Transition from UBIT Services

Save your email messages and folders, contacts and files before you lose access to UBIT services.

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Save Your Email

If you only have a few email messages you want to keep, forward them to a non-UB email account.

If you have numerous messages or folders of messages you want to save, we recommend copying them to your personally owned computer using an email client, such as Mozilla Thunderbird. 

UBmail Powered by Google

UBmail (Central Email)

UBmail Powered by Exchange

Contact your Department's IT support staff for assistance.

Save Your Email Contacts

Save email contacts you want to keep so you can import them into a non-UB email account.

UBmail Powered by Google

UBmail (Central Email)

  • If you use the Web version of UBmail (
    1. Log in to UBmail
    2. Click Address Book.
    3. Click Export.
  • If you use Thunderbird:
    1. Click Address Book.
    2. Select your address book.
    3. Select Tools > Export... 
    4. Under Save as Type, select Comma Separated.
    5. Choose a location, such as your Desktop, and a file name.
    6. Click Save.

UBmail Powered by Exchange

Save Your Files

UB Google Drive (Google Docs)

If your email is on UBmail Powered by Google and you use Google Drive  (Google Docs ), you can save your files to a personal storage device.

UBfs Myfiles

If you use UBfs Myfiles, you can save your files to a personal storage device.


Common Questions

I set a forward for email, but my UBITName is no longer active. Can I change the forward?

Once your UBITName is deactivated, it cannot be reactivated for reasons such as changing an email forward.

If you are eligible to keep your email, such as with graduation, we recommend you do so. If not, if you must use a forward, use an account that you will not lose for any reason -- for example, set up a gmail account.

Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.