Accessing Your Student Email

How Do I Get a CSUSM Email Account?

Students must be registered before obtaining a campus email account.  All registered CSUSM students receive an email address. If you do not know your email address, please bring a valid picture ID (such as your current Campus ID or Driver's License) to the Student Technology Helpdesk in Kellogg Library, 2nd floor entrance, and someone will assist you. 

If you do not know your Campus ID, username, or password, please visit Cougar Central (on the third floor of Craven Hall) or the Student Technology Helpdesk in Kellogg Library, 2nd floor entrance.

Students use a CSUSM username as both their email address and their log-on for campus computers.  A student username is composed of the first 5 letters of your last name, followed by three auto-generated digits, then "@cougars.csusm.edu."  If your last name has less than 5 letters, then your entire last name will be used, followed by three auto-generated digits.  Examples of usernames include smith999@cougars.csusm.edu, rodri001@cougars.csusm.edu, and may098@cougars.csusm.edu.  Students use gmail to read or send email. Click on this link for Frequently Asked Questions about gmail.

Students who do not know their password need to come in person, with a photo ID, to either Cougar Central or the Student Technology Helpdesk.

How Do I Log Into My Email?

Enter this address into your internet browser:  http://mail.cougars.csusm.edu/.  Use your username and password to get to your email.

Information Related to Email

Forwarding Your Email

By forwarding your campus email to another address, you will receive all new messages addressed to your campus email address at your preferred, non-campus email address (i.e. Hotmail, Yahoo, SBC, Cox, etc).  Students can learn how to forward their "@cougars.csusm.edu" email on this Email Forwarding page.

Mailing Lists (Listservs)

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

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.


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