Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC)
Welcome to Live @ Baruch
Baruch's Student Email System
Updated information for adding your e-mail account to your mobile device and desktop e-mail client has been posted. Please click on How to get your Live@Baruch e-mail on your phone or laptop.
IMPORTANT: "We strongly recommend that you login to your e-mail account at least once every 6 months, to ensure that your messages and attachments are kept intact. In the event that you do not login to your e-mail account for an extended period of time, it will be disabled. To re-activate your Live@Baruch account, please click here: How to Re-Activate your Live@Baruch Account
While a campus Live account will never be actually deleted from the system, the contents of your in-box will be cleared. To reactivate your account, simply follow the instructions that appear on the login screen. If you experience any problems while attempting to reactivate your account, please contact our Helpdesk".
What is Live @ Baruch?
The City University of New York (CUNY) has chosen Microsoft’s Windows Live as its new e-mail system for all CUNY students. This student e-mail system is based on Microsoft Windows Live, the most-used Webmail service in the world, although it is customized and co-branded by each CUNY College. Live @ Baruch provides current students and alumni with a set of communications and collaboration services, such as e-mail, shared calendar, and address book.
Why use Live @ Baruch?
10 GB of storage space!
With an increase storage space, you have plenty of room for all your e-mail and files.
Live @ Baruch is hosted on servers by Microsoft to provide the highest levels of reliability and performance.
- Increased message size
You can send 20 MB message size and up to 50 attachments.
- New looks
Your e-mail is hosted on new Web 2.0 e-mail system with an intuitive and customizable desktop look and feel.
- Connect to your classmates more efficiently!
With Windows live calendar tool, you can share your calendars, send meeting requests and use other collaboration tools to coordinate both academic and non-academic activities.
- Control spam and viruses through filtering
Microsoft offers increased spam protection and filtering with your Live @ Baruch account.
- Offline access, POP/IMAP/Active Sync access, and more access to your personal accounts – all in one place!
You can access your e-mail offline from Windows PCs using the beta version of Live Mail Desktop. Live Mail Desktop also allows access to multiple e-mail accounts – including Gmail and AOL – and can include RSS feeds to your favorite blogs and news sources together with your e-mail. Students will also be able to use POP, IMAP, Active Sync to access their Live @ Baruch mail using other e-mail clients.
You can use your Live @ Baruch account to access an extended set of tools offered by Microsoft including Windows Live Messenger, Spaces, and Windows Live for Mobile.
- Keep your account even after your graduate.
Your e-mail account will not be deleted after you graduate – only its look and feel will change as alumni. However, to ensure that your messages and files are kept intact, you must login to your account at least once every 180 days, otherwise your content will be cleared, while your e-mail account remains.
- We’re not done yet!
CUNY will work with Microsoft to continue enhancing the Live @ Baruch platform. See http://ideas.live.com for some of the products Microsoft is working on as part of the its Live initiative.
Do I need to use a Windows PC or Microsoft Explorer?
No, All the web-based services included in Microsoft Live @ edu can be accessed from Windows, Mac, or Linux machines running Internet Explorer or Firefox. Safari and other browsers are also supported. Microsoft has an Open Standards mentality with this product and will continue to have the philosophy of offering flexibility to users.