No More School E-Mail for Boston College Freshmen

Instead, school will offer mail forwarding to students' personal accounts.

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Boston College will no longer offer E-mail accounts to incoming students starting next fall, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports. Instead of the traditional account, students will receive E-mail forwarding that will pass messages from a "johndoe@bc.edu" address to personal accounts, such as Google's Gmail or Microsoft's Hotmail.

The school considered pairing up with one of the two E-mail behemoths as other schools have done, but ultimately decided against it—worried that contract talks would be unnecessarily lengthy or that the free services may one day turn for-pay.