New Email for Hunter Students
During the spring 2014 semester, Hunter College is switching to a new student email system. The new, Web-based system, called @MyHunter, is powered by Microsoft Office365. Your new email address will be your CUNYfirst username followed by @myhunter.cuny.edu, e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the benefits to @MyHunter email?
|What you get||@MyHunter email||Current email|
|Message size max||25MB
|Microsoft Outlook Web App|
|Integration of email, calendar and contacts|
Additionally, the new email system will provide better spam and virus protection for your emails.
You will also get a professional looking email address you get to keep after you graduate from Hunter. You can use this email address on your resume while applying for jobs and internships.
@MyHunter Email Implementation Timeline
|Week of March 17||
All students gain access to the new email system.
All incoming messages from your old email address will be automatically forwarded to your new email address. Note: This will not override your current auto forwarding settings.
|Starting May 24||
The old email system will become "read-only," i.e. you will be able to login to read your email messages you've received up until May 23 but won't be able to forward them or reply to them.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the student email system changing?
This change is part of a CUNY-wide initiative to provide students with better email service. The current email system is outdated. The new system offers many enhanced features, such as larger email storage, larger attachments, online calendar and more.
When will the change occur?
During the spring 2014 semester, starting in March.
Will I get a new email address?
Yes. Your new email addresses will be your CUNYfirst username followed by @myhunter.cuny.edu, e.g., email@example.com. Student email addresses will no longer end in @hunter.cuny.edu.
What will my new password be?
Your new email password will be your CUNYfirst password. Whenever you change your CUNYfirst password, your email password will change automatically. (Depending on the traffic volume on the CUNYfirst website, you may need to wait briefly for your password to synchronize up with your CUNYfirst and email account.)
What will happen to my old email address?
You will have two email accounts and addresses during the spring 2014 transition period. Your old account will be disabled after May 23, 2014.
What will happen to my contacts and email messages?
Your contacts and email messages will not be migrated over but we will have documentation available on how to do so.
Will training be available?
Yes, the Technology Resource Center (TRC) will provide training. Click this link to view the walk-in clinic schedule.
Why can't I automatically forward my emails in the new email system?
CUNY security policy no longer allows for the automatic email forwarding to another account. As an alternative, you will be able to easily synchronize your new email on your smart phone/tablet. Documentation will be available on how to do so as well as other alternatives.
What will happen to my NetID and password?
You will continue to use your NetID for Hunter services such as wireless access, off-campus access to library resources, computer labs, etc.
What can I do to prepare?
- Check your email regularly for updates on the transition.
- Make a record of where you use your Hunter email address, e.g., resumes, business cards, and listserves.
- Make a list of the contacts you’ll want included in your new email account.
- Start flagging/organizing the email messages you want to keep.
- Follow us on Twitter @MyHunterEmail.
What is the difference between @MyHunter and the MyHunter page?
@MyHunter refers to your student email. The MyHunter page will continue to serve as a centralized, personalized gateway where you can learn about relevant updates, campus events and program information. Your username and password are different for your MyHunter page and your @MyHunter email. To learn more about the username and password for your MyHunter page, visit the MyHunter FAQ page.
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