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 29 days ago

Server Maintenance - starting Fri June 19th 2020 at 18:00BST (17:00UTC)

13:51 on 04th Jun

Dear members,
We will be performing some server maintenance starting at 18:00BST (17:00UTC) on Friday 19th June and finishing no later than June 30th.
Services will remain available while the maintenance is carried out, but some minor disruption is to be expected.

SSL Certificate issues

09:36 on 09th Apr

We have had reports of users who are still using the older versions of our host address (mail.pidgeme.com, smtp.pidgeme.com etc.) running into certificate issues.
If this is affecting you, please update this to our latest host address, mail.secure.aluminati.net 
You may also need to change your Sever Ports to one of the following:
  • Incoming server: 993
  • Outgoing server: 465 or 587
  • Incoming server: 995
  • Outgoing server: 465 or 587
If you are not sure how to do this, please email our helpdesk at help@aluminati.net with the name and version of the email client you are using (Outlook, Apple mail, mobile app etc.) and they will be happy to help you further.