Alumni E-Mail Forwarding

Your alma mater provides a free permanent e-mail address!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What is e-mail forwarding?
  2. Can I change the forwarding address?
  3. How do I set up e-mail forwarding?
  4. What happens to my e-mail when I graduate from George Fox? 
  5. How can I save or keep the emails in my George Fox account?
  1. What is e-mail forwarding?

    Alumni retain their George Fox e-mail address as a permanent e-mail address that NEVER changes. 
    Even if you change jobs or e-mail providers, your free George Fox permanent e-mail forwarding address remains the same. E-mail forwarding redirects messages sent to your George Fox e-mail to the preferred e-mail address of your choice.

    Your permanent e-mail address is the same as your George Fox Google E-Mail address. This address has been reserved for you.

  2. Can I change the forwarding address?

    You can return to MyGFU and change your forwarding e-mail address anytime you want. 
    Just follow the setup instructions.  top

  3. How do I set up e-mail forwarding?
    1. Log in to MyGFU <http://mygfu.georgefox.edu/>.  (What if I don’t have a username and password for MyGFU?  Contact the Service Desk for assistance.)
    2. Select the E-mail Forwarding link in the Account Management box.
    3. Follow the directions found at the link to setup forwarding.  top
  4. What happens to my e-mail when I graduate from George Fox?

    When you graduate or withdraw from George Fox, your George Fox e-mail account is transitioned to a forward-only version.  As a former student, you can continue to use your George Fox e-mail address.  Just keep a valid forwarding e-mail address entered in MyGFU per the instructions above. Based on data in the Registrar's system, you will received notices that your e-mail account will expire in 15-30 days.  Instructions will be provided in the e-mail regarding necessary actions on your part.  Please refer to our E-mail Policy for more information.

    Once your e-mail account is transitioned to a forward-only version, older messages stored there can no longer be retrieved or forwarded.  You should receive a system e-mail notifying you of the upcoming closure date before you graduate. For instructions on how to save your emails to another email account before your George Fox account is transitioned, click here. top

  5. How can I save or keep the emails in my George Fox account?

    If you have been forwarding your George Fox account while you were a student to another email account then you don’t need to do anything else.  The forwarding address you have in place for your George Fox email will transition as the forwarding address for Alumni Email Forwarding. Your George Fox emails are already saved in your forwarded email account and your account is transitioned automatically with the forwarding email address you had in place as a student.  You can go to MyGFU at any time as an alumni and update that address if it ever changes. click here to learn how to transfer data from other Google apps.  top

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