We can retrieve your mailbox data if you make a request from the AskIT Help Desk within 21 days of the deletion. You can keep your e-mail address as long as you have it forwarded to an outside e-mail service like Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo. You can recreate your mailbox once you are an active student or employee at the university. If you have additional questions, please call 996-5555 or go to www.uab.edu/askit, where you can chat with an online agent
- Exchange accounts for students are retained for 1 year after the student leaves UAB.
- For faculty and staff, the retention period is 3 months.
For more information on how to manage your address following deletion, click here.
Actually, you cannot change your BlazerID once it has been set. However, you can use the Mail Only Alias option in place of your BlazerID.
To set your mail alias, go to the electronic phonebook: http://www.uab.edu/phonebook. Click on the Change Information button.
This will bring you to a login screen. Enter your BlazerID and password.
Once you login, you'll see a screen listing your information. Scroll to the bottom of the screen to the last item on the page: Mail-only aliases. Click the Add/Change link.
In the box that appears below, enter a new alias and hit Change! Aliases can be up to 16 letters or numbers in length, including upper and lower case. Note: Aliases are only used for mail delivery. You will still need to enter your BlazerID to access the systems across campus (i.e. - Oracle, BlazerNET, Banner, Blackboard, etc.).
Once you've entered your new mail alias, you'll need to select the display button out beside your new alias and hit Change! again. Then click the View Entry button at the top of the page to review your changes.
Your mail alias is now setup. Remember to continue to use your BlazerID, not your mail-only alias, to login into systems across campus.
- What is the URL used to let me send email from outside UAB?
- How do I authenticate in order to send e-mail to an off-campus address when I am also off-campus?
- How often do I need to authenticate?
A mail relay authentication is required when sending email from off-campus to an off-campus address, if you are using UAB's SMTP mail service.
The URL is: www.dpo.uab.edu/relay-info.html
The authorization is based on allowing e-mail to relay from a specific dial-up address, so you must submit the authentication once each time you connect to your ISP. Do the authentication after you connect and before you try to send mail. If you stay connected for more than a couple of hours at a time, you should take advantage of the function to automatically renew your authorization every half hour. It may be easier to set your home PC to use the SMTP server recommended by your ISP. This way, you will not have to authenticate at all.