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Student E-mail Accounts

Did you know... E-mail is the official means of communication at RCTC?

E-mail Login


E-mail format: firstname.lastname(4 numbers of StarID)@mb.rctc.edu
Example: joseph.smith1234@mb.rctc.edu

Your Account(s)

Office 365 accounts will be for official campus use for student e-mail. If you need to access other Microsoft services for personal use, including SkyDrive, X-Box, Messenger, etc. you can still access using your original Live@edu accounts.  The user name is the same for both accounts, but the password is different for each.

Following are descriptions of both accounts:

1) Office 365 (Official campus e-mail account).

  • Sign in at https://www.outlook.com/mb.rctc.edu
  • User name is StarID
  • Format of e-mail address is firstname.lastname(4 numbers of StarID)@mb.rctc.edu.
  • Password is the same as StarID password.
  • Passwords are still required to be changed every 180 days
  • Use the password reset tool for resetting your campus password.
  • If you want to redirect or forward messages that come to your mb.rctc.edu account to another e-mail account (yahoo, Gmail, etc.), simply set up a redirect / forwarding rule in your RCTC account.**
  • Please note: Enrolled RCTC students e-mail accounts are deactivated and deleted 365 days after your last registered for course ends. Be sure to forward or save any messages you want before the account is closed!
  • If you have questions or need help, contact the Technology Support Center (TSC):
    • located in Goddard Library GL100.
    • Call: 507-536-5555, 1-800-247-1296 / TTY Relay 1-800-627-3529.
    • E-mail: tech.help@rctc.edu

Mobile device configuration wizard

Setup instructions: http://help.outlook.com/en-us/140/cc825479.aspx

The steps you use to setup your mobile device will vary based on the model of your mobile device.   You can set up your mobile phone to access your e-mail, calendar information, contacts, and tasks. If your mobile phone or device supports Exchange ActiveSync, POP3, and IMAP4, you can choose which type of account to set up. Exchange ActiveSync is designed to synchronize e-mail, calendar, contact, task, and other information. POP3 and IMAP4 accounts are designed to only send and receive e-mail messages.

2) Personal Microsoft account

This personal account will give you access to all existing SkyDrive content, Messenger, and other Microsoft services. You’ll use the same user name and password to access this account that you do today to access Live@edu.

  • Sign in to SkyDrive using your existing Live@edu user name and password
  • Bookmark this address: SkyDrive and Messenger: http://skydrive.com
  • Note that RCTC no longer administers this account. As a result, we can’t reset its password for you. Reset your Microsoft personal account password at: https://account.live.com/ResetPassword.aspx
  • If you need help with this account, see Microsoft account help.


All students are responsible for activating their university network ID and their e-mail account. RCTC assigned student e-mail accounts shall be the preferred means of communication with all students attending Rochester Community and Technical College.  Students are responsible for all information sent to them via their officially assigned e-mail account. If a student chooses to forward their RCTC e-mail account, he or she is responsible for all information, including attachments, sent to any other e-mail account.

**If a student or applicant chooses to forward his/her mail to another e-mail address (AOL, Hotmail, Gmail, etc.), the primary campus e-mail address remains the destination for official RCTC correspondence.

Students who choose to have their e-mail forwarded to a private e-mail address outside the official RCTC network address will be doing so at their own risk. RCTC is not responsible for any difficulties that may occur in the proper or timely transmission or access of e-mail forwarded to any unofficial e-mail address, and any such problems will not absolve students of their responsibility to know and comply with the content of official communications sent to students' official RCTC e-mail address.


If you need help, please contact or go to the Technology Support Center.

Last Updated: April 30, 2014

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