Setting Your Email Preferences


You can change your email preferences (that is, where you would like to read your University email) at any time.



Change Your Email Preferences

  1. Log in to Accounts Self-Service via My Pitt (
  2. Select Email & Messaging and then Set Email Preferences.
  3. Make your selections.
    Note: If you want to forward your University mail to another address, select I want to receive my email at another location. Then enter the forwarding address in the text field.
  4. Click Save Email Preferences.

Forwarding Guidelines

Your University of Pittsburgh email address ( is the address used for all official University communication. It is the only email address that will appear in University publications such as the Student Information System (PeopleSoft), the Learning Management System (Canvas), and My Pitt ( In addition, students will receive e-Bills at their University email address.

Important: Pitt Information Technology recommends that you do not forward your email to non-University addresses. The email authentication policies of other organizations can interfere with the delivery of legitimate email messages. For example, U.S. government agencies do not deliver email to forwarded accounts because of a federal directive to implement DMARC policies. If you forward your Pitt email to a personal account, please be aware that you may not receive emails from federal agencies at that forwarded account. This can include information about federal grants. However, if you send and read your University email through your Pitt Email (Outlook) mailbox, you will not be affected by these issues. Learn more…

If you choose to read your email at another address, you remain responsible for all messages that are sent to your University address. Check your email provider's spam filter regularly to ensure you have not missed any important messages from the University.


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