Student e-mail and authentication system

Authentication System

The system of authentication at the University is the infrastructure that, beginning with the various data sources present at the University, integrates the information into a single base of distributed database.
In this manner, it pursues the aim of furnishing each person with unequivocal institutional credentials, a single username and only one password, in order to access the main applications of the University.
Students and doctoral candidates using institutional credentials setup by the matriculation number ( and the password

Some of the services accessible using the system of authentication of the University:

  • E-mail and the Google Apps for Education associated with it,
  • Use of the online Student Secretarial Services,
  • Access to restricted pages on the University website,
  • Etc.

Warning: Under no circumstances will someone from the University ask you for your password.
Any claim requesting your personal password is computer fraud (phishing). To know more about phishing, visit the website of the Italian National Police [ITA].

E-mail Account

Access to your E-mail via the Web

The e-mail address can be accessed via the web at the address

Warning: although the new e-mail address is hosted by Google, it is accessible only via the web address and not via

Access to the E-mail via “Client" E-mail

It is possible to set up your preferred “client” e-mail (MS Outlook, Thunderbird etc) to receive and send mail from your student account:
The instructions for the configuration of receiving e-mails are available at the following web address:
POP version:
IMAP version:
If you are not sure which version to choose, we recommend using the IMAP version.


Username and password will be the same one used for access to the Personal Area on the University website.
The password must be inserted as it was issued, that is to say, with the alphabet characters in capital letters.
The password can be changed by accessing the page

New E-mail Address and Addresses already in Use

It is possible to activate the forward function from the to an e-mail already in use by clicking on “Settings" and then on “Forward and POP/IMAP" (link on the upper right hand side)
It would be beneficial for the student if all mail to the University came from the address in order to allow the University immediate and unequivocal identification of the sender.


If the e-mail address is used via web, you will see an advertising banner above the inbox.
This can be deactivated by the user by clicking on “Settings" and then on "Clip web" (link on the upper right hand side)

Sending large attachments

In order to send large size attachments, it is possible to use the filesender service (

First, you must effect your login selecting the University (Ca' Foscari University of Venice), then insert your username and password (the same one used to access the personal area on the website). At this point, it is possible to compose an e-mail message and upload the files to send by clicking on the button “choose file”..

Last update: 04/02/2019