Email Services Overview
All active students, faculty, and staff are eligible for basic email accounts on the Drexel Mail server (mail.drexel.edu). Additional email services are available upon request. For students, the LinkEdu program offers Google and Microsoft email services. For Faculty and staff may, IRT offers Microsoft Exchange with email, calendaring, contact lists, and tasks; Exchange accounts can also be synchronized with smartphones.
If you haven't done so already, you must pick up your Common Accounts before you can use email services.
There are three email-related "identities" that you should know about.
User-id: how you log in
When your Common Accounts are picked up, CAMS will assign you a user-id. This id, comprised of your initials and a number, is what you use when you log in to your account. It isn't supposed to be used as an email address or given to others.
Official Email Address: how Drexel writes to you
Official correspondence from the unviersity is sent only to each person's Official Email Address. This address is formed by joining your first, middle and last names. Because the address is so long, we don't recommend giving it to others. To learn more about how this address is used, read the Official Email Address policy.
Personal Email Alias: the address that you give out
We recommend that everyone choose a personal alias immediately after picking up Common Accounts. Then you can tell others to write to you at your personal alias "@drexel.edu" instead of the cryptic user-id and the too-long official address. If you already have your Common Accounts and went to set a personal alias, log in to the Computer Accounts Management System (CAMS) and click the Personal Alias link for your Email account.
You will be able to change the personal alias as often as you like, but only one alias is active at a time. Aliases which are offensive, obscene, inappropriate, or intended to disguise your identity, may be deleted without notice. Inappropriate aliases include, but are not limited to, those which misrepresent your role in the Drexel community, denigrate university staff, or are designed to encourage abuse of Drexel facilities.