Accessing Email


How do I access email?

What is the password to my email?



CofC Employee

You must be connected to a secure network (one that requires username and password)





Your email address is your MyCharleston username followed by The password is the same as your MyCharleston password. The first time you log into MyCharleston, the password will be your 8 digit CWID followed by your 6 digit birthdate (mmddyy format), and then the A! characters (Example format: 00000000111111A!). 

There are several methods you may use to access your email:

  • From MyCharleston: click on the "OWA" icon
  • From the MyCharleston login page, before logging in, click the "Faculty/Staff Webmail" link
  • Open any web browser and go directly to
  • If you are using your college-owned computer, Outlook should be installed. The first time you open Outlook, the setup wizard will begin. Make sure the computer is connected to the college network (via Ethernet cable or Eduroam wireless). It will automatically detect the required settings and will open your email.
  • For setting up email on your iPad, iPhone, or personal Mac device - see the article titled, "Set Up an Outlook Email Account."



Your email address is your permanent MyCharleston username followed by The password may or may not be the same as your MyCharleston password.

You can get to the sign-in page for your Cmail account by either of the below:

  • Within MyCharleston, click on the Cmail icon
  • Log in directly at:


Do you still need assistance? Create a support ticket and someone will contact you.

Employee Email Assistance

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