How to Access School Mail From Home

Written by susan deschel
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Sometimes e-mail access outside of school is necessary. Our ability to access will depend on a few controls that schools install, or software they make available to facilitate access from the outside. Most colleges and universities allow for e-mail access through third-party software such as Microsoft Outlook or Groupwise. If so, as long as you have STMP and Pop3 protocol, accessing school e-mail can be as easy as logging into the district server.

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Things you need

  • PC or Mac
  • Internet access

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    Open your Internet browser, go to your school's website and look for an area to access e-mail. Sometimes it is an icon on the lower portion of the page, but not always.

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    If you can't find an e-mail access entry point from the school's home page, click on "edit" and then "find" or "find on this page." Key in the word "e-mail" and press enter. If the website has its own search option, search the site using key terms like "access e-mail" or "student e-mail."

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    You can also go directly to Microsoft Outlook and set up your e-mail account access by going into "manually configure server settings" and click "next." Select "Microsoft Exchange." At this point, contact your school's technical support to aid you in proper placement of the school's settings that will give you access.

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    Log into Microsoft Exchange (or another third-party exchange server) with the same user name and password you'd use in school. If you can't remember your login or password, follow the usual process by clicking the "forgot user name or password" option to have it sent, or be prompted by some security questions.

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