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

Find old friends using the private directory.

Service News

Updated 12 days ago

The Heartbleed Bug: ALL CLEAR

03:45 on 10th Apr

Dear Members - you may have heard about this Heartbleed bug that affects vast numbers of servers on the internet including the likes of Yahoo, Google and Amazon. We can confirm that your Aluminati service is NOT vulnerable and that your personal information stored with us has not been at risk. 

However, if you are using the same password for your account here as you do with other affected services, it is advised to change your password in case it was compromised on another service.

Because of cases like this you should really be using different passwords for every service you use. This sounds impossible to manage but there are now some good (free) solutions such as LastPass that make this level of security feasible.

Outage report for 31/3/14

14:56 on 02nd Apr

At approximately 7.10pm BST on Sunday 31st March 2014, the data centre which houses our servers experienced an interruption in which their routers were unable to route traffic to the internet.


The issue stemmed from a large installation which was flooding its peer networks with unproductive route information, which then propagated through the data centre's core routers.


An immediate fix was determined and implementation started within 30 minutes, however it took another 30 minutes for the routing tables to re-converge.


Normal service resumed at approximately 8.20pm BST.


The data centre has now implemented measures to reduce the likelyhood of a simliar incident from having such a large impact in the future.