Student Email

As a current Dawson student, you have an official Dawson College email address Username: firstname.lastname[at] Password: Your Dawson *network password. *The network password is used to login to the computers on campus. If firstname.lastname[at] doesn’t work please try the Student Email Finder Office 365 As a current Dawson student, you also have access to Office 365 ProPlus for your […]


Spam are unsolicited, usually mass-produced messages. Dawson emails are protected with Microsoft EOP, which also blocks the viruses from email attachments. All emails from the College are duly signed, that we never ask for your password, provide a link to change your password, etc. Spam goes to your Junk E-mail folder. In Outlook, right-clicking, ‘junk […]


There is a relatively new type of virus called ransomware which as it name implies ask for a ransom after performing a malicious action, which is often to encrypt every file it can access from your account (e.g. the network drives). You typically get infected executing an email attachment, or an infected encrypted file. If […]

Phishing examples

These are actual samples of phishing emails received at the College. Please note this list is by no means exhaustive, i.e. if you are unsure about the legitimacy of an email, please contact the Helpdesk. January 2020 How to tell it is phishing: The email, although pretending to come from a Dawson colleague, has a […]


(this article was adapted from UMass Amherst) What is Phishing? Phishing refers to different types of online scams that ‘phish’ for  your information such as passwords, social insurance number, bank account information, credit card numbers, etc. These messages claim to come from a legitimate source, sometimes even the College or a friend! They may fake […]

Outlook on the Web

Outlook on the Web is the Web client replacing Outlook Web Access (OWA). Access and activation To access Outlook on the Web go to Upon first launch you will be asked to answer a few questions to set your preferences. Make sure you choose the correct timezone (as the default is sometimes wrong), otherwise […]

Office 365 Email Migration

Starting in 2017, we are migrating all Exchange accounts to Office 365, which offers a cloud-based version of the same service faculty and staff use today. There is no interruption of service during the migration. Benefits Office 365 provides more storage (50GB as opposed to the default 500Mb on Exchange), constantly updated features, and better […]

Email spoofing

E-mail spoofing is a term used to describe fraudulent e-mail activity in which the sender address and other parts of the e-mail header are altered to appear as though the e-mail originated from a different source (from Wikipedia). If you have received undelivered emails warnings regarding email you never sent, it is possible you are the […]

Email accounts

College employees and students have an email account with domain with Office 365. Emails were migrated to Office 365 in Fall 2017. See a document on how to use your email account and compose emails. For more details on using Outlook see the Email User Guide .

1 2