What is E-mail Forwarding for Life?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:41am

E-mail Forwarding for Life is an e-mail delivery service provided by Georgia Tech. This service allows eligible users to keep their Georgia Tech e-mail address (something@gatech.edu) after they have left Georgia Tech. You will not be provided with a Georgia Tech mailbox nor a web interface to send and receive e-mail. Your Georgia Tech email address will simply be an email address that delivers email to a valid third party, personal, e-mail address.

To change the name or forwarding address for a "@gatech.edu" email address, use PassPort. You will be able to access Passport with your original GT username and password.

Next, in order for you to deliver email to your personal email address, you would need to login to: http://passport.gatech.edu

1. Once you are logged in, click on the "Email Preferences" link on the left hand side, under the "Email" section.

2. Next click on the radio button next to "External Email Address" and type in your personal email address.

3. Click "Set Email Preferences".

4. A verification email will be sent to this new address.  Please click the link in that email to finalize the change.


*If you intend to save emails that are currently in your Office 365 mailbox, please archive these emails prior to making this selection or choosing external email forwarding. Failure to archive these emails can result in you losing access to your Office 365 Inbox.


For more information on Email for Life please click here.