E-Mail System

E-Mail System

FAU provides a computer account (FAUNet ID) to all faculty, staff and students, which includes e-mail. You can use MyFAU (the university's Web portal), to read your e-mail. You can also set up Outlook, or other mail clients on your computer to access it.

Faculty & Staff E-Mail

FAU provides each staff member with a Microsoft Office 365 e-mail account. This e-mail account is linked to your network account, so that both share the same username and password. Office 365 e-mail accounts provide:

Please be aware that access to the Office 365 e-mail account is removed when an employee is no longer employed at the university.

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Students E-Mail

FAU provides each students with an Owl Apps accounts featuring Owl Mail. Owl Apps is a customized version of Google’s popular suite of online productivity and collaboration tools designed especially for educational institutions. Owl Apps accounts provide:

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Forwarding E-Mail

When the University sends e-mail to FAU faculty, staff, or students, its policy is to send to only the official FAU e-mail address. However, faculty, staff, and students may, if they choose, forward their FAU e-mail to another account.

However, forwarding your FAU e-mail isn't necessarily a good idea. To ensure that you receive your FAU e-mail, the Office of Information Technology recommends that you not forward your FAU e-mail account to any personal e-mail account.

An increasingly common problem is that FAU e-mail is often blocked by some of the major ISPS, such as AOL, Yahoo!, Gmail, and Hotmail. This happens when FAU sends out a message to a large number of people. When an ISP sees many messages going to its users from a single address, it flags the message as spam so it is is either delayed in delivery (mail not flagged as spam goes through first) or isn't delivered at all. FAU has discussed the problem at length with ISP administrators, such as AOL, but they are not willing to change procedures. Other universities are facing the same problem and have therefore recommended that their faculty, staff, and students not forward their university e-mail to a personal e-mail account because of the potential for the mail to be blocked.

FAU uses e-mail for much of its communication, such as student bills, financial aid disbursements, and emergency notices. To ensure that you receive your FAU e-mail, it is recommended that you not forward FAU emails to any personal e-mail accounts, all of which are using similar spam-blocking procedures. Also, if you have a problem receiving your FAU e-mail, our support team can better troubleshoot the problem with the mail is on FAU systems.