Email & Calendars

I am a Harvard College student. Why can't I log into Skype or other Office 365 applications?

As a Harvard College student, your email, calendaring, and social applications are supported by Google. Your college.harvard.edu account is a Gmail account. It also gives you access to the Google Education Suite, including: Drive, Hangouts, Chats, Calendar, Sites and more. You do not have access to Microsoft Exchange products, which include, Outlook online, Calendar online and Skype for Business. You do have access to most Microsoft products including: SharePoint, Yammer, Microsoft Forms and the Office Online for Education suite.

What should I do if I receive suspicious e-mail?

HUIT frequently receives reports about suspicious emails known as "phishing" schemes. These are fraudulent messages, claiming to be from a legitimate source, that ask you to send confidential information, such as your username, password, or date of birth.

Be aware that a HUIT employee will never ask for your account password, whether over the phone or by email. To do so would violate University security policy.

If you receive questionable emails of this nature, do not respond to the sender. Instead, delete the message or contact 617-495-7777 for assistance.

What are the settings to configure mail clients for @College accounts?

Here are the basic settings that can be used with any mail program or device to connect it to your @College account hosted on Gmail. Note that the names of the servers are of the form servername.gmail.com. The previous @College mail service used server names in the college.harvard.edu domain. This is obsolete. If your mail settings include such names, you will not be able to receive or send mail until you make the changes below.

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