Migrating to an Alumni Account
This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):
Windows - Macintosh
This tutorial will demonstrate how to migrate your student email to an alumni account. For graduates, UI email accounts expires one year after you leave the university. Other accounts expire after you are no longer eligible to enroll in courses. ITS provides a convenient way for you to save your emails, contacts and continue using VandalMail by migrating to an Alumni account.
Navigate to https://help.uidaho.edu/ and log in using your NetID.
You must have a Security Profile set up before you can migrate your account. For information on creating a Security Profile, see our tutorial.
From the menu on the left select Alumni/Retirees and click Migrate to Office 365.
If your account is eligible for migration, it will be listed on this page. If your account is not listed, please contact the ITS Help Desk.
Check the box next to your account and click Migrate Account. This process cannot be undone. When you are ready, press Migrate Account again to begin the process.
Wait for the progress bar to show that the migration has finished. This process is usually 15 minutes, but can take longer depending on mailbox size.
Once the process has finished, go back to the Alumni/Retirees tab and select Change Office 365 Password. Check the box next to your account and enter a password that meets new password guidelines.
Be sure to confirm the password in the second box and then click Set New Password.
Alumni passwords expire periodically, but you can change your password at any time by returning to Account Management.
Your VandalMail account has been updated to a new @alumni.uidaho.edu account. Any emails sent to your @vandals account will be automatically delivered to your new Alumni inbox.
To log in to your Alumni account, navigate to https://alumni.uidaho.edu/. After bookmarking this page, click Continue to Email Logon.
Make sure to use your full alumni email address, including @alumni.uidaho.edu, when logging in. You should now be logged into your Alumni email account.