Harvard Alumni Affairs and Development offers an email forwarding service to all Harvard University alumni.
An alumni.harvard email forwarding address is an address in the format firstname.lastname@example.org, which can be set to forward to a designated email address. Alumni can create an alumni.harvard email forwarding address by logging in to alumni.harvard using their HarvardKey, then activating email forwarding.
Please note that an @post.harvard.edu address and an @alumni.harvard.edu address are the same thing, and that alumni just setting up a forwarding address must set up an @alumni.harvard.edu address. Other things to note about the alumni.harvard email forwarding address:
- Alumni who have a post.harvard email forwarding address have to option to change it to an alumni.harvard email address. Note that this is a one-time change and that you will not be able to receive email to your post.harvard email forwarding address after you change it to an alumni.harvard email forwarding address.
- An alumni.harvard email forwarding address is not a stand-alone email account. Rather, it is a service that will forward messages to a designated email address. In order to receive messages sent to an alumni.harvard address, forwarding must be activated.
- It is not possible to retrieve messages directly from an alumni.harvard email forwarding address, either through the web or using a desktop email program. Messages sent to an alumni.harvard forwarding address can only be retrieved through the address to which mail is being forwarded.
- It is not possible to send an email from an alumni.harvard email forwarding address. Though some email clients allow users to reconfigure their outgoing email to reflect their alumni.harvard email forwarding address as the sender, most (including web clients like Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail) do not offer this service.
- alumni.harvard email addresses are separate from other Harvard email addresses, such as student addresses. Creating an alumni.harvard email address will not allow alumni to continue receiving mail through student addresses after these addresses have expired.
If you have any questions about setting up your alumni.harvard email forwarding address, or about its functionality, please contact the HAA Help Desk.