Adams State University Alumni Email Accounts

Adams State University has taken advantage of Google's Apps for Education in order to offer an Alumni email service. In many ways, an alumni e-mail account is similar to an ordinary Gmail account, with two key differences:

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  2. Instead of having your address end in @gmail.com, you'll have @alumni.adams.edu

This is a free service to alumni who wish to retain a college e-mail connection. Your e-mail will be stored on Google-owned servers. Your inbox can be accessed by you from a desktop e-mail client like Outlook, via Google's webmail service, or mobile devices such as the iPhone or BlackBerry. Current students can request for messages in their ASU student email account to be transferred to their new alumni account, as well as having any future messages automatically forwarded to their new alumni email account.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Is this e-mail "for life?"

    We certainly hope so! The reality is technology is changing! Who knows what e-mail will look like in 30 years, or whether it will go the way of so many other technologies before it. That said, we're confident that both Google and Adams State University will be around in some form for a very long time. It is therefore reasonable to assume that your new @alumni.adams.edu account will be too. Of course, e-mail usage is subject to Google's terms of use, and to the College's Alumni Email Acceptable Use Policy. As such, we reserve the right to suspend or deactivate e-mail accounts if there is any breach of the user agreements.

  2. I already have a Gmail account, so how does this help me?

    Only Adams State University has the right to give out Google accounts that end in "@alumni.adams.edu", which can be useful for joining some closed networks, like Facebook, or just for reasons of personal pride.

  3. Can my "@alumni.adams.edu" account be forwarded to another account?

    Yes. In the top right corner of any Google mail page, click on the link marked "Settings," then on the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab, and forward the account as you please.

  4. Can anyone at the college read my e-mail?

    No. ASU and Google both respect your privacy. ASU employees have no access to individual alumni accounts.

  5. If I'm a graduate and also a returning student/staff member/faculty member, can I keep this address as well as my @adams.edu?

    Yes. One is being offered to you by virtue of your staff/student status, and the other by virtue of your alumni status. The two email accounts are physically separate, and will only forward or share email from one to the other if you wish them to.

  6. What personal information is being shared with Google?

    The only personal information provided to Google by ASU are the names of participating alumni (for the "From" line of the e-mail), and your e-mail prefix (the part before the @ symbol).

  7. Where is my e-mail physically located?

    All @alumni.adams.edu accounts store their files in Google-owned servers based in the United States, stored along with other North American Gmail accounts.

Acceptable Use Policy for the ASU Alumni Email

The use of an Adams State University "branded" alumni email account is provided to help ASU alumni maintain contact with one another and to assist in their transition from college to the professional workplace. When using an ASU alumni-branded email account, individuals are expected to respect the college's good name in dealings both within and outside of the college.

Alumni.adams.edu addresses may not be utilized as return addresses for commercial email solicitations, advertising, offensive or illegal communications, communications which infringe intellectual property rights, or communications which harass, intimidate or otherwise violate the rights of others. Further, alumni email accounts should not be used in a manner which states or implies the college's endorsement of other organizations, products or services.

Although this policy attempts to address the most common situations that may arise, it is impossible to foresee every situation. Individuals are trusted to use their alumni email accounts responsibly, whether or not there is a guideline addressing each possible situation. Adams State University reserves the right to terminate the ASU alumni email account of any person who violates this policy. ASU's alumni email account is hosted by Google, Inc. and is also subject to Google's Acceptable Use Policy.