Students should read their University email at least once per day, as many tutors use email to contact their students.
The University email service is called Nexus365 and is run by IT Services. You will have been registered automatically for an account as soon as you were issued with your University Card.
- Before you can log in, you must activate your Oxford SSO account
- Once you have your Oxford SSO account details, go to your entry in the IT Services Self-Registration service to find your email address.
- There is further information about Nexus365 on the Nexus365 help pages.
Nexus365 can be accessed via the internet using Outlook Web App (OWA) - https://outlook.office.com
You can configure your email clients (Outlook, Thunderbird, MAC Mail) to work with Nexus365.
You can change your account settings, such as the default address, at Nexus Account Settings.
You can set your email to be forwarded to another system (Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, etc) via the self-registration pages.
Please note: Nexus365 only accepts secure connections from email clients. If you don't set your client up to use up a secure connection, you won't be able to access your Nexus365 email account.
Other Nexus365 features
- Nexus365 also provides an online calendar. You can give other people access to your calendar, and schedule meetings, share contacts, tasks, files and folders with your colleagues.
- You can also use the other features that come with Nexus365: OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business, Teams & Groups, Delve, Office 2016 download.
- Some of the messages you receive will be unwanted and unsolicited email often referred to as 'Junk E-mail' or 'spam'. Delete junk email – never reply. Be alert, be sceptical and vigilant when reading your email.
- Junk emails are deleted from the 'Junk E-mail' folder after 90 days.
- Many email client programs, such as Outlook and Thunderbird can also 'learn' about spam and add to this functionality.
- Phishing emails, where someone tries to trick you into revealing bank or email account details, are covered in the Avoid email scams section.