Student e-mail and authentication system
Password change / retrieval
The password to access the unive account must be changed at least every 6 months. If you need to change it, you forget it or if it has expired, then you can go to.
Thanks to the University Authentication system, all Ca’ Foscari students and doctorates have unique login details (a single username and password) to access online applications and services, such as:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org and Google Apps for Education services
- University Personal Area (Career and ESSE3 Services)
Remember not to share your password with anyone, not even with university staff. Any requests for personal passwords is online fraud (phishing). To find out what phishing is go to this site Polizia di Stato [ITA].
Gmail e-mail service
The email service is managed by the operator Google, according to the following user policies:
The email service is one of many free services available from the operator Google, as part of an agreement with the University.
Change of duration of student e-mail and Google apps
From 1st December 2020, for all Ca’ Foscari students and ex-students, the e-mail and connected Google apps (e.g. Drive) will be deactivated if 6 or more months have passed since graduation, in case of withdrawal from studies or after 4 years without enrolling at the university.
Access to the e-mail account
You can access your email account email@example.com only via the web address http://mail.stud.unive.it and not via www.gmail.com.
You will need to type the institutional login details (login and password, the same those used to access the Personal Area of the site) and click on "Access to the service". The password must be entered as supplied, i.e. with alphabetic characters in upper and lower case.
It is possible to activate the forward function from the firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com in order to allow the University immediate and unequivocal identification of the sender.
It is possible to set up your preferred “client” e-mail (MS Outlook, Thunderbird etc) to receive and send mail from your student account: firstname.lastname@example.org.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)
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: 12/01/2021