Email for Life

The Christopher Newport Alumni Society is proud to offer alumni e-mail for life through Google 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. However, only alumni who graduated prior to 2009 need to request an alumni email address. 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.


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How do I apply?

By providing your contact information and completing a simple online form! Alumni who graduated prior to 2009 may apply for their Email for Life online. *Please use only state abbreviations (VA, MD, NC, SC, etc.) when applying. Otherwise, you will receive an error message when submitting your form.*

Once your application is received, it will be reviewed by the Office of Alumni Relations 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. 

You will also be asked for your Captain for Life ID number which is the same as your student id number. Your Captain for Life ID can be found by your address on your copy of the 2011 Voyages - Alumni Magazine. If you do not know your Captain for Life ID number, you may call the Office of Alumni Relations at 757.594.7712. Please note, your Captain for Life ID number is not required, but having it may speed up the processing of your application.



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Christopher Newport Alumni Email for Life FAQ

No matter your date of graduation you are eligible for this new service provided by your university in partnership with Google. However, only alumni who graduated prior to 2009 need to request an alumni email address. 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 about the program before applying.

Christopher Newport Alumni Mail FAQ

1. What is Christopher Newport Alumni Mail?

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.

2. Who is eligible for a Christopher Newport Alumni 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.

3. How do I apply for a Christopher Newport Alumni 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.

4. How is Google involved?

Google and its web-based email program Gmail are the engines that power Christopher Newport Alumni Mail. Each account provides users with over 6 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

 5. Can I forward my @cnu.edu email to an email address I use more frequently?

Yes! Instructions on forwarding your other email address can be found here.

 6. I've signed up for a Christopher Newport Alumni Mail account. How do I access it?

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.

 7. Can I access my Christopher Newport Alumni email in an external mail client?

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.

8. Can I access my Christopher Newport Alumni Mail on my cell phone?

Yes! Christopher Newport Alumni Mail powered by Google can be setup 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 http://my.cnu.edu/ 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.

9. Where do I go if I have questions about my Christopher Newport Alumni Email account?

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

Google FAQ's

1. What is Google Apps?

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.

2. Where can I get more information on Google?

Help Center: www.google.com/support/a/users
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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