Student Webmail

GCC provides a free Office 365 account to students.  All GCC students must activate and USE their college email as the primary method of official communication from the college.

Logging In

First-Time Users

  • Log-in to myCommNet to retrieve your new student email address
  • Click on theStudent tab. Your email address will appear in the "Student Email Channel" 

Continuing Users

  • Access Office 365 at: portal.microsoftonline.com or by following the link to the right of this page.
  • Students may login using their CCC NetID  (e.g. ########@student.commnet.edu) and passwords.  Do not use your student email address.
  • You will be promoted to "sign in at student.commnet.edu." Click on the link "Sign in..."
  • Type in your NetID and your myCommNet password in the popup box and click OK.
  • You are now ready to use your student webmail account.

Click on the "Instructions" button on the right for more information.

Troubleshooting your Log-In

If you are having trouble logging, in you might try logging into my.commnet.edu first, and then using the link within the portal to access the student email login page.

Your New Email Address

Student’s email address will be in the form of “prefix@mail.ct.edu.”  The “prefix” will consist of the first letter of a student’s first name + first four letters of a last name + 4-digit numeric number (e.g., “jsmit1234@mail.ct.edu” for John Smith).    Students will be able to look up their email address in myCommNet or using the NetID Lookup Utility.
 
Starting January 1, 2013, the “preferred email address” in Banner for students will be reset to “mail.ct.edu”. After that, students will not be able to change the preferred email address within myCommNet portal. The switch should be transparent and have no impact of day-to-day operation.

Your Office 365 Account Includes Free: 

  • Exchange Online - the student email account, and will be the official communication channel between the student and the campus.

Mobile Settings

IPad/IPhone Settings:

Android Settings:

  1. Use NetID: ########@student.commnet.edu and password to log in.
  2. Select “Next”.
  3. Select “POP3 Account” from the list.
  4. Use NetID: ########@student.commnet.edu in the field designated “User Name”.
  5. In the “POP3 Server” field, make sure it says “pod51018.outlook.com”. If not, type it in.
  6. Under “Security Type” tap “None” and select “SSL” from the drop down menu. The port will automatically change to “995”.
  7. Select “Next”.
  8. In the “SMTP Server” field, make sure it says “pod51018.outlook.com”. If not, type it in.
  9. Under “Security Type” tap “None” and select “TLS” from the drop down menu. The port will automatically change to “587”.
  10. Select “Next”.
  11. You will come to a screen that allows you to name the account and edit the name that appears on your outgoing messages.
  12. After you have finished with your changes, select “Next”
  13. Your Gateway email account is now set up on your mobile device.

Support

Student Email/Office 365 Technical Support Information

The GCC Help Desk can answer questions related to your initial access when you are setting up your student email account.  203-285-2040