Accessing Your Faculty or Staff Email

CSUSM uses Microsoft Exchange for our Faculty and Staff email services.

Exchange (Outlook)

If you are an Outlook email user, please contact the Faculty and Staff Help Desk to schedule a time to setup your Outlook email account on your primary computer. If you are not at your primary computer, or if you are off campus, please use the Web version of Outlook called Exchange Online (  Exchange Online allows you to view your e-mail via a web browser (i.e., Internet Explorer, FireFox, Safari, etc.). After you enter into a web browser, you will get a login box. Please enter “” (where username is your CSUSM username, and without the quotes) in the Username box and your CSUSM password in the Password box.

Setting your Out of Office Message

Use the Out of Office feature in Outlook or Exchange Online when you are going to be out of the office for days at a time. If you help setting up your Out of Office, please call the Faculty Staff Helpdesk at x4790.

Information Related to Email

Mailing Lists (ListServ)

To create a new mailing list visit the Adding/Maintaining A CSUSM Mailing List (ListServ) page.

To subscribe to a mailing list, send an e-mail to the Mailing List (ListServ) and put "subscribe" in the subject line. 

To unsubscribe to a mailing list, send an e-mail to the Mailing List (ListServ) and put "unsubscribe" in the subject line.

Spam Filtering

CSU San Marcos uses a service called Frontbridge to handle spam filtering for faculty and staff email.  This service is hosted off-site and filters both incoming and outgoing mail.  If you believe that a message has been sent to you but you haven't received it, you can check the spam filter to see whether the message has been blocked.

To do that, visit, and register your account there.  Frontbridge will send you an email to confirm that you own your account, and you'll then be able to log in and check your filtered messages.  If you see any messages that should have been delivered, you can simply release them from the web interface.

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