Your student email account will be deactivated approximately one year after you complete your studies and graduate from the university. Before the account gets deactivated, you can back up any important university emails by copying them to a personal account using Microsoft Outlook, which is part of the Microsoft Office 365 package.
Please note: If you do not already have Microsoft Office 365 installed on your personal computer, please follow these instructions to download and install it.
To copy your emails, please follow the steps below:
There is no limit to the amount of emails or folders that you can copy, but the process may take a while to complete depending on how many emails need to be copied over. Please leave the Outlook app open until the copying process has fully completed – once it has finished, your university emails will be safely stored on your personal account.
You will also need to back up any files you have saved on your university OneDrive account before it gets deactivated. To do this, you will need to access OneDrive on the web and then right-click on any files or folders that you would like to save, and then select the Download option to save them onto your computer. Once you have safely stored all of your personal files onto your computer, you can then upload them again to a personal OneDrive account.
If you need any further assistance with backing up your emails or OneDrive files, please contact UniHelp, or visit the IT helpdesk.