Student Email Services: Tips and Pointers

Please note, montclair.edu accounts will serve as the primary point of contact for correspondence with the University. Because of this, students are strongly encouraged to check this e-mail system often for notices from the University that may affect them.

General Information
How do I get an e-mail account?
How do I access e-mail?
What web-browsers are compatible with Webmail?
How do I forward my email to my g-mail, yahoo, hotmail accounts ECT...?
How do I create my Montclair State University E-Mail Account if I am a Transfer or Graduate Student?
After I graduate how long can I keep my Montclair State University E-Mail Account?
What is the Montclair State University E-Mail quota?
What is the maximum message size for attachments?
Where can I find more information about accessing my student email?


General Information
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All current MSU students are eligible for e-mail access. Creating an MSU NetID account will provide access to e-mail.
E-mail can be accessed through a web browser from any computer with an Internet connection at www.gmail.com as Mntclair student email is provided by Google (Gmail). It provides students with all typical e-mail services including sending and receiving mail, exchanging attachments, organizing mail and even managing a mailbox. For students without e-mail access, setting up a NetID account using the online NetID Account Form at http://netid.montclair.edu will automatically provide access to both


How do I create an e-mail account?
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1. Using a web browser, go to https://netid.montclair.edu to create your NetID account .
2. Under the student category, enter your CWID number then the PIN# (if you do not know your PIN#, please see the FAQ at the bottom of this page)
3. Click Login.
4. Read the MSU Guidelines for Responsible Computing [http:/ / oit.montclair.edu/ tsc/ helpdesk/ aboutoit/ guidelines.html].
5. Type "Yes" if you agree with the guidelines and click Continue.
6. Verify that your first and last names are correct. If so, click the button to continue.
7. Enter the password that you'd like to use for your NetID account and click the button to create your account.
8. After a few seconds (while your application is processed), your NetID will appear (the typical syntax for a student NetID is lastname + firstinitial + a number).
9. Your NetID and password will be active to use your MSU Email account


How do I access e-mail?
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E-mail can be accessed through http://webmail.montclair.edu in any web browser with Internet access. Montclair student email is powered by Gmail(www.gmail.com). Please click on the link on the left hand side of the Webmail page to log in to Gmail services. When the site appears, a prompt will ask for a username and password. Enter your NetID@montclair.edu (example:Smithj4@montclair.edu) and password and the mail interface will open.
For detailed instructions on using e-mail, please attend an information session (located on the Training & Events calendar, http://oit.montclair.edu/tsc/training/, or check the documentation library, http://oit.montclair.edu/documentation/, (under the topic E-mail).

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What web-browsers are compatible with Webmail?
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 1. Mozilla FireFox 
2. Safari
3. Google Chrome
4. Internet Explorer


How do I forward my email to my g-mail, yahoo, hotmail accounts ECT...?
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  If you wish to set mail forwarding for your new MSU Google Mail account, it must be done through the MSU Google Mail settings. Please reference Google’s documentation on mail forwarding: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/10957


 How do I create my Montclair State University E-Mail Account if I am a Transfer or Graduate Student?
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In order to create your NetID, you will need to register for classes first using your CWID and PIN. It will take 24 hours (1 business day) after you register to be able to create your NetID

After I graduate how long can I keep my Montclair State University E-Mail Account?

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Students can keep their e-mail address up to TWO (2) semesters after they have graduated. After those three semesters, your NetID account will be closed. Three months after the account has been closed, all e-mails are purged (deleted) from the system. Therefore, if you graduate in May 2012 your Montclair State University e-mail address will be de-activated as of May 2013.



What is the Montclair State University E-Mail quota?
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Student e-mail accounts have a 30GB.


What is the maximum message size for attachments?
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The maximum message size is 20MB.



I’ve forgotten my password to my Montclair State University E-mail! how can I reset/change my password?

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Once you've created your NetID account, you can return to the NetID Account Form at any time to change your password at http://netid.montclair.edu

Where can I find more information about accessing my student email?

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Please visit our things to know page for morer information. http://www.montclair.edu/oit/documentation/google-apps/things-to-know/ If you would like more information about how to set up your mobile email on iphone (IOS devices) or andriod devices please visit our documentation page: http://www.montclair.edu/oit/documentation/google-apps/