Edinburgh appointed Aluminati as its “Email for Life” provider after appreciating the organisation’s extensive integration abilities. Aluminati was appointed on condition that it could integrate into the University’s own online portal, called MyEd – the objective being to give students a seamless transition from their existing student mail system to the new Alumni Mail System.
When students graduate from Edinburgh, they are marked as alumni in the university’s central database. However, when they next log into the portal, where they used to see their student email login, they are presented with the option of activating their alumni account. On doing so, they are able to automatically migrate all their student emails into the new “Email for Life” account. This is done on a server-to-server basis in the background, with Aluminati migrating around 15 million emails in this way each year.