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You can access your University email directly from the Beacon app.
Your email address is the username printed on your ID card, followed by @student.staffs.ac.uk, so it will look something like this: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your main email address will always be the one detailed above, with your username at the start. However, you also have several "aliases", which are nicer looking alternative email addresses which you might find more convenient when giving other people your email address.
These aliases are:
In the first example above, f would be the first letter of your forename. If you have the same name as another student, you may find that there is a number just before the @ symbol.
You can view all of your email addresses if you log in with your normal username and password and follow the instructions to choose your preferred email address. Whichever one you choose will be the email address that people see when you email them - but remember that no matter what you do decide on, all of these email addresses will always work, and they all deliver to the same inbox, so no emails will go missing!
You can also access your email from any web browser, by visiting http://www.staffs.ac.uk/email.
Enter your username in the format email@example.com, and your normal University password.
Once you are logged in, it should be quite a familiar Outlook interface. If you have used web based email before you'll get the hang of it in no time, but if you would like some help you can find Microsoft Office Quick Start Guides online.
The University is the target of malicious emails and phishing attempts due to the value of the research we produce, our high-power computers and high bandwidth networks, and access to valuable resources that are restricted in overseas locations. In addition, many phishing attacks may target individuals to attempt to gain access to bank details, credit card numbers or other information of value to them.
While the University has automated defences in place, it is important that you can recognise suspicious emails and protect the University and yourself.
Find out more about suspicious emails.