Pomona College provides e-mail (MyMail account) for students and alumni via Microsoft’s Office 365 service. MyMail sports an interface that works across multiple web browsers and includes support for a more dynamic experience in external mail clients (Outlook, Apple Mail, iOS Mail, etc.). Because it is an Office 365 account, it also includes full access to Microsoft Office online, the Office desktop applications, 1TB of cloud storage using OneDrive, and access to the iOS and Android tablet versions of Office.
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Your MyMail account will become inactive if you fail to sign into the MyMail web interface at least every 180 days. After an account becomes inactive, all messages, folders, and contacts may be deleted. Incoming messages will be sent back to the sender as undeliverable. Your account name is still reserved. However, if the account stays inactive for an additional 90 days, the account name may be permanently deleted. If you don’t use your MyMail account for 365 days, your account (and email within) may be permanently deleted by Microsoft.
Your e-mail address consists of your Pomona firstname.lastname@example.org (e.g. email@example.com).
Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 also have firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org All of these addresses point to the same email@example.com mailbox. Please be aware that these extra e-mail addresses only exist while you are a student. Once you have graduated, the only address that will exist and can be used to send email to your MyMail address is the firstname.lastname@example.org address (e.g., email@example.com). All other email aliases will be purged on December 1 of your graduation year.
It is extremely important that you have activated and have set Password Recovery information in the Pomona Password Manager Tool (mypassword.pomona.edu) before leaving the College. This will enable you to reset your e-mail password at any time and to recover your password should you forget it.
Google Chrome may not work properly with the MyMail webmail interface at times. Where you encounter an issue with Chrome, please try Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari instead.
Adjust Settings of your MyMail Account via Webmail
ITS recommends using the MyMail web interface over all other forms of checking your MyMail account. It is the easiest way to check your messages and there is no setup involved.
Further, using the webmail interface of your MyMail account will allow you to change the setting of your account (junk mail, mail forwarding, time zone, etc.) that you can’t do with email software (Outlook, Apple Mail, iOS Mail, etc.).