Retiree bMail Service - New Account

Eligibility

Retiree bMail service is for retirees of UC Berkeley, LBNL and UCOP who would like to establish a new Berkeley email account or maintain their current Berkeley email account with an @berkeley.edu address. Emeriti continue to have an active affiliation with the university, and therefore do not need to purchase this service to keep their bMail account.

Alumni of UC Berkeley can access a free account through the Cal Alumni Association, which can be reached at atcal@alumni.berkeley.edu or 510-900-8225.

Retirees who are actively volunteering for a campus department may also be eligible for free bMail service through their department. Please contact your department directly to inquire about this.

Those who do maintain an active Berkeley email address will be able to subscribe and/or renew their LastPass Premium subscription for free. Information about this can be found here: https://calnetweb.berkeley.edu/calnet-me/lastpass-premium

Price

In order to provide this access and support the first year service cost is $82.50 and includes $10.25 set-up fee. The annual renewal rate is $72.25. This funding provides on-going support and advocacy to continue access to bMail for retirees.

Benefits

This service includes:

  • The ability to send and receive email from your @berkeley.edu email address
  • Ample storage space
  • Free anti-malware (anti-virus ) software downloads at this link
  • Technical support via the bMail Help Desk: consult@berkeley.edu or (510) 664-9000
  • Access to bConnected products including bCal and bDrive
  • Ability to subscribe to and/or renew a LastPass Premium subscription for free.

Retiree bMail service does not provide internet access; you must have your own way to connect to the internet to access your bMail account.

Create your account

You can purchsse your bMail service and create your account by mail or online. Purchase your bMail service at least 2 weeks prior to the end of your 90 day grace period so that there is no lapse in service.

  • Create your account via mail

Please complete the retiree bMail application form and mail along with your check for $82.50 payable to the UC Regents to the Retirement Center, 101 University Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-1550. or 

  • Create your account online

Purchase your bMail service by online through the University Village payment portal. Details for online purchasing here.

***Please note***

  • UC Berkeley retirees have a 90-day grace period from the date of separation to the end of bMail service. 
  • If your bMail account has expired, you must call the Retirement Center as additional information is required.
  • LBNL and UCOP retirees may also purchase retiree bMail service by following the steps above.
  • Items in the Retirement Center's online store show dates of service which do not reflect the actual dates of service for your account, but rather one year from date of purchase.  Please contact us to find out your dates of service or renewal date.