More Information

Your address will look like:
your.choice@pidgeme.com

As well as being a useful continuation of your University identity and an easy way to keep in touch with your peers, the address will also come in very useful in the next phase of your life:

"A recent survey of HR managers by Yahoo! found that 51 per cent would be put off by a candidate who had a "wacky" e-mail address. Although a university e-mail account is perfectly acceptable, it may cause you problems on graduation, when the address expires."
The Independent
Your PidgeMe account will never expire.

Account Options

You have the option of various accounts to suit your needs.

You will receive 3 months' free trial at the enhanced-level service.

A Quality Service

PidgeMe differentiates itself from the many public/free email services on the web by offering a higher quality email experience, uncluttered with distracting advertising and fully supported by a properly manned helpdesk.

Being a trusted, university provided service, you can be 100% sure that your privacy will always be completely respected, resulting in a noticeable absence of spam (provided of course you keep your address private yourself). Even if the address does get on the odd marketing list, our dedicated and user-configurable spam firewall captures the majority of junk.

You will receive exceptional customer service

The subscription amount, from just £6.00 per YEAR, is perhaps the smallest of any ad-free service and you should expect to rapidly recoup this value in terms of both the stress and time saved.

Email Features
EXCLUSIVE to University of Oxford graduates
Webmail access - Check your email anywhere.
POP / IMAP Access
For use with Thunderbird, Outlook, Mobile Devices etc.
Expandable mailbox
From 100Mb up to 40Gb
Automatic emergency quota increase so that important emails are not returned when your mailbox is full.
Up to 200% for a maximum of 7 days
Advanced SPAM Filtering
Virus and Worm filtering
ZERO advertising in emails
Migrate your contacts and messages.
Customised message filtering and highlighting
Online Calendar
Organise messages into folders and subfolders
Redirection Services
Auto-reply / Vacation Messages
Consolidate your Email
Pull in messages from other POP and IMAP accounts
No timeout period.
ROCK SOLID PRIVACY PROMISE
We NEVER disclose your account details to third parties without your express authorisation.

Last Edited: 27-Apr-2011

Service News

Updated 3 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:
 
IMAP
  • Incoming server: 993
  • Outgoing server: 465 or 587
POP3
  • 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.