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Retirement Association: Email Forwarding Service

Learn how to get free email forwarding service through the UC San Diego Retirement Association.

About email forwarding

If you are a UC San Diego Retirement Association member in good standing, you are eligible for free email forwarding service.

For Health Sciences retirees who join the UCSD Retirement Association, the association will assist in obtaining the issuance of a new @ucsd.edu email address (often just with the insertion of a middle initial), which is then eligible for email forwarding. This is required per UC San Diego Health Policy No. MCP 18.1.  

Email forwarding allows you to use your personal email account to send and receive messages from your ucsd.edu email address.

Set up your UCSD email forwarding account

  1. Become a member of the UCSD Retirement Association.
  2. You will receive a Retirement Association member packet that includes:
  3. Get your affiliate Campus Card at the Student Business Services office. There is a $15 fee.
  4. Complete the email forwarding setup form and return it to: UCSD Retirement Association/ 9500 Gilman Drive, Dept. 0020/ La Jolla, CA 92093-0020.
  5. The Retirement Association will notify you when your account is established.

Link your personal account with your ucsd.edu account

To send or receive email from your ucsd.edu address using your personal account, consult with your Internet service provider (ISP) or contact the IT Service Desk.

The Retirement Association recommends using Google Mail (Gmail) for email forwarding. Gmail is free and easy to set up. To set up a Gmail account, visit Google Mail. Once you've established your account, follow these instructions to set up email forwarding:

  • Click Settings in the upper right corner.
  • Under Settings header, click Accounts tab.
  • Click Send mail as: and enter your ucsd.edu email address.
  • When you receive a verification message from Gmail, follow the instructions to complete the setup.

Note: The University reserves the right to assign email privileges as well as to prohibit or revoke those privileges as it deems necessary.