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Setting Up Mail Forwarding to CUMC Email

To make sure that messages sent to your virtual Columbia email address ( are delivered to your CUMC email account, you must set up UNI mail forwarding.

IMPORTANT: Setting automatic forwarding from your CUMC email address to a non-CU/Hospital OCHA account is prohibited by University policy and can result in permanent loss of incoming messages.
  1. Go to Columbia's Manage My UNI website at
  2. Select the link for UNI Mail Forwarding.
  3. Manange My UNI Site with UNI Mail Forwarding link
  4. You will be prompted to login; use your Columbia UNI and its password (the same used for myColumbia, CourseWorks or SSOL).
    If you elected to use Columbia University MFA for optional or all web applications, you will also be prompted to use CAS Multifactor Authentication/CU Duo.
  5. At the Mail Forwarding page, type your full CUMC email address into the Forward to: field.
  6. UNI Mail Forwarding Page
    The format for CUMC email addresses is, where uni is your individual Columbia UNI.
  7. Select the Save Changes button at the bottom right of the page. You will see a message that your forwarding will take approximately 15 minutes to begin.
  8. Select the Log out link at the bottom of the Mail Forwarding page.
Once forwarding takes effect, any messages addressed to your virtual address will automatically be sent to your CUMC email account.

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Last updated 6/25/2018