San Jacinto College Email Services

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ITS provides email services to all employees and students of San Jacinto College. The College email service represents an official means of communication between you and the College. In addition to faculty/student correspondence, other day‐to‐day notices may be sent to your College email address.Administrative offices may communicate with you regarding your account status, campus closures or emergencies and/or other official communications. It is important that you check your College email account on a regular basis to make sure you read any official messages the College may send you.
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Students | Employees | Safety and Tips


Students

San Jacinto College provides all students an official SJC email account, hosted by Office 365. An email address is automatically generated once a student has registered and paid for a class. Each email account includes 50GB of storage, a familiar interface, and powerful security features including virus scanning and spam filters.

Student email accounts follow a format of LastName.FirstInitial(Last6ofG#)@stu.sanjac.edu. For example, John Doe’s email address would be Doe.J123456@stu.sanjac.edu.

To log into your email, enter the email address as the username (including @stu.sanjac.edu). For example, John Doe’s username would be Doe.J123456@stu.sanjac.edu

If this is your first time logging in, your password will be your date of birth in MMDDYYYY format. For example, June 9, 1985 would be 06091985.

Please note: If your date of birth does not work, please try your SOS password instead.

Want to set your Office 365 password to match your SOS password? Once you’ve set up your Office 365 account, simply log into Password Self-Service at www.sanjac.edu/password and change your current SOS password to sync both!

Please note: Your password must be between 8 and 16 characters and meet the additional requirements.

Employees

Employees are provided an official SJC email account upon submission of the Network Access Email Request form. Email may be accessed utilizing Microsoft Outlook from a College-issued machine or via Outlook Web Access, a web-based email platform. Configuring email for mobile devices is also available (see Mobile & Wifi).

To log into WebMail, employees should enter “main\” followed by their full email address as the username (Example: main\john.smith@sjcd.edu). Your password will be your network password.

Email Safety & Tips

Phishing Attempts

Phishing scams are fraudulent e-mails that appear to come from legitimate sources. Their purpose is to obtain your login information, which can be used to send thousands of spam messages from your account.

If you receive any e-mails requesting your SJC login information, please delete these e-mails immediately! Do not reply to them or click on any links contained within them.

We will NEVER ask for your username and password details in an e-mail. It is also a violation of the College’s IT security policy to surrender your username and password details in this manner.

Hackers will use your account details to take control of your e-mail account and our systems to send tens of thousands of spam messages. This results in legitimate College e-mail being banned from being received, failure of our internal systems and substantial expense in clean up.

Phishing scams come in many forms and can claim to be from a wide variety of educational institutions and businesses. Some may even go so far as to request credit card or other confidential information that can then be used to commit acts of identity theft. While a high number of phishing scams may appear legitimate, very few, if any, organizations will request confidential information via e-mail.

You should never provide usernames, passwords, social security numbers, credit card data, or any other form of personal information via e-mail. If you are unsure if an e-mail you have received is valid, contact the institution or business first for verification. Do not reply to or use any contact information within the e-mail.

Spam

Unfortunately, spam isn’t something that can be easily avoided but there are steps you can take to minimize the amount of spam you receive:

  • Be cautious of what you sign up for on the Internet. When you provide your email address to a web site via a form, it may be given to third-parties so that they can email you advertising materials. Always read over the sign-up form you are filling out thoroughly. Watch out for checkboxes that indicate your email address may be provided or shared with third-parties. If no checkboxes are present, be sure to review the site’s Privacy Policy.
  • Never respond to a spam email or click on the “Unsubscribe” links provided in an unfamiliar email. These actions do nothing more than confirm that your e-mail address is valid.
  • Never display your email address when posting messages in online discussion boards, newsgroups, or blogs. In most cases, when you sign up at a forum or newsgroup, you can ensure that your email address is not visible by accessing your account settings. Instructions vary for each web site and should be found on the site’s FAQ page.