About Your E-Mail & AFS Space
After you leave the university, your access to services that require an Onyen is subject to termination. For more information please see How long will my Onyen account stay active after I graduate?
Downloading & Backing Up Your E-Mail
You can get information on how to download your e-mail locally to local folders by clicking on Help > Getting Help in your particular email program. Saving email to local folders will leave the email in its original format, including attachments. This option also allows you to easily upload your saved emails to a new service that supports IMAP mail folders on the mail server. For information on how to do this in Mozilla Thunderbird, Outlook 2007 and 2010, and Outlook 2011. For further assistance, speak to customer support for your new email provider.
Graduation: Alumni Forwarding
The UNC General Alumni Association is pleased to offer free e-mail forwarding as a courtesy for all UNC alumni, current UNC students, and associate General Alumni Association members. All e-mail sent to your alumni e-mail address will be automatically forwarded to an e-mail address of your choice. This @alumni.unc.edu address is only an e-mail alias, so we recommend that you sign up for an e-mail account for your alumni e-mails to be forwarded to, such as GMail, Yahoo! Mail, or Hotmail. For more information, please click here.
Bouncing your Messages to Another Email Account
If you have a non-UNC e-mail account, you might want to send your messages to the new account rather than saving them to a file. If you want to try this option, consider bouncing your messages to the new account. Bouncing is like forwarding except the messages still look like they came from the original sender and also have the original times and dates (instead of being stamped with the time and date of the day you bounce the message). For more information on how to bounce email from the supported email programs, please see the article titled Instructions on How to Bounce Email.
You will need to do this for all of your email folders. Also bear in mind that if your new account has a quota, don’t exceed the quota by sending too many messages to your new account.