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How to obtain a SIUE email account (e-ID)

What is an e-ID?

An e-ID (short for electronic identification or user name) and its corresponding password is your means of identifying yourself to the various electronic services available at SIUE. Obtaining your secure e-ID is a three step process that requires you to apply for the e-ID, choose a password, and finally, verify or reserve your e-ID within two weeks of activation. You will need your e-ID to access your SIUE email and apply for University Housing.

Accessing Your SIUE Email Account

Now that you have been admitted to SIUE, an SIUE email account has been issued to you. Your e-ID user name and password are required to access your SIUE email account.

Obtaining Your E-ID (user name) and Password

In order to obtain the e-ID user name, you will need your student identification number included in your admit letter. This is a 9-digit number and begins with 800.

  1. Go to
  2. Choose the “I want to get an e-ID” button.
  3. Click “Continue.”
  4. Enter your name (as submitted on your application for admission), birth date and SIUE student identification number.
  5. Identify yourself as a “student.”
  6. Fill in all requested information and click “Continue.”
  7. On the next screen, choose the “post card” option and click “Continue” [Please Note: International students will not receive their e-ID password on post card and will get a temp password at the end of the session].
  8. Choose a secret phrase and a clue. The purpose of this phrase and clue is to reset your e-ID password in the event that it is forgotten or lost. Follow the directions on this page closely and remember your secret phrase.
  9. The following screen is the Acceptable Usage Agreement and must be accepted if you want to create your e-ID. Once you choose “I agree,” click “Continue.”

The final screen displays your e-ID and password. Write this information down, memorize it and keep it in a secure location. For security reasons, you will periodically be prompted to change your password. Your e-ID user name will be with you the entire time that you are a student at SIUE.

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