Your email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
A. Please make sure you are using the email@example.com format of your address as the username. Also, especially for the initial log in to set up the account, use a private browser window. Recommended are Safari, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge.
A. Passwords cannot contain your userID, the word “alumni” or the word “Caltech,” must be 8-16 characters long, and include at least 3 of the following:
A. Instructions are at the following link: Change authentication settings
A. Call the Alumni Association at 626.395.6592 or send an email to email @ alumni.caltech.edu with the update.
A. Individual mailboxes include 50GB of storage and individual emails with attachments can be up to 25MB in size.
A. Caltech is only able to offer the Office 365 email, calendar and contacts.
A. Caltech conducted an extensive evaluation process based upon our specific needs. Office 365 was the closest match for Caltech's requirements and offered the best security and privacy features (FERPA, HIPAA, no data mining, no advertising, U.S. hosted data only, etc.)
A. Starting the summer after graduation, IMSS will send periodic emails with updates about the student account termination process, including the timing of the content migration which has typically taken place in the Fall. Content will be migrated as long as the alumni account has been logged into by October 1 the year of graduation. The process is outlined on the following page: http://www.imss.caltech.edu/services/accounts-passwords-access/account-termination/graduating-students
Setting up Outlook 365 on Apple Mail, Outlook 2016, or Thunderbird Instructions:
Outlook Web App offers a modern interface and works with almost any OS and browser. No configuration is needed.
Launch Outlook 2015 for Mac
Note that you can only access email using IMAP, not calendar.
After the account is set up, you will be able to drag the folder(s) down into your new Microsoft Office 365 account. This process should take a few hours.
Enter your username in the form firstname.lastname@example.org (e.g. email@example.com).
Port Number: 993
Encryption Method: SSL
Port Number: 587
Encryption Method: TLS (Use STARTTLS for Thunderbird)
Note that you can only access email using POP, not calendar.
Important: By default, POP email clients download and store all email on your local device. This means that your email is NOT stored on the server, therefore there are no backups of your email. Also, once downloaded, your email is not accessible from other devices or Outlook Web App. If you are currentl
Important: By default, POP email clients download and store all email on your local device. This means that your email is NOT stored on the server, therefore there are no backups of your email. Also, once downloaded, your email is not accessible from other devices or Outlook Web App. If you are currently a POP user and are unsure about changing your mail configuration, please contact the Help Desk (x3500, https://help.caltech.edu).
Enter your access.caltech username in the form firstname.lastname@example.org (e.g. email@example.com).
To add your Office 365 Exchange email account: (depending on which iOS system you are using, the steps may be a little out of order)
If you have the most recent App on your Android Device:
To enhance communications and strengthen our alumni network of now 24,000 strong, we are pleased to be able to offer all alumni a lifetime email address!
Please note that accounts are available to applicants who were in a degree program or postdocs at Caltech.
To get an account, please fill in and submit the below form. A new account will take one to two weeks to set up.