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.
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.
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.
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.
Find old friends using the private directory.
Service NewsUpdated 20 days ago
Server Security Certificate Update
16:36 on 20th Feb
The security certificates were updated recently and, for some members, an 'Invalid Certificate' warning is being displayed.
This is caused by the server name in the account settings not matching the certificate.
When using a secure connection, a server name of 'mail.secure.aluminati.net' should be used.
Using 'mail.pidgeme.com' (or 'imap.pidgeme.com' etc.) with secure settings will generate the 'Invalid Certificate' warning.
If you are experiencing this warning, please make sure that your server name setting is 'mail.secure.aluminati.net'.
For further assistance please contact the helpdesk.
Mail Gateway Maintenance commencing 14-Feb-2014 [Updated 19th Feb]
16:36 on 13th Feb
We will be performing some maintenance on our mail gateways in preparation for some upcoming improvements and upgrades. Maintenance will begin tomorrow evening (14th Feb) and will continue into next week.
There should be little to no impact on the service whilst the maintenance takes place, but some members might experience connection issues for a few seconds whilst the cluster compensates when a server is taken offline. Steps will be taken to minimise the chances of this occurring.
[Update - 19th Feb]
We will shortly be performing an update to the spam filters which will improve its ability to filter out spam.
Members with low thresholds in their anti-spam settings may wish to monitor their junk folders in case borderline emails which would have previously been marked as clean, are now marked as spam.