Email through Office365
Griffith College provides an Office 365 account for all students, lecturers, staff and alumni.
This gives everyone an email account, online storage through OneDrive and access to download Microsoft Office professional 2016.
How do I access my email account?
To login to your Office 365 account please go to webmail.griffith.ie.
Through your mobile device
For Apple users who want to configure email in the built-in email client see these step by step instructions.
For Android users, the steps can vary from manufacture to manufacture, see this guide for some suggestions.
Through your Laptop or Desktop device
Your @griffith.ie account gives you a license for Microsoft Office including the Outlook email client which you can download here. Outlook has its own step by step wizard which will guide you through setting up your account.
If you are having any difficulties getting setup please contact us for help.
What's my username and how do I reset my password if I forget?
Your username and password will initially have been sent to your personal email account that you registered with the college. It is part of our single sign on platform so it is the same username and password you use on Moodle for example.
Students and Alumni can reset their passwords through a self-service portal at https://mypassword.griffith.ie
Data Protection and Privacy with Office 365
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
What is MFA?
MFA is an added security layer used when logging into an account. It generally relies on combining something you know (a passphrase) with something you have (e.g. a mobile).
Factors can be thought of as evidence that you are the right person trying to log in to the account. They must differ from one another.
- Factor 1: this is something you know – when you try to login to your email, you enter your email address and your password/passphrase.
- Factor 2: this is something you have – after entering your email and password/passphrase, you are prompted on an app on your mobile to approve or deny the authentication request.
Benefits of MFA
The benefit of MFA comes if or when your password is compromised. If someone else tries to log in to your account, you’ll receive the MFA prompt on your phone. This will alert you to the fraudulent activity and you can deny the login request. This keeps your account secure, even if the password/passphrase is compromised.
Setting it up easy. You can take a look at this Microsoft video for steps on how to get the process underway.
If you want to set up and enable MFA to better secure your Office 365 account click here.
Gmail - no longer offered.
The creation of Google App accounts has ceased, however, all existing Google Apps accounts will remain valid. The last year for which Google Apps accounts were created was the academic year commencing September 2015.