Your email and calendar

Microsoft Outlook is the University’s supported email software. For training videos and more help guides, search the Outlook help center.

Sign in to Outlook on the web

Get Outlook on your phone, tablet or computer

You can install Office 365 for free on up to five personal devices.

    Phone or tablet
    1. On your phone or tablet, download Microsoft Outlook for iOS and Android.
    2. Once installed, open Outlook and sign in with your Essex IT account.
    1. On your computer, open and sign in with your Essex IT account.
    2. Under Office apps & devices, choose Install Office and then run the installer.
    3. Once installed, open Outlook and sign in with your Essex IT account.

    If you already have Outlook installed, you can add your Essex mailbox by going to File Add Account → enter your Essex email address and password.

    Share or open a calendar in Outlook

    You can share your calendar with others so they can view details about your schedule.

    Change your email address (PGR students only)

    All standard Essex email addresses look something like

    If you want something like, you can choose a preferred email address.

    Email lists and groups

    Email (mailing) lists let you easily send email to multiple people. There are different types of mailing list and membership may depend on your role at the University or personal preference.

    If you occasionally need to send an email to a large group of people and no mailing list exists for that group of people, then you can use our Mailshot service to send an email to a temporary, ad-hoc mailing list, of up to 10,000 recipients including non-Essex email addresses.

    Reporting suspicious emails

    Forward all suspicious emails to Reporting suspicious emails means we can take action to prevent others from receiving it.