Email: Additional Information
User ID and Password
Use your Mizzou username and password. (Your Mizzou username is sometimes referred to as a PawPrint, Exchange email ID, user ID, or Bengal ID; most of the time, they're the same thing.) Student usernames typically consist of six characters: three initials plus three random letters and numbers. Faculty and staff usernames typically consist of last name and first initial(s).
Students: Use myZou to reset forgotten passwords. Click the Forgot Your Password? link in myZou, then the Current Users button, and follow the instructions.
Faculty/staff: You can reset a forgotten password with the Password Reset tool — but only if you have already set up your "Three Questions". These security questions enable us to verify who you are. The Reset tool will ask you for the answers to your three security questions; if you answer correctly, you can create your new password.
If you know your password but just want to change it, use the Password Manager tool.
For more information about password management, please refer to the account passwords page.
If you receive returned undeliverable messages that you did not send it is most likely a result of a computer mass-mailing virus or worm. It does not necessarily mean that others have access to your account or that your computer is infected by the virus. However, you should continually update your antivirus and operating system software to protect your computer from infections. Do not open suspicious email attachments. Learn more on our security pages.
Email Access While Traveling
Whether you're leaving campus for a week, a semester or a year, if you need to access your email while you're gone, take a few minutes to determine what you need to do in order to securely access your account.
Webmail provides the simplest access from remote locations. If you cannot find a way to securely access MU email, contact your departmental IT Pro or the IT Help Desk at (573)882-5000. Another option is a Smartphone or mobile device.
If you are using a computer that's not your own (for example, while traveling), you should choose the Public or shared computer option when you log in to Webmail. This option will cause your Webmail session to "time out" after 15 minutes, which will help protect your privacy after you're done with that computer. If you choose the Private computer option, Webmail will time out after 24 hours. This option is less secure — if you forget to use the Log Off button while using the Private computer option, your email will be available to anyone else that uses the computer in the next 24 hours.
Changing Information in the Global Address List
Some information that is presented in the Global Address List in Outlook can be changed. Follow the procedures below to have your information updated.
Students may change their address or phone number themselves by using myZou.
If your legal name has changed, update your information through the Admissions Office, 230 Jesse Hall. Then contact the IT Help Desk at (573)882-5000 to have the Global Address List updated.
To change your job title, contact your departmental Human Resources representative.
If your legal name has changed, process a name change through your departmental HR representative, then contact your departmental IT Pro.