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

An Update on our Email for Life Security and Older Email Clients

15:21 on 16th Sep

We previously announced in May that we were making some changes to our Email for Life security settings and how it may affect those of you who use older email clients to access your messages. To enable users with older clients to have continued service for a period of time, we reverted the changes but noted that we would continue rolling out these required security changes later this year.
 
In the first week of October, we will be fully rolling out these security changes to all Email for Life services. We would urge all our Email for Life customers to update your operating systems and email clients to the latest versions to guarantee future compatibility.
 
As a guide, the following email client versions and later should be considered the minimum requirements:
 
Outlook 2003 on Windows 8.1
Outlook 2016 on OSX 10.11
MacMail on OSX 10.12
Mail on iOS 11
Mail on Android 5
 
For the technical among you, if your email client supports TLS version 1.2 you should see no disruption to your service via an email client.
 
If you require any support on this matter or have any questions, please send a message to our Helpdesk support team via the normal support routes available through your Email for Life service.
 
Thank you.

Changes to our Email for Life Security Regarding Email Clients

17:46 on 10th May

Due to recent updates to the security settings of our Email for Life servers, some users may have noticed that their emails via an email client (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc.) were not accessible. In many cases, this is due to the age of the email client being used as some older email clients do not support a level of security that is now required.
 
To allow affected users to be able to access their emails, we will shortly be reverting some of the recent security changes to allow older email clients to continuing accessing emails. Please note this change will only be in place for the next three months. We would urge all of our Email for Life customers to update your operating systems and email clients to the latest versions to guarantee future compatibility.
 
As a guide, the following email client versions and later should be considered the minimum requirements:
 
Outlook 2003 on Windows 8.1
Outlook 2016 on OSX 10.11
MacMail on OSX 10.12
Mail on iOS 11
Mail on Android 5
 
For the technical among you, as long as your email client supports TLS version 1.2 you should see no disruption to your service via an email client.
 
Thank you.