Instructions for Texas A&M Gmail Account Deletion Candidates
Document ID 708
When students leave the University, it is customary that their Texas A&M Gmail accounts expire after a certain grace period.
- Undergraduate Students: 2 Years
- Graduate and International Students: 3 Years
If you have been notified that all or part of your Texas A&M Gmail account services are candidates for deletion, you may need to modify your email forwarding options, archive old email, or obtain a new email address.
Changing Email Forwarding
If you are also an employee of the university, you may still have access to your @tamu.edu email address even after your Texas A&M Gmail account is deleted. If this is the case, you'll need to update your forwarding settings for that address to forward to a different account. These settings can be updates on the Email Settings tab of the Aggie Account Gateway.
Archiving Old Email
If you still have access to your Texas A&M Gmail inbox, you can archive the emails stored there. You have several options for doing so:
If you have just a few messages to keep and you have an email address active through an online service (like a personal Gmail or Yahoo!), you may forward these messages by hand.
If you would like to download all of your messages to your computer and access them with an email client like Outlook or Thunderbird, you may setup a POP account to move your messages from the server and store them locally.
Note: In this case, you need to setup the account using POP.
- You can download your entire mailbox, or a portion or your mailbox, using Google's archiving tools.
If you have any further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 979.845.8300.