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Oklahoma State University

Your OSU Email Account

Your OSU email account is where we send all official University communication, including scholarship awards, housing selection, enrollment information and more. It's important to set up your OSU email account and check it at least once a week. Use the steps below to set up and manage your email so you can be sure you're not missing this vital information.

Required Steps

1. Create your O-Key account

Your O-Key account is your passport to campus and provides the log-in information for your OSU email account. To set your O-Key account up, visit okey.okstate.edu, click on O-Key Activation and complete the activation wizard.

2. Check your OSU email regularly

Depending on what type of email account you chose during O-Key set up, log in at orangemail.okstate.edu or cowboymail.okstate.edu to check your account.

Optional Steps

3. Set up your OSU email on your phone

OSU Information Technology has tutorials available, depending on what type of phone you have and what email system you chose. Chose the appropriate option below to set up your OSU email on your phone. If you have questions, please call the OSU IT Help Desk at 405-744-4357.

4. Forward your OSU email to an alternate email address

If you would prefer, you can forward your OSU email to an alternate email address of your choosing. The steps vary based on what type of email account you chose, so follow the appropriate steps below. If you have questions, please call the OSU IT Help Desk at 405-744-4357.

Cowboy Mail

  1. After you sign in, click OptionsCreate an Inbox Rule.
  2. On the Inbox Rules tab, click New.
  3. Under When the message arrives, select Apply to all messages.
  4. Under Do the following, select Redirect the message to.
  5. Enter the address you would like your mail sent to in the To field.
  6. Click OK to save your selections and return to the new rule window.
  7. Click Save to save your rule and return to the Inbox Rules tab.

Orange Mail

  1. After you sign in, click Settings from the top right hand corner of the page.
  2. When the new page loads, select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab at the top of the page.
  3. Click the Add a forwarding address button and enter the address to which you would like your email sent.
  4. Click the Send verification instructions button.
  5. Validate the email address you are forwarding to by following the emailed instructions.