Email Account Information

Getting an Email Account

All Colorado State University students, faculty, and staff are given a free email account with the creation of an eID. Visit the eID Web Site to create an eID.

Google Apps for CSU

  • Undergraduate students get a Google Apps @rams account when their eID is created.
  • Faculty, staff, and graduate students can create a Google Apps @rams account in addition to their main university email account.
  • Alumni can create a lifetime Google Apps @alumni account.

ACNS-Supported UNIX Email

Graduate students are issued a Lamar account. Faculty and staff can also use Lamar.

Central Exchange Service

CSU faculty and staff use Central Exchange for email and calendars.

  • Central Exchange at CSU - Help with mail and calendar clients, client access, and tips and tricks for setting up and configuring Exchange 2010

You can access Exchange in three different ways:

Webmail: Log in to Web-Based Email

Colleges and Departments

Adding and Changing Accounts

Account Changes

To make a change to an existing account (e.g. transfer ownership, change servers, etc.) please contact the Computing Help Desk and describe the change you'd like to have made.

Associate Accounts

Individuals other than students, faculty, and staff that are associated with the University in a temporary capacity (e.g. visiting scholars, guests, etc.) may obtain an email account by having a sponsor request an eID for them. Visit the eID site for more information.

Secondary Accounts

Secondary accounts may be requested by contacting the Computing Help Desk, and indicating the nature of your request. Please include the following information:

  • Your primary eName (eID)
  • Your email address
  • An eName for the secondary account that you are requesting
    (up to 8 characters; lowercase letters and numbers only; must start with a letter)
  • Whether or not your primary account should remain open or be closed
  • The account purpose and intended user(s)

Name Changes

Last name and legal name changes

  • Students: Contact the Registrar.
  • Faculty/Staff: Contact your Human Resources representative.

Change your preferred first name

  • eID: Change Preferred First Name (used by Central Exchange)
  • RamWeb: "Change My Preferred First Name" is under Records.
  • ACNSmail: Settings, Identities, click your email, Display name
  • Google Apps for CSU: Email your request to GAHelp, or:
    1. If you do not already have a Google+ account, click the +YourFirstName link and complete the signup process.
    2. Click the person icon (or your photo, if you uploaded one) next to the Share button in the upper right corner.
    3. Click the View Profile button.
    4. Click your name beneath the large person icon or photo.

Your Email Alias

In addition to getting a free email account with the creation of an eID, you get a free email alias, formatted using your first name and last name as follows:

CSU undergraduate students

First.Last@rams.colostate.edu (e.g. John.Doe@rams.colostate.edu)

CSU graduate students, faculty, staff and associates

First.Last@colostate.edu (e.g. John.Doe@colostate.edu)

This is not an email account itself, but rather it is an email address alias that will automatically forward mail to the email account specified in your eID, even if your email account isn't on a CSU server.

You may Change Your First.Last Email Alias if you would like to change the first part of your First.Last alias (e.g. from Jonathan.Doe to John.Doe).