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Checking Your UCSD Email from the Web

Check your UCSD email account through mail.ucsd.edu. You can use an email client or your Web browser.

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Email client on your campus or home computer

Configure your email client to check your UCSD email account using the steps below. This will affect only the computer you are using.

  • Verify that your Internet connection works.
  • Know your Active Directory (AD) username and password.
    • Your username is usually the first part of your email address (e.g. username@ucsd.edu).
    • If you forget your password, reset it.
  • Follow directions for configuring your account. You will need to know your operating system (Windows or Mac) and email client.
    Note: Be sure to set your preferences to have messages remain on the server.
  • When you complete the directions, you'll see your messages in the email client format.
  • To check e-mail from this computer in the future, connect to the Internet and open your email client.
  • To connect securely from a remote location, see Connecting to the UCSD Network from Off Campus.

Web browser

Check your UCSD email securely from home or a public computer:

  • Open your Web browser and go to UCSD Web Access.
    • The interface works best with Internet Explorer.
  • Enter your AD username and password and click Log on to see your email.
    • Your username is usually the first part of your email address (before the @ symbol).
    • If you forget your password, reset it.
  • If you use an email server other than mail.ucsd.edu, contact your system administrator or the ITS Service Desk for instructions.

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