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Northwest Missouri State University


Northwest Email

Northwest Missouri State University provides electronic mail services to students through Microsoft’s cloud email service (Office 365).  

Northwest also provides email to faculty, staff and organizations through Microsoft Exchange, which is a separate service from Office 365. 

Northwest students are given email accounts with at least 10 gigabytes of email space, as well as, personal file storage through Office 365 and OneDrive services.  Northwest’s Information Technology department does not back-up email or student file storage.  Account space for Office 365 and OneDrive is determined by Microsoft and subject to change.

Faculty, staff and organizations are given email accounts with at least 300 megabytes email space on the Microsoft Exchange Server and 600 megabytes of personal file storage on Catbert.

While email accounts will not be routinely monitored, email accounts are subject to examination by the University and applicable law enforcement authorities when:

As faculty, staff or an organization affiliated with the University, you are required to comply with all campus policies and local, state and federallaws. Any use of the campus network or university-provided email services that violates campus policies or local, state or federal law is prohibited.  The University reserves the right to terminate the network/email privileges of any user who does not adhere to policy.

Northwest does not routinely monitor email from a specific individual unless a complaint is filed or violations are found in the course of troubleshooting system problems.  However, email may be stored for back-up purposes and may be subject to examination by Information Technology staff members.  See Privacy Policies.  Email  messages may also be subject to the Freedom of Information Act and legal investigation requests when alleged violations are suspected.  In addition, the legal system has ruled that email records can be subpoenaed.  Under these circumstances, the privacy of your email is not guaranteed.