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Help Information About Activating and Managing
Your Computer Accounts and BMail
At Binghamton University

What is my Binghamton University Computer Account?

Your Binghamton University Computer Account (PODS account) is used to access all online resources on campus: application status checker, housing request form, Blackboard, public computers on campus, Internet connection, BU Brain Self-Service, etc. You access your computer account by logging in with your User ID and password.

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What is BMail?

BMail is your official Binghamton email address, and is where all University communications are sent.  Binghamton University has partnered with Google to provide our students, faculty and staff with BMail (http://bmail.binghamton.edu). A BMail account is created when you become a student or an employee.

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Getting started

All undergraduate and graduate applicants receive a B-Number and User ID to the email address provided on the application 10-15 days after receipt of their applications. Domestic students also receive their B-Number and User ID via mail. Students must activate their User ID and set a password by going to the "Activate your Binghamton University Computer Account" section.

Don't know your User ID? Click on "Manage Account Profile" and select "Forgot User ID". Enter information to find your User ID by B-Number or name and date of birth.

New faculty and staff will be provided with a User ID and an initial password at the time an account is created. Before using the account, new faculty and staff must complete the steps below for "Manage your Binghamton University Computer Account".

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Activate your Binghamton University Computer Account

STEP 1:
Go to https://password.binghamton.edu.

STEP 2:
Click on the blue “Activate Password” box.

STEP 3:
Enter your User ID and the e-mail address you supplied with your application.

STEP 4:
An initial password will be sent to your supplied e-mail address.

STEP 5:
Proceed to the "Manage Your Binghamton University Computer Account" section.

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Manage your Binghamton University Computer Account

STEP 1:
Go to the password homepage at https://password.binghamton.edu

STEP 2:
Click on the green “Manage Account Profile.”

STEP 3:
Enter your Binghamton User ID and the initial password you received via email, or when your faculty/staff account was created.

STEP 4:
You will be prompted to accept the Binghamton University Computer and Network Usage Policy.

STEP 5:
Create a new password and two security questions and answers.

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If you do not know your current Binghamton University Computer Account (PODS Account) password:

STEP 1:
Go to https://password.binghamton.edu

STEP 2:
Click on the green “Manage Account Profile.”

STEP 3:
Enter your User ID and your click on “Forgot Binghamton University Computer Account Password

STEP 4:
If you have already established your security questions, you will be asked to answer both of them. If you have not created your security questions, you will be asked to enter either your B-number and PIN (for new students) or Social Security Number and PAC (for current faculty, staff and students with a University photo ID card). Your PAC is the last four digits of the number on the back lower left side of your ID card beginning 29091.

STEP 5:
Change your password or password and security questions

STEP 6:
Enter and confirm a new password that meets the security requirements displayed on screen. Create new security questions if desired.

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If you know your current Binghamton University Computer Account (PODS Account) password and want to change password and/or security questions:

STEP 1:
Go to https://password.binghamton.edu

STEP 2:
Click on the green “Manage Account Profile.

STEP 3:
Enter your User ID and your current password and click “Submit

STEP 4:
You will first be asked to choose whether you want to change your password, security questions or both and then provided with a form to make your changes. If you have not set security questions, you will be required to do so.

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Create BMail Account Password

STEP 1:
Now, create your separate BMail account password by clicking on the orange “BMail Password Reset” box on https://password.binghamton.edu and logging in with your Binghamton University Computer Account User ID and password you just established.

STEP 2:
Enter and confirm a new BMail password following the rules displayed on the page. We strongly recommend you choose a different password than the one created for your Binghamton University Computer Account.  You should see a confirmation that you
were successful.

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If you do not know your current BMail password

STEP 1:
Click on the orange “BMail Password Reset” box on https://password.binghamton.edu and log in with your Binghamton University Computer Account User ID and password (PODS password)

STEP 2:
Enter and confirm a new BMail password following the rules displayed on the page. We strongly recommend you choose a different password than the one created for your Binghamton University Computer Account.  You should see a confirmation that you were successful.  

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Access BMail

STEP 1:
Go to http://bmail.binghamton.edu

STEP 2:
Enter your BMail User ID and your BMail password.

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Questions?
Contact The Help Desk during normal Business Hours or call and leave a message
607-777-6420

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