How to Access School Email From Home

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Depending on the type of school e-mail account you have, you may be able to check it from your home. It all depends on the type of server that your school is using. Most colleges and universities use Web-based e-mail, which is very easy to check at home. If your school uses a system-based or closed e-mail program, you won't be able to check it from home. You will know if you have a Web-based e-mail if you check the email at school on a page that has an address bar along the top, and the address bar begins with "www."

Type the address that appears in the address bar when you check your e-mail at school into a browser's address bar on your computer at home. If you have Web-based e-mail, your login box should show up.

Enter your e-mail address and password to log into your school e-mail.

Navigate your browser to an e-mail hosting site, such as, or (see References). Enter your school e-mail address and password in the appropriate boxes. If your e-mail is partially Web- or system-based, you may be able to check it this way.

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