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E-mail is the primary communciation method that Penn State uses to contact students, faculty, and staff. Access to Penn State e-mail requires an Access Account. Users are encouraged to check their e-mail frequently to ensure important communications are not overlooked. Support for e-mail can be obtained at the campus helpdesk (see contact information the right).


Select one of the audiences below to learn more about the e-mail services that are available.

E-mail for Students

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Penn State's web-based e-mail service (WebMail) enables you to access your Penn State e-mail from any computer via an Internet connection. Simply launch a web browser and visit http://webmail.psu.edu/ to access your e-mail. You will need to enter your Penn State Access Account User ID and password to gain access to WebMail.

Learn more about WebMail at the WebMail FAQ


E-mail for Faculty & Staff

Penn State's environment for electronic collaboration, University Collaborative Suite (UCS) provides users with e-mail and calendaring functionality. Individuals can access their UCS email and calendars in various ways. Listed below are the common methods that are support at our campus.

UCS Web Client

Users with an internet connection can access UCS by launching a web browser and visiting https://ucs.psu.edu/. The technology the collaborative suite used to provide this service is VMWare's Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS). End-user documentation for UCS Web Client can be accessed once you log into UCS. To display the UCS Web Client documentation, click on the arrow next to your name in the upper right of the screen, and select Product Help.

UCS via Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook can be configured to access your UCS e-mail and calendar with the UCS Connector. Instructions for configuring Outlook and UCS can be found at http://kb.its.psu.edu/article/1647.

UCS for Phones and Tablet Devices

Users can configure their mobile devices to access UCS email and calendar by utilizing the following instructions:


Penn State e-mail is frequent target for phishing scams. The goal of a phishing scam is to steal your valuable personal data, such as credit card numbers, passwords, account data, and other information. If you think you've received a phishing e-mail message, do not respond to it. Watch the following video to learn how to protect yourself from phishing scams.


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