UC Berkeley is changing the way that alumni obtain email access with the issuance of a new and free @berkeley.edu email account from Google. This account will automatically include your Haas-affiliated addresses* as aliases so you can continue to "send as" your student alias (e.g. @mba.berkeley.edu).
It will also include your bConnected data (Drive, Calendar, Contacts) so there is no need to archive data prior to your graduation.
All you need to do is to claim your address through the Cal Alumni Network page. (If you do not claim this email your bConnected account may be discontinued later after your graduation)
*The Haas-affiliated domain names which are included:
@mba.berkeley.edu (for MBA degree holders)
@alumni.haas.org (for BS degree holders)
How to claim your @berkeley account
Log into cal.berkeley.edu and click on the Claim Your Berkeley account link (middle column)
Log in with your CalNet ID and Passphrase
Click on the Claim My Email button and accept the @cal user policy that pops up
Please allow up to 24 hours for your @berkeley account to be created
Once the account has been created, log back into cal.berkeley.edu to finish your set up. All emails will now be sent to this location unless you update your forwarding preferences.
How to Create Forwarding to a Personal Inbox
Log into cal.berkeley.edu and click on the Mail icon in the upper left hand corner
Once in, click on the gear icon in the upper right corner
Select the Settings option from the drop-down menu
Click on the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab
Click the Add a forwarding address button
Type in the address you want your email to forward to
Click next and a screen will pop up to tell you that a verification code has been sent to this email address
Log into that email account and verify by clicking on the link provided
Go back to the settings screen and be sure that you have selected your personal email in the forwarding dropdown area
Scroll to the bottom of the Settings page and click on Save Changes