Binghamton University E-mail

If you are using Binghamton University resources for email, you are expected to abide by the Binghamton University Computer and Network Usage Policy.

New E-mail System - Google Apps

Binghamton University has partnered with Google to provide our students, faculty, and staff with access to the powerful communication and collaboration services available under Google Apps Education Edition. The Mirapoint Email system has been replaced with our implementation of Google Apps Education Edition during the Spring 2010 semester.

The specific applications that will be available include Gmail (which we will call BMail), Google Calendar and Google Chat, as well as Google Docs and Google Sites. As the University’s provider of these applications, Google guarantees an uptime of 99.9 percent, in a safe and secure environment. Google Apps will provide larger mailboxes and allow for larger attachments to be sent and received, the power of Google Search in e-mail, access to a shared calendaring system, expanded document storage, a website creation tool, an integrated chat facility and support of mobile devices.

For more information, visit our Google Apps at Binghamton University page.

E-mail Accounts

All students at Binghamton University are assigned an email account which they keep as long as they are currently enrolled. An email account gives you a Binghamton University email address and an electronic mailbox on the Binghamton University domain within Google Apps. Students can continue to use their electronic mailbox for life after they graduate from Binghamton University, beginning with the Class of 2009. Faculty and staff who need an email account can get one by contacting the ITS Help Desk.

Before logging into BMail/Google Apps for the first time, you will have to set your BMail password. To do this, go to https://password.binghamton.edu and follow the instructions. To set your BMail password you will need your POD userID and password. Your POD userID is the prefix before the @binghamton.edu. If you don't know your POD password, you can reset it as well by going to https://password.binghamton.edu.

Listservs

Listservs are a convenient way to send messages to groups of people with a common interest. Many groups on campus use listservs to communicate with their members. There are also listservs for many academic departments and for various majors and minors. (more...)

The Listserv Request Form should be used to request creation of a list.

Check your Binghamton University e-mail regularly

University offices and individual members of the University community rely on Binghamton University e-mail addresses as their primary means of communication both to individuals (via one-on-one e-mail messages) and to the community at large (via listservs and other multi-recipient transmissions). Although some mail, both "official" and unofficial, is sent both by e-mail and in hard copy, the University sends all official mail to faculty, staff, and students to their individual e-mail addresses in the "binghamton.edu" domain, and sometimes only to those addresses. By "official" we mean such things as grades, offers (and denials) of employment, library overdue and book-arrival notices, bills for tuition and fees, notices of probation or suspension or termination, and letters of commendation or reprimand -- among many other time-sensitive and important communications we could mention. For that reason, all faculty, staff, and students should check their Binghamton e-mail frequently and are expected to do so at least weekly during the academic year while classes are in session. Individual faculty and others may require even more frequent checks by, for example, students enrolled in a particular course or employees working in a particular office. Users should recognize that their e-mail can contain important and highly confidential information that they may wish to ensure remains secure and confidential by not giving others access to it.

E-mail Filtering

Viruses, worms and spam (unsolicited commercial email) have become increasingly prevalent in electronic mail sent to the University community, some of it capable of causing damage to our infrastructure and resulting in costly downtime. In order to protect the integrity of campus computing, Google provides spam filtering for campus e-mail.  Click here to find out how Google fights spam.