This page includes instructions, as well as warnings, about forwarding your Exchange email messages to a different email account.
The information below does not apply to those with Google Apps @ Illinois email accounts (which is most undergraduate students).
Technology Services does not recommend forwarding your University Exchange email to another account. If you choose to forward your email, please be aware that you may encounter the following problems:
Forwarding your email might be a good idea for those who leave campus employment, including graduating graduate students. The timeline for departing graduate students, faculty, and staff includes:
Your Exchange email account will be deactivated 30 days after your employment ends, but email redirection will continue to work for approximately 2 years so that you can receive email sent to your firstname.lastname@example.org alias and you have an opportunity to request that your contacts update their address books.