Email and calendar

Students and staff use email as a primary means of daily communication. Accessible via Microsoft Outlook on the desktop or via Webmail|, the LSE email and calendar service allows you to access your email, calendar and contact lists.


Using Microsoft Outlook, we provide email and calendar services and LSE email addresses to LSE staff and students upon registration. At present, email boxes are restricted to a quota, 350MB for research postgraduates and staff, 200MB for undergraduates and taught postgraduates; however, you may request an increase in quota by contacting the IT Service Desk. Please see our guides to working with email|.



IMT provides web access to email and calendar using Outlook Web Access (OWA). OWA has less features than the full version of Microsoft Outlook, but allows you to access your LSE email and calendar from anywhere by logging in at|. Please see our guides to using Webmail| for help and information. Email can also be accessed off-campus using the remote desktop or other email clients.



You can access your LSE email from your smartphone or PDA. We recommend that you use Microsoft ActiveSync, WAP, IMAP4 or POP3. LSE Mobile phonescan be purchased from the Telecoms team. However, LSE does not support Blackberry phones.

The Laptop Surgery| supports staff and students in connecting their personal devices to LSE resources. For more guidance and information, please see our guides to accessing email on mobile devices|.


Distribution lists

Information Management and Technology create shared Global distribution lists, which are available to students and staff via the LSE Global Address List - a list of all LSE addresses. Contact the IT Service Desk if you require the creation of a Global Distribution list.

You can also create your own Outlook distribution lists. When you send a message to a distribution list, each email address in the list will receive it. See our guide to distribution lists| for help.



You can use Microsoft Outlook's Calendar function to arrange meetings or appointments, and view the calendars of other LSE staff and students.



In addition to your own mailbox, we can create a shared team/group mailbox to share with authorised members of your team or department. We can also create generic email addresses for use with conferences and other events.


Spam filtering

In addition to Outlook’s own spam filter, to protect your email from unwanted spam and junk mail messages, the School also subscribes to the Message Labs service for added protection of all LSE email.We can also block spam from a particular source if you are being bothered by spam email. If you do not receive an email as expected, it may have been blocked by Message Labs. Contact the IT Service Desk to check.


Email archive

To maintain your mailbox we recommend you archive old emails. By default, this is stored on your H: drive, but can be moved to a departmental storage area if it is large. This will help to keep your mailbox size to the quota allowed. Email archives can also be accessed off campus via remote desktop or the VPM. See our guide on Archiving Mail| for further information.