Information Technology A to Z Index

Email, Calendars & Collaboration

Email, Calendars & Collaboration

Student Email (myMail)

myMail is EKU’s email, calendar and collaboration service for students.
-Sign in at
-Setup myMail on your smartphone 
-Sharing documents on One Drive

Faculty/Staff Email and Calendar

Eastern Kentucky University uses Microsoft's Exchange server to manage faculty and staff email.  All faculty and staff receive an Exchange account upon employment and during your scheduled visit to Human Resources or at Employee Orientation.  Your username is usually your first name.last name (john.doe) or (doej) and your email address is ''

To activate your email account login to EKU Direct, click 'Personal Information', then click 'EKU Employee Email Account Information.'

Rules regarding passwords:

  1. Passwords must change every 90 days.
  2. You cannot reuse your previous three passwords.
  3. Passwords are case-sensitive and must be at least 8 characters, start with a letter, contain one number and contain NO special characters (@, #, $, !).

Learn how to create strong passwords!

Setup email on your smartphone (Students) (Employees)
Calendaring (Exchange)
Conferencing (Audio and Web)
Spam Filtering (Students)  (Employees)
     What is Phishing?   EKU Phishing Alerts

Skype Messaging

Microsoft Skype is a communication tool that offers instant messaging (IM) as well as many other features to enhance collaboration and communication.
-Instant Messaging (IM)
-Audio, video and web conferencing
-Lync Phone Status and Call Forwarding

Room Reservations-IT

IT has 3 computer classrooms available for reservation through Outlook/OWA:

Combs 219 Maroon Room  (33 desktop PCs)
Library 207D Computer Classroom (33 desktop PCs)
Powell 13 Incubator Classroom (35 laptop PCs)

Document Sharing

myMail One Drive (students)

Google Docs

Distribution Lists

Say what?

Collaboration Tools

G Suite for Education

Microsoft Office 365 for Education

Skype for Business

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly "Lync") allows you to communicate and connect with colleagues using chat, voice, video, and online meetings through a consistent user experience across computers, laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

Bulk/Mass Email Communication

  • EKU Today
  • EKU Student Today
  • Administrative Emails (e.g., EKU President, EKU VPs, IT Notice)
  • Course Email Rosters