This page will help you find information related to setting up and using your USC email account. For information about computer accounts and password changes, see the Computer Accounts Overview page.
- Activate your email account (First Login)
- Email Help
- Electronic Mail Retention Policy (PDF)
- USC Web Mail Login
- USC Web Mail Overview
- Mail Lists (List Proc)
Google Apps at USC and Gmail
If you are a USC student and would like to create a USC-branded Gmail account, you will first need to activate your Google Apps at USC account. The Google Apps at USC activation site is accessible at getgoogle.usc.edu.
If you are a USC student with a Google Apps at USC account, please visit the Google Apps at USC Support site for support documentation.
About Email, Antivirus, Firewall, and Antispam Programs at USC
USC's Information Technology Services (ITS) scans all email and attachments for viruses and worms. Infected files are deleted from USC's email servers.
It is imperative that all faculty, students, and staff install and maintain an antivirus program to protect their computer equipment. ITS provides antivirus software free of charge to USC faculty, students, and staff.
To detect, remove, and prevent the spread of computer viruses and worms from desktop computers, ITS currently distributes Sophos Endpoint Security for both Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Sophos Endpoint Security is available for download from software.usc.edu.
ITS also encourages the use of a firewall for all equipment that connects to the Internet. For additional information on firewalls, see the About Firewalls page.
ITS also utilizes an email security solution called IronPort. Under current policy, ITS drops all email identified as potential spam. See the Antispam Overview page on the ITS website for more information. For instructions on how to report spam, see the Reporting Spam page.