Oxford email address take the form "firstname.lastname@example.org". Staff may also get an "@department.ox.ac.uk" however, all of these will usually be for a single email account.
When first arriving in Oxford, you will be given details on how to activate your account. Once you have those details, you can activate the account here.
There are two ways to check your email account: Nexus or an email client.
This is a web based interface for your email account. Login with your "worcXXXX" username and the password that you set up when you activated your email account. You can log in here. You can access this from anywhere.
You can access your email using an Exchange connection on Outlook or an IMAP server. This means that your email client can work with messages on the server without downloading them - so you can read and send email from your email client but still view your inbox somewhere else using the web interface. For instructions from OUCS on how to set up a variety of email clients, click here.
Forgotten Passwords - If you forget your single sign-on password, follow the instructions here