Panthermail Student Email Account Deactivation

PantherMail student email accounts and addresses ( are deactivated for students whose last registration date for a course at Georgia State University is approaching two years ago or longer. Account holders whose accounts will be deactivated are sent a deactivation notice by email prior to account deactivation. Deactivation means that after the deadline:

  • You will not be able to access your PantherMail account or use your student email address to send, receive or forward email.
  • Your PantherMail account content will be deleted.

If you have access to a personal Microsoft account that contains SkyDrive, Messenger and other Microsoft services, you will maintain access should you wish to continue using the account. This non-Georgia State personal account that you self-manage is supported by Microsoft at

Preparing for Account Deactivation

Account holders should do the following before the date listed in their deactivation notice:

1  Obtain an alternate email account.

You can obtain a personal Microsoft account online in order to have some of the same features that were available from your student email account.

Please be aware that after your account has been deactivated, you will no longer have access to your OneDrive account, or the copies of Microsoft Office provided to you through your online email.

2  Let your contacts know that your email address will change.

Send any contacts that use your student email address a note to update their address books with your new email address.

3  Set Up the Outlook desktop client with your student email.

If you would like to migrate your student email to your new account, prepare by setting up the Outlook desktop client.

4  Export your email messages.

Use the Outlook desktop client to follow these directions to export your email messages from a PantherMail account to another Microsoft account.

5  Change the email account to which services are linked.

Remember to change the email account associated with any subscription services, such as Hotmail Plus or Xbox Live, that currently direct information to your student email account. Do this for any services or websites for which password retrieval or billing is linked to your student email account.