Welcome to PidgeMe

PidgeMe is a free email service designed specifically for University of Oxford graduates. It provides all leavers with a FREE and prestigious email address and offers a full email account in which to host it.

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What is Email for Life?

You have been given a fully serviced alumni email account which you can keep for life. This account allows you to send and receive email using the exclusive address. Easily keep in touch with your fellow graduates as you will never need to change your address based on your ISP or current employer.

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Account Types

Your free account is a webmail account offering 100MB of online storage. Enhanced accounts are available offering 2000MB and permitting you IMAP and POP access from programs such as Outlook or even your mobile phone.

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All alumni receive a 3 month free trial.

Why should I use this account?

Exclusive and Prestigious Email Address

Your address proves that you are a graduate of Oxford and looks great on CVs and applications.

No Adverts, Ever!

The service will never be slowed down or cluttered with advertising like many other free webmail services.

A service you can trust

The university audits security and privacy controls to ensure that your data is safe and respected.

Dedicated Support Team

Unlike many services you have access to a friendly, and capable email support desk staffed by real people.

Easily Migrate your emails

Keep your records of university emails with our easy email migration tool.

Online Directory

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Service News

Updated 27 days ago

Reminder to update usernames in email clients

17:44 on 15th Jan

Back in May last year, you may remember that we advised everyone on our service news to update their email client/device settings to use your full (primary) email address instead of your username, ready for migration to a new system.

Now that we are in 2016, the old system is being retired, and to ensure that you retain email client access over the coming weeks, please check your settings and ensure that your username has been updated to your email address.

If needed, you can use a page that we created in May to remind yourself of your primary email.

You may also now use email aliases, as long as they are entered in full.

Some background on this:

Our new system is configured to only authenticate using a full email address as the username when accessing your account with an email client (webmail remains the same as before).

The main reasons for this update are both for stability and security.

For an email client to authenticate with just a username, it needs to 'search' a few levels deeper in the system in order to match the username against the correct email address. Since email clients connect to the servers every couple of minutes (unlike webmail), this dramatically increases server load and can impact the speed of your email experience.

Changing to authenticate with a full email address instead unambiguously defines the connection account, reducing any chance of a cross-account security incident.

As always if you have any problems or questions, please contact us at help@aluminati.net.

[Resolved] Server Timeouts

09:58 on 30th Nov

We are receiving reports that some users are experiencing timeout or general server errors when trying to access their webmail inbox. This appears to be due to an issue on one of our internal servers, and our team are currently investigating.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused - if you have any further questions or queries, then please don't hesitate to contact our support team at help@aluminati.net 

Update 11:14am: Affected users should now be back to normal - however, load times may be slightly slower than usual for a short period.