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Kentforlife: Kent email when you leave

Log in to Kentforlife email at Office 365:



A permanent Kentforlife email account is available to graduating students and ex-staff. If you leave Kent without graduating, your student email account is closed. If you start another course, you get a new Kent username/password and a new email account.

Undergraduates and taught postgraduates

When you graduate, you can keep your Student email account but please note:

  • your email address changes to
  • your old address will still work for incoming mail.

Research postgraduates and ex-staff

When you leave, your email account is closed and you get a 'kentforlife' account on the same platform as the Student email service.

Your email address is your Kent IT Account username appended with

What if people still email my old account?

Request mail redirection if you want mail sent to your address to redirect to your account after you leave.

What about my Inbox and Contacts?

Copying emails

How to copy emails across to your kentforlife email account.

Copying contacts

Microsoft help on importing and exporting in Outlook:
Use Outlook to export email data (eg contacts and calendar)





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Last Updated: 20/04/2018