In an effort to assist alumni in ongoing connections with each other and the college, Alumni & Parent Programs is pleased to offer alumni a lifetime email address and email forwarding.
A few things to keep in mind...
- An alumni email forwarding account will not forward email sent to your student account (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Alumni email forwarding is not an email account. Mail sent to your alumni email address will be forwarded to your preferred email on record.
- All alumni email addresses will follow the format of: email@example.com
- At this time we do not have the capability to manage email forwarding on the web.
NEVER SEND OR GIVE OUT YOUR EMAIL PASSWORD TO ANYONE FOR ANY REASON, NO MATTER HOW LEGITIMATE THE REQUEST APPEARS.
The Amherst College IT Department will NEVER ask you for your password via any medium.
Do not be taken in by any requests to "Confirm" or "Verify" your email account! The college has recently had several instances of campus users responding to so-called phishing emails. (These are emails that purport to be from the Amherst IT Department, but which are actually forgeries.) These users unwittingly sent their passwords to third parties who then used their email accounts to send massive amounts of spam via Amherst's servers. Giving out your password puts all your files and data--both personal and college--at risk.
NEVER SEND OR GIVE OUT YOUR EMAIL PASSWORD TO ANYONE.