Checking e-mail, making calendar appointments or subscribing to lists via web:

Our department uses a Connect/Google service called, "G Suite for Education" for email, calendaring and groups (lists) for department communications and planning; you can check your mail at

Remember to use your UCSBNetID credentials when logging into your "G Suite For Education" account.

For more information about configuring webmail; including forward, vacation, and spam settings, visit this page.

Checking e-mail using Standard Clients:

For Staff and Faculty our department has a site license for the latest Office products. If you would like this installed on your office computer please click here and we will put you on the schedule to install the latest Office suite for either Windows or Macintosh platform.

For students we recommended the free client: Mozilla Thunderbird

Download it here

It is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS.

Mozilla Thunderbird, Mac Mail, Microsoft Outlook, Android and iOS are software programs that allow checking multiple accounts at the same time.

Click here to get the settings for these programs:

Email Settings Page

Checking email via secure shell:

You can use Alpine email client on either your own Linux/Unix desktop or it is currently installed on Denali. This is to allow users to log in via SSH and read mail.

An example command from a Unix shell:


After entering your password, then simply type 'alpine' will start and you can log into your email account.

For more on using SSH, refer to Connecting to the Cluster section.

Change your e-mail account password:

Click here

New password requirements are the following: Minimum of 8 characters. At least 1 English uppercase character (A-Z), 1 English lowercase character (a-z), 1 Base 10 digit (0-9) and 1 special character (i.e., !, $, #, %)

E-mail Lists 
Mailing list includes all Statistics Department faculty, staff and graduate students. 
Mailing list includes all Statistics Department graduate students.

To subscribe or unsubscribe to the mailing lists, send a request to

Virus Protection

All incoming and outgoing mails are scanned for viruses. Additional Anti-virus programs are free through the UCSB site-license of Sophos Anti-Virus and Malware. If your interested in having Sophos installed on your system please click here.

Spam Protection

All incoming mails are scanned for spam-like content. If an email is found to be spam, it is placed in your “Spam” folder for your review.

If you need help, please email at


Email account on University servers may not be used to promote personal business or to provide personal financial gain, except as may be permitted by other University policy or regulation. Use of an account for commercial purposes, for profit-making, for political campaigning for offices outside the College of Letters and Science, or lobbying is prohibited without exception.

Quick Links

E-mail web portal

Change your e-mail password

Change your dept. password