This article provides instructions on how to send as your Alumni Forwarding Address from either your Wharton Gmail account or your personal Gmail account. This option is frequently requested by students and alumni who want to share their Wharton Alumni forwarding address with contacts.
This will only work for students with an active Wharton account because Google requires authentication to an active account. Once you have graduated and your Wharton email account has been closed, these options will no longer work.
Before You Start
You might need one or more of the following before you can complete the following task(s):
- An active PennKey account
- An active Wharton account
- An Alumni Forwarding Address
- A personal Gmail account
From your Wharton Gmail Account
Option 1 - Set as Default through Gmail Settings
This procedure works best for students who want to use their Alumni Forwarding Address as their default/primary address but don't want to change their Wharton Gmail Account credentials.
Option 2 - Add as an Alias through Gmail Settings
Note: Your Alumni Forwarding Address should be added as an alias to your short address by default. If it is not, follow the directions below.
This procedure works best for students who want to send and receive as their Alumni Forwarding Address but want to keep their short address (email@example.com) as their default/primary address.