UC Berkeley is offering alumni a free @berkeley.edu email account. This account will support your alumni forwarding addresses:
A CalNet ID is a unique ID used to log into campus networks and to @cal Alumni Network. If you graduated in 2009 or after OR have previously logged into The @Cal Alumni Network you already have one.
Forgot CalNet ID? or Password?
You can claim your @berkeley.edu email any time before December 2017. However, if you don’t claim your account within one year, it will be deactivated.
Some users created a personal Google Account using their alumni forwarding email address. Therefore, when you claim your @berkeley email Google sees this as a conflicting account. When you next sign in to your personal Google Account, you'll be asked to resolve this conflicting account by creating a new google account OR adding to an account you already have. You will not be able to use your @berkeley as the new account. Click here for more information.
You can change your CalNet ID using the tool here (link is external). Find instructions online here After you change your CalNet ID, you will need to email the bConnected team at email@example.com (link sends e-mail) and request that they change your bMail address to match your new CalNet ID. Also, be aware that you are only allowed to change your ID one time, so we strongly advise you select something you intend to keep for the rest of your time with UC Berkeley.