What is happening to Crimson email?

As of May 2021, UA student email will be moved from Google to Microsoft. This will allow UA to enhance email security (block phishing emails, etc.), provide a comprehensive directory, and enable faculty and students to collaborate via Teams. Existing students will continue to have access to G Suite after the migration; new students will be added directly to the Microsoft accounts. Since a lot of businesses use Microsoft products, UA believes that moving students to Microsoft will help familiarize them with the products before they start using them in their employment post-graduation.

For more information, please see Student Email Migration – oit.ua.edu | The University of Alabama.