Office 365 Migration
We're moving all University of Essex student and staff email from our on-site Exchange service to Microsoft's Office 365 cloud service.
Your email address
Your email account will have a standard email address in the format firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access your email
Manage your email
Learn ways to manage your email, including guidance on the safe use of email and useful
tips for organising your email.
Your email account will have a fixed storage space for the messages and other items you store in it, this is known as your quota.
- Undergraduate and postgraduate taught students are allocated 50GB of storage space
- Staff and postgraduate research students are allocated 2GB of storage space
You will receive a warning email if you are approaching your storage quota. If you exceed your quota, you will be unable to send or receive
email until you reduce the size of your mailbox. Find out how to stay within your storage quota.
Email message size
The largest email you can send or receive is 25MB. If you need to send emails larger than this, please see our information on
sharing large files.
Frequently asked questions for email
What happens to my email account after I leave Essex?
When you cease to be a member of the University of Essex, your IT account will remain active for 90 days after you leave.
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