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Email for Life

The Christopher Newport Alumni Society is proud to offer alumni email for life through CNU Connect. Email for life is a free and private email account for our alumni. Email for life offers you, as a Captain for Life, an @cnu.edu email address and full email account services that can be used throughout your life, enabling friends and contacts to stay in touch with you however often you change jobs, location or email addresses.

No matter your date of graduation you are eligible for this new service provided by your university in partnership with Google. Only alumni who graduated prior to 2009 need to request an alumni email address via our online request form. Alumni graduating 2009 and later will retain access to their current CNU email and need not apply for an email address.

If you graduated prior to 2009 and would like to request an email address, please read more under the "How do I apply" tab above to find out about the program before applying.

Frequently Asked Questions

Christopher Newport alumni mail is an email for life product offered to graduates of Christopher Newport. Christopher Newport alumni mail is powered by Google and offers each user a customizable @cnu.edu email address.

If you received a degree from Christopher Newport College or Christopher Newport University you are eligible to be approved for an email address. Please note that if you attended Christopher Newport, but did not receive a degree, you are not eligible for an email address.

By providing your contact information and completing a simple online form! Once your application is received, it will be reviewed, and you will be contacted if there are any questions. Please note that you must have a non Christopher Newport (@cnu.edu) affiliated email account where you can verify your @cnu.edu email application. Once you’ve completed the application, further instructions will be sent to the non-Christopher Newport affiliated email you provided.

Google and its web-based email program Gmail are the engines that power Christopher Newport alumni mail. Each account provides users with over six GB of storage, fast Google searches and powerful spam protection. In addition, users also have access to Google Calendars for storage of all of their important dates and events.

Yes! Instructions on forwarding your other email address can be found in the Google Help Center.

After you fill out the Christopher Newport alumni mail sign-up form, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address that you specify in the form, with instructions on accessing your Christopher Newport alumni mail account.

Yes! Configuring your Christopher Newport alumni mail account in an external mail client (Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, etc.) is easy and can be achieved using POP or IMAP access. After logging in to Christopher Newport alumni mail, click "Settings" in the top right-hand corner and then "Forwarding and POP/IMAP." Enable the option you'd like to use and follow the configuration instructions linked in that section. Remember to use your full email address as your username.

Yes! Christopher Newport alumni mail powered by Google can be set up on most data-enabled cell phones, like the iPhone, Blackberry, Treo and phones running Windows Mobile. Cell phone access can be done via your mobile browser by visiting CNU Connect or by enabling IMAP on your account and setting up Christopher Newport alumni mail as an email account on your phone. Click here for instructions on enabling IMAP on your Christopher Newport alumni mail account and for instructions on setting up Christopher Newport alumni mail as an email account on your phone.

Alumni can access the University’s helpdesk online, where they can find detailed information about using CNU Connect, the email provider.

A bridge between our organization and Google products. On one side, we have communication and collaboration needs for our alumni. On the other side, there are successful, innovative, online personal Google products. Google Apps allows us to embrace the strengths of both sides.

Visit the Google Help Center for frequently asked questions updated daily by product experts, tutorial videos of key features, user interface screenshots, active discussion groups and more.


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