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What is my NOVA email address and how do I check email?

The email account is given to you when you are first employed by the college. The address format is generally the first letter of your first name and last name followed by @nvcc.edu.

Example: jsmith@nvcc.edu


Use Microsoft Outlook to check NOVA email when you are on campus.
Minimum client requirements.


To check email off campus, see the Off-Campus Mail page.

How do I configure my mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android) for NOVA email?

Follow these directions to configure your email on your mobile device:

What are the POP3, IMAP and SMTP Settings?

Directions on how to setup your email for POP3, IMAP, and SMTP.

Although NOVA provides these settings, the IT Help Desk does not provide support for third party email clients. Support is limited strictly to communication issues. If assistance is needed, please contact the vendor of the software or go to their respective websites.
How do I block junk email and spam in Outlook?

NOVA maintains an enterprise anti-spam filtering solution to minimize the amount of malicious email received by end-users. The best way to avoid spam and junk email is to follow these safe computing rules:

  • When you receive a suspicious email, delete it.
  • Never reply or click on hyperlinks in a suspicious email.
  • Avoid giving out your primary email address for non-work related purposes.

Managing Junk Mail

Are there storage or other limitations?

Each user receives 50 GB of storage in the mailbox.

Sending and receiving messages have the following limitations:

  • The maximum number of recipients in the To:, Cc:, and Bcc: fields is 500.
  • 30 messages can be sent out per minute.
  • 10,000 recipients can be emailed per 24 hours. After the limit is reached, you will not be able to send out messages until your total sent messages sent in 24 hour period drops below 10,000.
  • The maximum message size is 25 MB including message body and attachments.
  • There is no limit on the amount of messages that can be received provided that the total size of all of the saved messages does not exceed the 50 GB quota.

Source: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/exchange-online-limits.aspx

Outlook Training Resources
Can NOVA faculty and staff who have retired keep their college email account?

As of June 28, 2011, all NOVA retirees may keep their college email account indefinitely provided that they complete the annual security awareness training and adhere to the Acceptable Use Agreement and college email policies. Violations of the Acceptable Use Agreement or college email policies may result in permanent loss of college email privileges. Inclusion on distribution lists is subject to the discretion of the list owner.

What is my VCCS email account?

The Virginia Community College System provides all students and faculty/staff with a VCCS email account. This account@email.vccs.edu is the myNOVA account to access the academics tools.

Google Apps for Education are also available to faculty and staff through the VCCS account.

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