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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 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

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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