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Setting Up Mail Forwarding for Exchange

To make sure that messages sent to your virtual Columbia email address ( are delivered to your Exchange account, you must set up UNI mail forwarding.
  1. Go to Columbia's Manage My UNI website at
  2. Select the link near the middle of the page for UNI Mail Forwarding.

    Manange My UNI Site

  3. You will be prompted to login; use your Columbia UNI and its password.
  4. At the Mail Forwarding page, type your full CUMC (Exchange) email address into the Forward to: field.

    UNI Mail Forwarding Page

    The format for CUMC Exchange email addresses is, where youruni is your Columbia University ID.
    IMPORTANT: If you see a Check to also deliver a copy to... option below the Forward to field, make sure it is not checked. Space to store copies of messages or any data in the account should not be available for CUMC affiliates and may be removed, click here for details.
  5. 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.
  6. Select the Log out link at the bottom of the Mail Forwarding page.

Once forwarding takes effect, any emails addressed to your virtual address will automatically be sent to your CUMC IT Exchange account.

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Last updated 11/20/2015