Alumni Email for Life
Sign Up for Email Forwarding
UC San Diego offers alumni an email service that allows you to recieve messages sent to your @ucsd.edu to your external mailbox of choice. Alumni are eligble for this free service that enables you to stay in touch with classmates and other members of the Triton community and offers a clear association with UC San Diego even after you leave. A non-UC San Diego email address (i.e. yahoo or gmail) is necessary in order to activate your UC San Diego forwarding address.
Class of 2023, you will have access to your @ucsd.edu email address and inbox through 2023. We will inform you with updates on how to keep your @ucsd.edu once the service is available. Thank you for your patience and congratulations on your recent graduation!
Classes 2017 and After • Staff/Faculty Alumni • Pre-existing Email for Life Users
If you graduated from UC San Diego after 2017 or have an active @ucsd.edu address (staff/faculty alumni and existing Email for Life users) you are able to sign up for Email for Life – UC San Diego’s forwarding email service that allows you to receive @ucsd.edu messages to an external email address of your choice.
Complete this form to setup email forwarding from your current @ucsd.edu email address to the external email address of your choice. Note, once email forwarding is set up, you will no longer receive emails to your university mailbox. Please back up your messages and contacts prior to setting up your Email for Life service.
Classes 2016 and Before
Serivce is currently unavailable for graduates of 2016 and before. Our team is working diligently to get a new and improved Email for Life service up-and-running. Please keep your contact information up to date so that we can notify you when the new service becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Alumni Email for Life FAQs
Find answers to commonly asked questions about Alumni Email for Life below.
What is the Alumni Email for Life service?
Alumni Email for Life is a permanent @ucsd.edu email address from which Alumni can receive emails. It is a forwarding service provided exclusively to our UC San Diego Alumni to help fellow Tritons, friends and family stay in contact with you.
Who is eligible for an Alumni Email for Life address?
UC San Diego graduates who have received Bachelors, Master’s and/or a Doctorate degree are eligible.
I am a current staff/faculty member, but not a graduate of UC San Diego. Am I eligible for Alumni Email for Life?
The Alumni Email for Life service is strictly for our alumni. Please visit Keep a UCSD Address on Blink for details on staff/faculty email forwarding.
I am about to graduate. Can I keep my @ucsd.edu email address after graduation?
You can continue using your existing student email address after you have graduated by connecting it to a non-UC San Diego email address. Sign up for Alumni Email for Life to link your address to a non-UC San Diego email address. You will start to receive mail to that external mailbox address.
Is there a cost to enroll for Alumni Email for Life?
Nope! All UC San Diego graduates who have received Bachelors, Master’s and/or a Doctorate degree are eligible for this free service.
How do I enroll in the Alumni Email for Life service and when will it be active?
Classes 2017 and after, separating Staff/Faculty Alumni, and pre-existing Email for Life users can activate and update their account by logging in and completing this form.
Serivce is currently unavailable for graduates of 2016 and before. Our team is working diligently to get a new and improved Email for Life service up-and-running. Please keep your contact information up to date so that we can notify you when the new service becomes available.
After initial set up, can I update the email account I’ve linked to?
Yes, you will be able to change the email account it is linked to after your initial set up. Please contact ServiceDesk@ucsd.edu for more information.
Is this an email account?
No, this is only an email address that is linked to an existing email account (i.e. gmail, yahoo). You will not have access to a separate inbox. All messages sent to your @ucsd.edu address will be directed to your linked email account’s inbox.
Once you activate your Alumni Email for Life address, all messages sent to your Alumni Email for Life address will be re-directed to the email address of your choice.
How can I send an email from my @ucsd.edu address?
Due to new cybersecurity measures impacting UC San Diego’s Email for Life, we are unable to offer the ability to send mail as your @ucsd.edu address. You will only be able to receive mail sent to your @ucsd.edu address.
Will my Alumni Email for Life address allow me to link to multiple email accounts?
No, your @ucsd.edu address will only allow you to select one email account from which you can send and receive mail.
Can I set up more than one @ucsd.edu email address?
No, graduates are assigned only one @ucsd.edu Alumni Email for Life address.
How can I check to see what my @ucsd.edu email address is, or where it is forwarding?
Once your Alumni Email for Life address is generated, you will receive an email to your linked email address with your @ucsd.edu address inside it. If you no longer have access to this inbox or are unsure which inbox this email is stored in, please contact us at email@example.com.
Does Alumni Email for Life limit the size of email attachments?
Your Alumni Email for Life email attachment size limit is based on your email service provider. Please check with your email service provider for size limitations.
I already have a @alumni.ucsd.edu email forwarding address. How is that different from this new Alumni Email for Life service?
Your @alumni.ucsd.edu forwarding address will still forward emails to your selected mailbox.
I have an @alumni.ucsd.edu email forwarding address. Will the alumni forwarding address and service be terminated?
You will still be able to receive mail from your @alumni.ucsd.edu forwarding address. The messages will be mailed to the email inbox that was chosen at the time. However, we will no longer be issuing new @alumni.ucsd.edu email addresses. If you need to update the email inbox that it is forwarding to, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I change the email account that my Alumni Email for Life is linked to?
If you would like to change the email mailbox your Alumni Email for Life address is linked to please contact ServiceDesk@ucsd.edu.
What if I am having problems with my Alumni Email for Life address?
If you are experiencing problems with Alumni Email for Life, please contact us at email@example.com.