Alumni Email

Your Columbia Inbox

The Columbia Alumni Association offers alumni free, Web-based email (UNI and password required) that includes a Customizable name @caa.columbia.edu with no forwarding required.

Maintain a Web-based email address @caa.columbia.edu and stay connected! 

Create or manage an account

Access my existing Columbia inbox

This service is provided through a partnership between the Columbia Alumni Association and Google and your account will have all the features of Gmail, including relevant advertising displayed near your inbox. Read more about Google's policies at Google Help. Read more about the CAA's email services in our Email FAQs.

Recent Graduates

If you are currently using LionMail, your email service will remain uninterrupted at this address. For LionMail help, please contact the CUIT Service Desk at 212-854-1919, or askcuit@columbia.edu. (You can still set up email forwarding or create a CAA alumni email account.)

If you were not using LionMail as a student, CAA alumni email services will be available to you about ninety days after graduation.

Please note that we cannot provide alumni online access to certificate holders, alumni of affiliate schools, current students, faculty, or staff. Affiliate school services can be found on the CUIT Web site.

Additionally, post-doctoral programs, residencies, and fellowships are considered employment, and therefore ineligible for alumni online services, including alumni email.

Have a question? 

Check out alumni email FAQs.

Visit the Gmail Help Center for technical support (NB: the Columbia Alumni Association does not provide technical support for Gmail). 

Having trouble accessing CAA online services on your browser? Try clearing your browser cache. Here are some instructions on how to do this in Chrome and Firefox browsers.


Email Forwarding

Attention: Beginning on October 22, 2019, you will not be able to create new forwarding to email systems outside the University. Existing forwarding will continue to function until March 17, 2020, but will still be subject to limitations from security measures implemented by many institutions and companies. After March 17, 2020, UNI mail-forwarding to Columbia systems (Ex. jd1234@columbia.edu to jane.doe@barnard.edu or j_doe@nyp.org) will continue to be available. For detailed information, click here. For a full list of permitted forwarding destinations, click here.


Terms and Conditions

Users of CAA-provided email benefits (email forwarding and @caa.columbia.edu alumni email accounts) must abide by the Terms and Conditions of the Online Alumni Community (Alumni UNI and password required. Don't have a UNI password? Get help here.) and University Policies. Misuse of alumni email accounts is strictly prohibited. Anyone found to be in violation shall have their privileges revoked.

Examples of misuse include using CAA email to:

  1. send unwanted communications or commercial electronic mail (i.e. spam) per CAN-SPAM policies
  2. engage in illegal or unethical activities
  3. harass, demean, or threaten others
  4. violate the privacy policies or data integrity of Columbia University