Email Policy

If you are using Binghamton University resources for email, you are expected to abide by the Binghamton University Computer and Network Usage Policy.

Email Usage

If you are using Binghamton University resources, including email, you are expected to abide by the Binghamton University Computer and Network Usage Policy.

Bmail Self-Help

Email System- Google Workspace for Education

Since Spring 2010, Binghamton University has partnered with Google to provide our students, faculty, and staff with access to the powerful communication and collaboration services available under Google Workspace for Education. 

Applications that are available depending on your affiliation include Gmail (Bmail), Google Calendar and Google Chat, as well as Google Drive and Google Sites. 

As the University's provider of these applications, Google guarantees an uptime of 99.9 percent, in a safe and secure environment. Google Workspace provides the power of Google Search in email, access to a shared calendaring system, document storage, a website creation tool, an integrated chat, spam filtering and support of mobile devices.

Email Accounts

Binghamton University students, faculty, and staff receive a BU Computer Account and a University Google Workspace Account (e.g., along with access to services and systems based on their group affiliation, and in accordance with the ITS Binghamton University Account Policy. Accounts are provisioned and deleted automatically according to affiliation with Binghamton University.

Before logging into Bmail for the first time, you must create a secure password.

Account Password Setup

  • Go to and follow the instructions to claim your account for the first time or for password resets.
  • After creating your password, you will also have to set up your two factor authentication (2FA) to gain access to Binghamton University systems and. You should do this right after you set your password. You will also need to set up Google 2-step Verification. It is recommended you do this the first time you log into your email account.

Alumni Lifetime Email Account Password Reset Process

To reset an Alumni email account password please go to bconnectalumni

For Step-by-step instructions, visit the IT Self Service portal.


Install Google Workspace Sync for Microsoft® Outlook

For those who prefer to use Microsoft Outlook to view and manage email messages, Google provides Google Workspace Sync for Microsoft® Outlook to view your Binghamton email on your Windows computer.

Visit the IT Self Service for more information.

Mail Merge using Word and Outlook

Visit IT Self Service on instructions about how to use Outlook and Word for mail merge.

Google Groups & Listservs

Google Groups and Listservs are a convenient way to send messages to groups of people with a common interest, including groups, departments, classes, or organizations. Google Groups provide similar functionality to traditional listservs but give the Group Owner the ability to create and manage the group, listservs need to be requested. Many groups on campus use Google Groups to communicate with their members.

  • Create a Google Group: Google Groups are an efficient way to manage sending messages to a group of individuals, department, class or organization. Google Groups require an owner with a Binghamton University email address who can create, manage and delete Groups. Visit IT Self Service for more information. 
  • Add users not in to a Google Group: Visit IT Self Service for instructions on how  Add users not in to a Google Group.
  • Add or remove Listserv Owners: Listserv Owners can add new owners or remove owners, Bulk add Listserv, Add or Delete Listerv subscribers. Visit IT Self Service to view step by step instructions. 
  • Unable to add subscriber to Listserv - signup file error: List Owner may see the following error when trying to add a subscriber to a Listserv: -"(email address) is not yet in the signup file. Please specify the full name of the person as in ADD MYLIST JOE@XYZ.EDU Joe H Smith". Visit IT Self Self Service for more information.

Check your Binghamton University Email regularly

University offices and individual members of the University community rely on Binghamton University email addresses as their primary means of communication both to individuals (via one-on-one email messages) and to the community at large (via listservs and other multi-recipient transmissions). Although some mail, both "official" and unofficial, is sent both by email and in hard copy, the University sends all official mail to faculty, staff, and students to their individual email addresses in the "" domain, and sometimes only to those addresses. By "official" we mean such things as grades, offers (and denials) of employment, library overdue and book-arrival notices, bills for tuition and fees, notices of probation or suspension or termination, and letters of commendation or reprimand -- among many other time-sensitive and important communications we could mention. For that reason, all faculty, staff, and students should check their Binghamton email frequently and are expected to do so at least weekly during the academic year while classes are in session. Individual faculty and others may require even more frequent checks by, for example, students enrolled in a particular course or employees working in a particular office. Users should recognize that their email can contain important and highly confidential information that they may wish to ensure remains secure and confidential by not giving others access to it.

Transfer Google Account messages ?

Visit IT Self Service for instructions on how to Transfer Google Account messages