Most instructors require that you communicate via your ONID email rather than through a non-OSU messaging system.
ONID Email Using the Webmail Client
As with Blackboard, you will need to log in using your ONID username and password. Remember to just use your ONID username and not your full email address.
Login to webmail at https://webmail.oregonstate.edu/imp/login.php
ONID Email Using Google Apps for OSU
Starting in July 2013, new ONID accounts will use a Google-hosted mailbox rather than the above webmail option.
Furthermore, persons who currently use the above Webmail solution — including those enrolling as freshmen in Fall 2013 — will be able to migrate their ONID mailbox to Google starting in July 2013. Following migration, ONID email sent and received at Google Apps for OSU will use the same @onid.oregonstate.edu address, not a gmail address. Learn how to migrate your ONID mailbox.
Using an Email Client
If you would prefer to use an email client such as Outlook, Thunderbird or Mac Mail (instead of either web-based access described above), please access the ONID email client configuration helpdoc for guidance.