The University of Michigan has started providing Lifetime Email Forwarding to all alumni. This means that you can sign up for a "@umich.edu" email address, redirect it to your current email address, and enjoy Lifetime Email Forwarding at no cost to you!

Email forwarding is a wonderful communication tool that will enable you to stay in touch with classmates and other members of Ross School of Business community, even during career changes and changes in Internet providers. This service also offers a clear association with the University of Michigan.

Finding the Right Instructions for You

If you have a uniquname
If you already have a uniqname you can sign up for Lifetime Email Forwarding service at directory.umich.edu.

If you already have a uniqname you can sign up for Lifetime Email Forwarding service at http://directory.umich.edu. You will be able to maintain the service by responding in the affirmative to an e-mail you will receive each year. It is your responsibility to keep your e-mail forwarding address current in the online directory.

If at any time you experience problems with these instructions or setting up Lifetime Email Forwarding, visit our FAQ page.

Instructions for Setting Up Your "@umich.edu" Email Address

  1. Connect to the U-M Online Directory.
  2. Click the Bind button (Before you can make changes to your entry you must "bind" to the directory as yourself).
  3. At the login screen, enter your uniqname and U-M (Kerberos) password, then click Log in.
  4. Your uniqname will now be displayed in the upper right corner of the window under the Help button. Click your uniqname to display your directory entry.
  5. Click the Modify button in the upper right corner of the screen.
  6. Enter/Change the address in the E-Mail Forwarding Address field to the address where you want your e-mail forwarded (i.e., a "yahoo.com" or "hotmail.com" address). Please specify only one forwarding email address.
  7. Click the Save Changes button.

NOTE: After saving changes, you will be returned to your personal profile and you should see the message "Your changes have been saved" at the top of your screen. If you do not see this message, repeat steps 5-7.

  1. Click the Unbind button.
  2. Click the logout link (in the lower right corner of the window).
  3. Close your web browser. If you do not close your browser, you will be redirected back to the Online Directory.

NOTE: Changes to Lifetime Email Forwarding in the U-M Online Directory are typically taking at least two hours to complete, but may take up to 24 hours. If you can't get into iMpact with your new uniqname and password, try again in a few hours.

Important Note!

Signing up for Lifetime Email Forwarding MAY NOT update your email address in iMpact!

If you currently have an email address listed in iMpact, you'll need to enter your new "@umich.edu" address in the Alumni Information Update form.

If you currently do not have an email address listed in iMpact, your new "@umich.edu" address will automatically be added to your profile.

To ensure that your Personal Profile in iMpact lists your preferred email address, please see the following instructions:

  1. Go to "Update Your Contact Info" at http://www.bus.umich.edu/PersonalProfile/AlumniUpdate.aspNOTE: You’ll have to log in again using your uniqname and password.
  2. In the Email Address field, enter your new "@umich.edu" address.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click "Submit Changes."

From this point on, all email messages sent to your "@umich.edu" address will be forwarded automatically to the new address you specified. To be effective, however, you must remember to keep your forwarding address current in the U-M Online Directory. Whenever you change jobs or Internet Service Providers (ISPs), be sure to change your forwarding address in the U-M Online Directory.

Each year, the Information Technology Central Services (ITCS) will send a message to all alumni who are using this service. You MUST go to a web site (TBD) within the year and indicate your desire to keep this service. If you do not do this, your account will be deactivated, though your uniqname will still be assigned to you.

Also, each year, ITCS will send a message to all alumni whose Lifetime Email Forwarding address has not received any messages. As before, you MUST go to a web site (TBD) within the year and indicate your desire to keep this service. The purpose is so ITCS can weed out accounts that are not being used in order to keep costs down. As before, your uniqname will still be assigned you.

If you have any questions regarding Lifetime Email Forwarding, please contact the ITCS Accounts office at (734) 764.8000 or itd.accounts@umich.edu.

NOTE: U-M is providing email forwarding ONLY. If you are interested in a U-M mailbox with full email storage capability, you may purchase this service through the University of Michigan's Information Technology Central Services (ITCS) department.  For more information, visit the U-M Online website at http://www.umonline.umich.edu/.

If you do not have a uniquname
If you are an alum who left the University prior to receiving a uniqname, or you forget your uniqname, you will need to create one before you can begin using the Lifetime Email Forwarding service.

If you are an alum who left the University prior to receiving a uniqname, or you forget your uniqname, you will need to create one before you can begin using the Lifetime Email Forwarding service:

If you have never been issued a UM uniqname and Kerberos password, follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to https://weblogin.umich.edu.
  2. Under the heading, "Need a login name?" (bottom of page) click "Alumni."
  3. You will be taken to "Conditions of Use" page. Choose "Accept & Continue."
  4. You will then be taken to an eligibility screen. All you need is one of the three items to confirm your alumni identity:
    - Social Security Number (last four digits only)
                            OR
    - Alumni ID number (found on your mailing label - 10 digit number, the first 3 digits will be 000)
                            OR
    - UM ID number (eight digit number found on your UM ID card)

NOTE: When asked for your name, please use the name shown on all official University of Michigan correspondence.

  1. Click "Check Eligibility."
  2. If you had previously created a uniqname, your uniqname will appear on the next screen.
    1. If you remember the password associated with your uniqname, you can return to https://weblogin.umich.edu and sign in.
    2. If you can’t remember the password associated with your uniqname, you will need to contact ITS Service Desk number (734.764.HELP or 734.764.4357) or itcs.accounts.office@umich.edu. Only ITCS Accounts office can reset your password.
  3. If you are eligible for a uniqname and did not previously create one, you will be provided with several uniqnames to choose from (based on the email address you submitted on the eligibility screen).
  4. Select a uniqname from the list.

NOTE:You also have the option to create a uniqname. If you choose this option, you will be asked to create a uniqname from 6 to 8 characters. Be aware that many uniqnames have already been taken, so uniqnames such as "george@umich.edu" or "sally@umich.edu" are probably not available.

  1. You will then be directed to a page with two options below. Check your preferences.
    1. Sign Up for Lifetime Email Forwarding, and
    2. Receive University of Michigan Email Messages.

NOTE: If you chose to sign up for Lifetime Email Forwarding, you will then be asked to enter the email address to which you would like your "@umich.edu" email address forwarded. You can choose a different email address than that which you originally indicated on the eligibility screen.

  1. After checking your preferences, you will be prompted to select a password to accompany your new uniqname. This will be known as your Kerberos password.
  2. After selecting a password, you have the option to store a hint in the Online Directory in case you forget your password. The hint should be something that will help you remember your password. You will then have the option to select a challenge and response, which will prompt your hint if you forget your password.

EXAMPLE: Challenge - "Where do I live?" Response - "Ann Arbor" prompts Password Hint - "My dog’s name." From this you can remember that your password is "Sparky." Response & password are case-sensitive.

  1. After completing these steps, you will have created your new UM uniqname and Kerberos password and will be directed to a University of Michigan Services page.

NOTE: Adding your new uniqname and password to the Business School database typically takes at least 2 hours for our system to complete, but may take up to 24 hours. If you can't get into iMpact with your new uniqname and password, try again in a few hours.

If you have any questions about uniqnames and passwords, or are having trouble getting a uniqname and password, contact ITS Service Desk number (734.764.HELP or 734.764.4357) or itcs.accounts.office@umich.edu.

 

Important Note Regarding Lifetime Email Forwarding!

Signing up for Lifetime Email Forwarding MAY NOT update your email address in iMpact!

  • If you currently have an email address listed in iMpact, you'll need to enter your new "@umich.edu" address on your Personal Alumni Profile form.
  • If you currently do not have an email address listed in iMpact, your new "@umich.edu" address will automatically be added to your profile.

To ensure that your Personal Profile in iMpact lists your preferred email address, please see the following instructions:

  1. Go to "My Alumni Profile" at http://www.bus.umich.edu/Profile.

NOTE: You’ll have to log in again using your new uniqname and Kerberos password.

  1. Click the “Edit Profile” button at the top of your profile.
  2. In the Email field, click “Edit Email Address.”
  3. Enter your new “@umich.edu” email address in the Email Address field.
  4. Click "Save Changes."

From this point on, all email messages sent to your "@umich.edu" address will be forwarded automatically to the new address you specified. To be effective, however, you must remember to keep your forwarding address current in the U-M Online Directory. Whenever you change jobs or Internet Service Providers (ISPs), be sure to change your forwarding address in the U-M Online Directory (http://directory.umich.edu).

If you have any questions regarding Lifetime Email Forwarding, please contact the ITCS at 734.764.8000 or itcs.accounts.office@umich.edu

NOTE: U-M is providing email forwarding ONLY. If you are interested in a U-M mailbox with full email storage capability, you may purchase this service through the University of Michigan's Information Technology Central Services (ITCS) department. For more information, visit the U-M Online website at http://www.umonline.umich.edu/.

Login FAQs
If at any time you experience problems with these instructions or setting up Lifetime Email Forwarding, check out this page.

What is iMpact?

iMpact is a password-protected intranet for the Ross School of Business community. Only current Ross School staff, faculty, students and alumni can use iMpact. Alumni can access Kresge Library, alumni services, job postings and the alumni directory via iMpact.  This free online system was formally known as M-TRACK but switched to iMpact in 2003. Alumni need a University of Michigan uniqname and kerberos password to access iMpact.

 

How do I create a UM uniqname to access the iMpact directory?

You need one of the following three items to confirm your alumni identity:

  1. Social Security Number (last four digits only).  OR
  2. Alumni ID number (found on your mailing label — a 10-digit number, the first 3 digits will be 000).  OR
  3. UM ID number (eight-digit number found on your UM ID card).

Then click here to go to a page where you can either (1) Create a Uniqname or be reminded of an existing one, or (2) Reset a Password if you cannot remember yours.

Please note: It takes from 1 to 24 hours to have a new uniqname loaded into the iMpact database.

 

How do I retrieve my login or reset my password?

Click here to retrieve your login name if you don't remember. Click here to try the password hint or contact the ITCS Accounts Office at 734.764.8000 (8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday). Password resets can only be done by ITCS Accounts Office over the phone.

 

What is lifetime e-mail forwarding?

Lifetime e-mail forwarding is a free service that re-routes e-mail messages sent to your "@umich.edu" address to your active work or personal e-mail account. When you change e-mail providers, you simply change the e-mail address you've listed in the University's electronic directory, and future messages will be forwarded to your new e-mail account. This feature allows you to demonstrate your pride in being a U-M alum while taking advantage of the convenience of a constant e-mail address.

See instructions above to sign up for lifetime email forwarding.

Click here to change your lifetime email forwarding address.

 

How can I access my iMpact resume?

Click here to access your resume and update it in the iMpact database. Your iMpact resume is not deleted when you switch from student to alumni status.

 

Who can I contact for technical support? 

Contact ITCS Accounts to create a uniqname or to reset your password, 734.764.8000, itcs.accounts@umich.edu