Starting college is exciting, but can also be overwhelming with all the new systems to navigate. Setting up your university email account is one of the first things you’ll need to do as a Duke student. This guide will walk through the steps to access your Duke email and troubleshoot any issues along the way.
What is Duke Webmail?
Duke Webmail is the official university email system provided by the Duke Office of Information Technology (OIT). As a Duke student, you’ll be assigned a Duke email address like
[email protected] that gives you access to:
- 50GB of email storage
- Calendar and contacts syncing
- Collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams
- Much more!
Duke email should be your go-to digital communication system for all academic and university business.
- Duke Webmail is the university’s email platform run by OIT
- All students get a
@duke.eduemail address with collab tools
- Use Duke email for all school communications
Accessing Duke Webmail
Duke email is powered by Microsoft Office 365, so you access it by navigating to outlook.com/duke.edu.
Here are the step-by-step instructions:
- Go to outlook.com/duke.edu
- Enter your Duke NetID (provided during admission)
- Enter your email account password
- Click Log In
The first time you log in, be prepared to set up some account preferences before accessing your inbox.
- Forgot password? Use the self-service password reset tool or call the OIT Help Desk.
- Page not loading? Try a different browser or device. Outages are rare but can happen.
- Other access issues? Contact OIT Help Desk at [email protected] or 919-684-2200
- Web access for Duke email is through outlook.com/duke.edu
- You’ll need your NetID and password provided by Duke
- Help resources available if you have trouble
Using Duke Webmail Features
Once logged in, you’ll see your Duke Webmail inbox. Across the top navigation bar are various apps and tools available, including:
- Mail: Email inbox; send, receive, search, organize messages
- Calendar: Class, work, event scheduling and invites
- People: Contact management system
- Tasks: Track to-do lists by date or priority
- OneDrive: File hosting service for documents
- Teams: Build project channels and groups
Take some time clicking around to familiarize yourself with the layout and set up email signatures, organize contacts, sync your phone, and more.
The Office 365 platform also allows you to access Duke Webmail features on mobile devices through downloadable apps. Search “Outlook” and “Office” in your device’s app store.
- Duke Webmail includes email, calendar, contacts, tasks, cloud storage, and more
- Mobile apps allow access on smartphones and tablets
- Poke around the interface to optimize and personalize
Still Need Help?
New systems can be confusing, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you still have Duke Webmail questions after reading this guide!
- OIT Help Desk
- [email protected]
- Duke University Information Technology
The Duke technology teams are here for you and want students to smoothly transition into the digital university environment. Leveraging all Duke’s online academic tools will help set you up for success over the next years!
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