Note: CSU never sends emails requesting sign in information for any account you may have with CSU, nor require you to sign into your account as part of a verification due to "updates" or to avoid having your account deactivated. Should you ever receive an email such as this, most likely it is a phishing email not sent by CSU. Select here for additional information concerning phishing.
Accessing Engage 365
Access may be gained to the Engage 365 account from any machine using a supported browser ( http://mail.csuohio.edu or http://engage365.csuohio.edu ), using a supported desktop client or via a mobile device.
Please familiarize yourself with the CSU Email Policy before using your account for the first time.
What is Engage 365
Your Engage 365 account, also known as Office 365, is a Microsoft product that comes with a 50 Gb mailbox. In addition to this, depending upon your status with the university, your account may also include various apps such as SharePoint and OneDrive. A complete listing of apps can be found on the left. To determine if you are eligible to access any of these apps, please review the eligibility list. If you are eligible, the apps will be activated automatically.
Please review the mailing limits concerning sending or receiving mail. When reviewing this list, information listed under heading of "Plan 2" or “Enterprise E3” is that for CSU.
Items stored in the folder "Deleted Items" will be purged after 30 days. If you need to recover an item once it has been purged, you have an additional 30 days to recover the deleted item. Once this additional 30 days has passed, the item cannot be recovered.
Engage 365 Activation / Deactivation Information
Engage 365 accounts, along with any associated services, are activated / deactivated based upon an individual’s current association with the university.
Accounts for eligible individuals are activated automatically once they are listed as having an active association with CSU. It can take up to one business day after the status has been set for the account to activate.
Notices are sent to the CSU email address before any account is deactivated. This notice will provide information related to a deactivation date and, if eligible, instructions concerning activating an alumni account. It is the individual’s responsibility to take the appropriate action to remove any information from the account that they wish to retain. It is strongly recommended that this action take place well in advance of the estimated deactivation date as listed in the eligibility list.
Alumni accounts are available to all former students. These accounts must be activated by the individual by following the information provided in the deactivation notice. Should the account already be deactivated, simply sign into your CampusNet account and select the option listed under the Email tab to activate the account.
Please refer to the eligibility list to determine when you may expect your Engage 365 account to be activated / deactivated.
Email Address assignment
To ensure the uniqueness of email addresses, and to maintain consistency with the CSU email format, requests for a specific address cannot be accepted. Email addresses are assigned based upon the name of the individual as officially listed and may contain numeric characters. Once an address is assigned, it will never be deactivated or reassigned to another individual, even after the mailbox has been deactivated.
New email addresses will only be assigned in the event of a name change, and must be requested. To request a new address contact the IS&T Help Desk at 216-687-5050.
Once a new address is assigned, it will become the official CSU email address, the address previously assigned will become an alias and will continue to accept mail at the mailbox so as to ensure no interruption in mail delivery.
Reporting an issue / seeking assistance
To obtain assistance for any computer related question or issue contact the IST Help Desk following one of these options:
- Email: email@example.com (when sending an email, please supply your CSU ID and phone number along with the description of the issue)
- Phone: 216-687-5050 (ext 5050 if calling from a campus phone)
- Online: http://easy.csuohio.edu (sign in using your CampusNet credentials)
- In Person: Tech Stop - SC 129 ( 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. during the semester)
CSU departments, as do many professors, use your CSU email address as the primary method of communication. Students do have the option to define a forwarding on their CSU email account, in order to redirect mail to a 3rd party account.
To define a forwarding on your email account sign into your CampusNet account, select the Email tab and follow the directions listed.
Wait at least 2 hours after defining, or removing, a forwarding address for the change to become active.
Once a forwarding address is defined, mail will cease to be delivered to the CSU email address, as the mail is redirected before entering the CSU mail account. Should you wish to have the mail be sent to your CSU email account and your personal address, do not define a forwarding. Instead define a rule within your CSU email account to perform this task.
It is the student’s responsibility to verify that the address defined in the forwarding is active and correct.
Once mail is redirected to a 3rd party account, it leaves our domain and we are no longer able to track or address any issues related to the delivery of the item. If mail is not being received at the address defined in the forwarding, please check the spam settings, along with entries in the spam folder, on the account to determine if the mail is being flagged as spam. Issues related to mail not being received at the address defined in the forwarding address must be directed to the administrator of the system that is hosting that particular account.
CSU reserves the right to send CSU related information to any CSU email address. Should your CSU email address be forwarded to a personal email account, this mail will also be redirected to your personal account.
Upon separation from CSU, should you no longer wish to receive CSU mail at the account defined in the forwarding, sign into CampusNet and remove the forwarding. CSU will retain the forwarding address defined and continue to forward all mail that is sent to the CSU email address, even after the CSU email account is deactivated.
Faculty & Staff
Email accounts are automatically activated once an individual is listed as having an active association with the university, with the appropriate apps being assigned based upon the individual’s status as defined within the eligibility list.
The ability to define a forwarding to redirect mail to a 3rd party account is not available to all faculty / staff. To determine if your account is eligible to define a forwarding address, please review the forwarding eligibility list.
Faculty and staff personnel should refer to the University Records and Retention policy before deleting and purging information from within their Engage 365 email account.
Individuals whose status is listed as that of a retiree or emeritus, will retain active email accounts after their separation from CSU. These accounts will only provide email and calendaring services. All other services / apps that were associated with the email account will be deactivated upon separation. It is the individual’s responsibility to take the appropriate action to remove / download any information they wish to retain.