When you finish studying at the University of Otago, your access to your StudentMail account and Office 365 will be removed. This is because former students are not eligible for the free Office 365 licensing used by the University. Additionally, unused student email accounts are a security risk as comprised accounts are a frequent source of malicious email attacks.
This does not affect you if you:
- are enrolled in the current or a future academic year
- are eligible to attend your graduation ceremony
- have your "Access to Resources" flag set to Yes in eVision (e.g., postgraduate students with a publishing bursary or other approved academic reason for continued access)
Once your access is disabled, you will not be able to log into your Studentmail account or access files stored on your OneDrive. Any email rules you have set up in your Studentmail (e.g., any redirections set up to another email address) will also be deleted.
If you are affected by this you will be sent email messages to advise you about the upcoming removal of access. These will include the date your access will be disabled (a 3-week notice period will be given, then a 1-week reminder), the actions you can take, and where you can get further information/help.
If you have received these emails and require ongoing access to your Studentmail or Office 365 for academic reasons, contact AskOtago:
Tel +64 3 479 7000 or 0800 80 80 98