Free Personalized Princeton E-mail Accounts

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Princeton residents can have as many as five (5) personalized E-mail accounts. Each account will have addresses of the form:

Use the Subscription form to request your personal account(s). You'll receive an E-mail notification when it has been established.

To request additional E-mail accounts, use the Subscription form. Just designate your submission as a change order.

MyAccount can be any reasonable string of letters, numbers or characters.
  • No FirstNameOnly addresses.
  • Instead of "johnandjane", you may use "john-jane". Don't use "&".
  • No blank spaces.
    Use separators such as
    . "  or  " - "  or  " _ ".

After subscribing, here's how to set up your
Princeton E-mail account.

  • Use any web browser ( IE, Firefox, etc. ) and go to

  • Your account name, MyAccount is your UserName.

Usernames are NOT case sensitive.
( i.e., MyName
= myname )

  • Enter your Password and press Login. The webmaster will give you a  temporary startup Password.

Passwords ARE case sensitive.
( i.e., worcester
Worcester )

Mailbox Quota

Each mailbox has been allocated 100 Mb of storage space.

Contact Customer Service if you find an increase necessary.


Forgot your password?
Just point here.

  • Select the Options tab

  • Click the Options tab and select Change Password to create a strong, secret password. Do not continue to use the temporary one.

  • Particularly if you use Webmail rather than Outlook, you might want to change some of the General Options, i.e., local time zone, etc.

Use the E-mail Forwarding option if you want your Princeton E-mail to be forwarded to another E-mail system ( i.e., AOL, Yahoo, your business, etc. ).

Set Keep a copy of the forwarded messages to NO.
If you unnecessarily keep copies of forwarded messages, you will be consuming limited storage space. This might limit operation of your E-mail account.

  • Under E-mail Filters, SpamAssassin and Antivirus have been activated for all E-mail accounts. You may change these settings.

    We recommend that you use a Junk Mail folder to capture (for up to 14 days) blocked messages. This gives you a chance to retrieve any that you consider not to be spam. You can add those addresses to a While List.

How to use your Princeton E-mail to compose and retrieve messages

Messages sent to your Princeton E-mail account are directed over the internet to a mail server located in Waltham, MA. You can either view and manage your messages there ( using webmail ) or download your messages to your PC ( using MS Outlook ).

These two methods for using your Princeton E-mail account are described below:

To import an address book, use the CSV Import/Export link under the Address Book tab. The .csv file must be in the format:

<name1>;<email1>, or


  • Login using the procedure described above in the How to set up your Princeton E-mail account paragraph.

  • The Inbox, Compose and Address Book are straightforward.

  • For further assistance, use the Help tab.

MS Outlook, Thunderbird other E-mail clients and devices such as smartphones & IPads

  • An E-mail client, such as MS Outlook ( or Outlook Express ), connects with the mail server, downloads your messages to your PC and provides a path to send messages.

  • Instructions for setting up Outlook are available from Microsoft. They should be in the Help section of your PC.

  • Set up the following parameters:

    • Incoming mail is a POP3 server. Do not use IMAP as this will leave messages on the server and, eventually, exceed your account's quota.

    • Incoming mail (POP3): Use port 110.

    • Outgoing mail (SMTP): Use port 587.

    • If you wish to connect over SSL/TLS you must replace both the incoming and outgoing mail server hostnames in the mail application (i.e., Outlook, Thunderbird, etc.) with rather than Also, select TLS for the type of encrypted connection in the Advanced settings (i.e., in Outlook).

    • Also, replace the hostnames if you get a message like "CANNOT VERIFY SERVER IDENTITY. The identity of cannot be verified". This is more likely with Apple Mail.

    • Account name:  MyAccount ( your Princeton E-mail account name )

    • Password:  Your Princeton E-mail account password

    • More Settings / Outgoing Server:  My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and Use the same settings as the incoming mail server should be checked.

    • More Settings / Advanced:  Leave a copy of messages on the server should be unchecked or you will eventually exceed your account's quota.

Note:  Your E-mail messages will remain on the mail server until you select "Send/Receive" from MS Outlook. Thus, you can use Webmail from any browser to check your messages ( i.e., when you travel, etc. ).

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