Email, computing & connectivity

McMaster email account (McMaster Mail)

  • as a McMaster University retiree, your "" email account (McMaster Mail) is provided to you free of charge for life
  • to access McMaster Mail through your web browser, go to:
  • if you do not have a McMaster Mail account, you may apply for one
  • for assistance, contact the UTS Service Desk
  • MURA and UTS have put together comprehensive online guides to configuring, using and troubleshooting your McMaster Mail account and related software especially designed for retirees (other than Emeritus Professors) and Emeritus Professors
  • Note: should your McMaster Mail account remain inactive for 13 months or longer, it will be subject to deletion without notice.

MacID and password

  • your MacID is a unique, common identifier enabling a single sign-on for a number of McMaster systems and applications, e.g. email, online library resources, on-campus wireless access, etc.
  • all retirees have their MacIDs for life
  • your MacID is not the same as your employee number -- in most cases it is the same as the part of your McMaster email address before the @ symbol
  • if you do not have a MacID, you can contact the UTS Service Desk
  • you are required to change your MacID password every year

More info

Trend Micro antivirus/antispy software

  • the official internet security software of McMaster University
  • available to retirees, students, staff, faculty and alumni
  • can be purchased by retirees for personal use for an annual fee of $13.50 from the Mac Micro Computer Department, McMaster University Campus Store, Gilmour Hall
  • a valid university ID card is required to purchase the software license
  • the license is valid for 1 year from the date of activation

See also

On-campus wireless access

  • UTS supports wireless network access using Wi-Fi technology in many areas across campus such as the Student Centre, libraries, lobby areas where people gather, and most classrooms
  • requires authentication using your MacID account
  • securely encrypts data over the air and is supported by most current operating systems
  • more info at the UTS Wireless web page

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

  • the VPN allows you to connect to the McMaster University network from any off-campus computer and appear as though your computer is on campus
  • it also provides extra security by encrypting data to and from your computer
  • more info at the UTS Virtual Private Networking web page

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