There are many ways to check your EECS email, including webmail, text-based at a terminal, and, of course, IMAP based (Thunderbird, Outlook, Gmail, etc).
Use the following settings to configure your IMAP-based mail client, such as Thunderbird, Outlook, and Gmail.
INCOMING Protocol: IMAP Server: mail.eecs.northwestern.edu Enable TLS/STARTSSL OUTGOING Server: mail.eecs.northwestern.edu Enable TLS/STARTSSL
Also see the MS Outlook specific configuration HOWTO page.
The department’s basic webmail server is accessible here (N.B., you may need to accept the SSL certificate before you can use the site):
Forwarding your EECS email to another account is easy. Log into
login.eecs.northwestern.edu with SSH and put your forwarding address into the
.forward file. For example, here’s how you can forward your mail to
email@example.com without using an editor: