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When your time as a student at Dartmouth is complete, your Dartmouth.edu address will continue to exist for the rest of your life, but the mailbox attached to your account will be deleted within 60 days of your departure. In order to not lose any messages, contacts or calendar events, you need to set up your Dartmouth.edu address to forward to another non-Dartmouth account prior to your mailbox deactivation.
To help you manage this change, the Alumni Help Desk provides alumni with information (see below) on how to obtain, setup, and configure free e-mail accounts that are offered by Microsoft or Google. They will also assist with configuring those accounts to allow you to send e-mail from your new Dartmouth.edu address. This will allow you to receive and send mail from a Microsoft or Google account but using a Dartmouth.edu address.
4 Steps to a Successful Mailbox Transition:
Set Forwarding on Your Account: Log into Dartmouth's Directory Manager system (dartdm.dartmouth.edu) and set the forwarding on your account to another non-Dartmouth e-mail address that you own.
Migrate Any Messages You Want Retained: Log into your Dartmouth.edu account and review any messages there. If there are any you want to keep, forward them to your non-Dartmouth account.
Migrate Any Addresses You Want Retained: Log into your Dartmouth.edu account and review your contacts. Set up these same contacts in your non-Dartmouth account and test those addresses to ensure you transferred them correctly.
Have a mobile device (smartphone, iPad, etc.)? Delete your dartmouth.edu account from this device when your mailbox is deactivated. You will no longer be able to view your Dartmouth.edu account on a mobile device, e-mail application or web browser. Use the account to which you forwarded your Dartmouth.edu account to view any Dartmouth messages, contacts or events.
In addition to your mailbox being deleted, your DartFiles folder and it's contents will be deleted. If there are any documents you want retained from your DartFiles space, you need to copy them to another location prior to your mailbox going away.
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Last Updated: 8/29/13