Receiving VCU Secure Email

This procedure only applies to external email contacts.  Those with and email addresses will receive secure email messages directly in their Inbox.

  • When a secure message is received, you will receive an email noting that "You have a VCU Secure Email" from a VCU sender, via


NOTE: The URL in a secure message from VCU will always begin with  If you receive an email directing you elsewhere, do NOT view the secure message.  Report to immediately.

  • If you are a first-time user, you may click the "create your account" link at to register your e-mail address or authenticate using existing Google or Microsoft credentials.  Otherwise, proceed with entering your existing login credentials.


  • Open the secure message and take the appropriate actions (reply, delete, etc.).  When finished, click Sign Out.  Note message will automatically expire in two weeks if no action is taken, sender receives notification of expired message.



This article was updated: 06/12/2018