Email Forwarding

Cal Poly no longer offers new email forwarding accounts for alumni, but does continue to support existing accounts. 

If, after reviewing the FAQs below, you need assistance with your email forwarding account, please email webmaster@alumni.calpoly.edu

 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q. What is E-mail Forwarding?
Q. What is an E-mail Forwarding address?
Q. How do I sign up for an E-mail Forwarding address?
Q. What if I forgot my username or password?
Q. Can I change my e-mail forwarding address?
Q. What if I do NOT want to receive e-mail from Cal Poly?
Q. How can I change my preferred e-mail address?
Q. Can I change information in the online directory?
Q. Can I search the online directory for fellow alumni?
Q. Who should I contact if I am having trouble with my account?
Q. What is my default username and password?
Q. Can I change my username or password?
Q. Are there restrictions on my password?

 

Answers

Q. What is E-mail Forwarding?

A. It’s a free e-mail forwarding account. It looks like username@alumni.calpoly.edu. Any e-mail that is sent to this address will automatically forward to any receiving account you specify. 

 

Q. What is an E-mail Forwarding address?

A. A lifetime e-mail forwarding address is a service that was offered to alumni prior to 2014. We are no longer able to offer new email forwarding accounts.  

 

Q. How do I sign up for an E-mail Forwarding address?

 A. We are reviewing ways to improve this service. During this time, we are not currently accepting requests for new accounts.

 

Q. What if I forgot my username or password?

A. If you forgot your username or password, click here and input your email address and we will send an automated email message to your permanent email address. If that address is no longer valid, we can reset your password. Simply, email webmaster@alumni.calpoly.edu with your question, your email forwarding address and a way to contact you and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. 

 

Q. Can I change my e-mail forwarding address?

 A. Yes. If you would like to change your e-mail forwarding address, send e-mail to webmaster@alumni.calpoly.edu

 

Q. What if I do NOT want to receive e-mail from Cal Poly?

            A. From the Cal Poly Alumni website, click on “Stay Informed” and select “Manage Email Preferences”

 

Q. How can I change my preferred e-mail address?

            A. To change your preferred e-mail address online, follow these steps:

                        1. Go to Email Forwarding

                        2. Enter your username and password

                        3. Click on “Update Account”

                        4. Modify your information and click “Update”

                        5. Verify your information and click “Verified”

 

Q. Can I change information in the online directory?

A. Yes. Some information in the online directory is changeable. To change your online directory information, follow these steps:

                        1. Go to Email Forwarding

                        2. Enter your username and password

                        3. Click on “Update Account”

                        4. Modify your information and click “Update”

                        5. Verify your information and click “Verified”

 

Q. Can I search the online directory for fellow alumni?

A. Yes. You can search the online directory for fellow alumni who are also participating in the Cal Poly Alumni Email Forwarding Network. To search the online directory, follow these steps:

                        1. Go to Email Forwarding

                        2. Enter your username and password

                        3. Click on “Search the online directory”

                        4. Enter your search criteria and click “Submit Query”

 

Q. Who should I contact if I am having trouble with my account?

A. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your account, send e-mail to webmaster@alumni.calpoly.edu

 

Q. Can I change my username or password?

            A. Yes. To change your username or password, follow these steps:

                        1. Click Change E-mail Forwarding Username and Password

                        2. Enter your username and password

                        3. Complete the Account Modification Form and click “Update”

                        4. Close all browser windows and login again

 

Q. Are there restrictions on my password?

            A. Yes. Your password must meet the following rules:

                        1. Must be between 5 and 10 characters

                        2. Must contain at least one lowercase letter

                        3. Must contain at least one uppercase letter

                        4. Must contain at least one number