* About: Email for Alumni

Service overview | Who can use it | How to request, access | Cost | Availability | FAQ | Best practices & policies | Training & documentation | Support

Service overview

McGill Alumni (graduates of McGill University) keep their McGill Email Address (firstname.lastname@mail.mcgill.ca) for life, for their personal (non-commercial) use.

Email sent to your McGill Email Address is delivered to and stored on Microsoft Exchange Online (Microsoft 365). If you have another email service that you use more often, you may wish to forward your McGill mail to that other service. Please see Options for dealing with multiple email services

Who can use it

Graduates of McGill University.

How to request, access the service

New alumni: continue using your McGill email the same way you did as a student: via a McGill mailbox on Microsoft Office 365 or via one of the recommended options for dealing with multiple email services; no request needs to be made.

Past alumni: you can request Email for Life by signing up through the McGill Alumni Website.

Use your McGill Username and McGill Password to access your email via any of the following:


There is no cost associated with this service.


Requests to have an Email for Life mailbox created or to have one reinstated are processed during regular office hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm).

Access to McGill email is available 24 X 7, except during maintenance. Check the home page of the IT Support site for announcements regarding service interruptions.

Frequently asked questions

Best practices & policies

Training & documentation

Self-serve resources:


Submit a request for Email support.