Alumni Home Directory Access


Gustavus Technology Services offers multiple account access options for alumni and graduates.

New alumni are able to continue using their Gustavus e-mail and home directory for one year after graduation.

After one year Alumni are able to forward their Gustavus email to another account forever. Alumni also have the option of downloading a zip file of their home directory and past e-mail.

Alumni also have the option of paying for continued e-mail and home directory access.

All these features can be accessed by visiting the Alumni Gustavus User Settings Page. Also see System Administrators Blog.

E-mail forwarding

We encourage alumni to forward their e-mail. When you turn E-mail forwarding on, this allows for your account to continue receiving e-mails even after the 1 year period of your account activity. It might be the answer if you do not want to keep your Gustavus e-mail account, but do want to receive any e-mails that are sent to it. E-mail forwarding will forward the e-mails to another e-mail address of your choosing. This option can be activated or adjusted in your account settings. There is no charge for e-mail forwarding and will last as long as you wish.

Zip file of Home Directory

Many people want to keep copies of their home directory, but forget to do it before their accounts are deactivated. The Classes of 2005-2014 have the option of downloading a copy of their home directory in zip format. There is no charge for this option. This option does not become available until after your e-mail account is closed/alumnified. This option is available on the Alumni Gustavus User Settings Page. You will still be able to log into this web page with your Gustavus e-mail username and your e-mail password.

Once downloaded you will need to unzip the file and navigate to the files from your home directory. After unzipped, the directory structure will look something like this: username\Net.real\gac\home\first letter of first name\first letter of last name\usersname.

The contents of your e-mail are in the Maildir directory. Viewing these messages is a little challenging. If you are using Thunderbird, you can download and install an Add-on that will allow you to import the messages from these directories. Please see: Using ImportExportTools3.1 to view Maildir messages.

E-mail access continued

The Classes of 2005-2013 are being offered the option of continued use of their Gustavus e-mail account. This option is available for $25. This option can be activated by visiting the Alumni Gustavus User Settings Page. This would extend e-mail access for 2013 graduates until the summer of 2015.

I'm a 2010 graduate and I paid for continued e-mail access until September 2012, can I keep my email longer than that?

Yes, you can extend your account for another year by paying an additional $25 dollars.

How can I get this .zip file if I do not have high speed internet? Can you send me a DVD of this file?

Yes, we can send you a DVD with the contents of your Home Directory with proper identification and mailing address. Please contact the Technology Helpline.

Contact us

Please contact the Technology Helpline at 507-933-6111, stop by the Technology Services department in Olin Hall or complete our contact form.