Email & Calendar
Your HMS e-mail account and calendar will help you to stay organized and keep in touch with fellow students, colleagues,etc.
Email accounts are automatically created for faculty, staff, and incoming students when they join Harvard Medical or Dental School. Faculty or staff members can:
For information on setting up email on your mobile device please visit the Mobile Computing page.
Note: HMS email is not HIPPA compliant. If you need to send sensitive information please use our encrypted file transfer service.
eCommons account password will expire once a year or it is common that users may lose or forget their password at some point after creating it. If, at any point after creating a password, you are unable to access it, HMS has setup a convenient way for you to create a new password or to unlock an account by following one of the options listed on the Accounts & Access page.
Harvard University uses Proofpoint to block incoming spam so that it doesn't reach your Inbox.
Proofpoint will intercept spam messages for the following HMS/HSDM email domains:
More tips and information regarding spam prevention can be found on the Virus Protection & Spam page.
Secure File Transfer services allows users to send large files that are unable to fit in an email (> 20MB). To learn more about secure file transfer services at HMS please visit the Secure File Transfer Services page.
Mailing lists are used for discussion on a specific topic as well as to distribute announcements.
Mailing list ownership is available to faculty, staff and students in the HMS/HSDM community. The mailing list's owner is responsible for maintaining and managing the list's content and subscribers.