Alumni Services

Alumni Email Service

The Alumni Email Service is a free for life webmail service exclusively for University of Edinburgh alumni.

Alumni email

Accessed from the MyEd Alumni Portal, alumni are entitled to a free webmail account providing webmail-only access, email-forwarding, and an email quota of 100Mb.

New graduates

In the first year new graduates receive an enhanced graduate account allowing access with any email client (e.g. Outlook or a mobile device), along with a greater usage quota to ensure that all essential student mails and contacts can be transferred.

Email address

Your alumni email address will be based on your matriculation number, for example s9500000@ed-alumni.net.

Once registered, you will be able to create a friendlier version of your email address by adding an email alias, for example anyname@ed-alumni.net.

How to register

The process is slightly different for new graduates and, for existing alumni, depends on whether you are registered with the MyEd Alumni Portal.

New graduates

To sign up to the Alumni Email Service, simply access MyEd in the normal way. Your student version of MyEd will have transformed into the alumni version. Click on the email tab and follow the instructions on screen.

Log in to MyEd using EASE

Please note that the email tab will not appear until records are transferred to the alumni database, this usually occurs after graduation is completed for all graduating students. Due to the volume of records involved, this process can occasionally take longer so please do not panic if the tab is not visible.

Remember before your student email account expires, you will be able to transfer your emails and contacts from your student account to your new alumni email.

Your student account expires 120 days (210 days for research postgraduates) from the end of your programme of study. Registering for the Alumni Email Service does not close your student email account and all emails are automatically forwarded until your student account expires.

Existing alumni

Step 1: Have a MyEd Alumni Portal account

To use this service you first need to be registered with the MyEd Alumni Portal. If you are already registered please go to step 2. If you did not use MyEd as a student then you will need to set up a new account.

How to set up a MyEd Account

Step 2: Request an email account

We then need to create an email account for you. Please email dasusers@ed.ac.uk to request this including your name, MyEd Username (Matriculation number), and degree information.

Further information

How do I know if I'm already registered for MyEd?

If you studied at the University after 2003, then you will already be registered with MyEd,  you can login use your existing username (i.e. s0000000) and password. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it using your shared secrets.

I've forgotten my University Username, what should I do?

Please email dasusers@ed.ac.uk to request this, including your full name, degree, year of graduation and date of birth.

How long do I have to migrate my student emails to my new Alumni email account?

Your student account expires 120 days (210 days for research postgraduates) from the end of your programme of study. Registering for the Alumni Email Service does not close your student email account and all emails are automatically forwarded until your student account expires.

More information about the University's Account Expiry Policy can be found on the policies & regulations webpage.

Further Help and support

Email The University of Edinburgh Alumni Department for direct support

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