The University of St. Thomas provides students with a UST account when they become part of the St. Thomas community. With this account comes access to an e-mail account provided by the University. E-mail is an important means of communication on campus. E-mail is used for News Room articles, administrative messages, timely updates, messages from professors and other students, as well as mail from family and friends.

Size Limitations/Quotas

Maximum size of mailbox:
     300MB for student mailboxes

Maximum size of file attachments:
     15MB (includes the sum total the message and attachment)

Maximum number of recipients on any message:
     99 recipients (provided that an Exchange distribution group is not being used to send the message)

Limit Notifications (Email notification sent at 1am from the Exchange server)
     Send warnings 250MB
     Prohibit sending messages 275MB
     Prohibit sending and receiving messages 300MB

A throttling policy is implemented to student accounts which limit the number of messages Students can send.

The limits are as follows:

Message Rate Limit : 5
Recipient Rate Limit : 300

The Message Rate Limit parameter is the number of messages sent per minute. Exceeding this rate will result in emails being queued for delivery on the server. The Recipient Rate Limit parameter is the number of recipients that a user can address in a 24-hour period. Exceeding this limit will prevent emails from sending until the next 24-hour period.

Graduating? The UST Alumni Association offers free email forwarding service. Check out the Alumni Association's website for more information.

Getting Started

Email can be accessed from anywhere in the world via our two web based email applications: Outlook Web App (OWA) and Portal.

For instructions on configuring email on your smartphone or tablet check out Exchange Active Sync (EAS).