Email is the main form of communication at Alfred University. Be sure to access your email on a regular basis to stay up to date on important information. Our campus utilizes Office 365 to power email accounts.
Getting Started with Email
Log in with your campus email address and password provided to you.
Activate Email Account
If you are new to Alfred University and haven't activated your email account you will need to do so before acessing your emails.
- New Student Activation Process
If you are a new incoming student you will need to go through the new student account activation process if you haven't already. Please be advised, you must have made your Deposit before activating your account. For a full step by step guide see the Accepted Students Checklist.
- New Faculty/Staff Activation Process
If you are a new faculty/staff member you will work with the Human Resources office to get your account information setup.
Benefits & Features of Microsoft Office 365
Alfred University currently uses Office 365 for email service. With this service you get more features and benefits than ever before. Benefits like a number of free installs of Microsoft Office products, like Word, Excel, and much more from the Microsoft Office Suite. Learn more about the Features & Benefits you get with Office 365.
Setup Email on Mobile Devices
Setting up your email account on your mobile device is a slightly different process, but can be setup on both Andriod and iOS easily.
Additional Security Measures
We have recently started implementing Multifactor Authentication (MFA), which is a significant deterrent to unauthorized email access...even when the password has been compromised. MFA is often described as "Something you know, and something you own." The something you know is the password portion...and in our particular case, something you own will be a mobile phone number.
Combating Spam & Phishing Emails
Please always remember that ITS will NEVER ask directly through email or through a linked web form for your username and password. Be extraordinarily suspicious of any email that asks for authentication credentials or ANY protected private information.
If you suspect an email might be possible spam or phishing, you can always forward it to email@example.com and ask if it is a valid email. We can directly assist you in verifying that the email is fraudulent.
For security reasons, you will be required to have a complex password and you will need to set a new one once or twice a year. But no worries, you will be notified when your password is about to expire.