Grex provides free email accounts to anyone who wants one. This service is made available in the spirit of improving people's ability to communicate with each other.

Once you have a Grex account, your E-mail address is either accountname@grex.org or accountname@cyberspace.org. You may use whichever address you prefer.

Grex offers POP3 and IMAP E-mail connections for use with an E-mail client which supports those protocols. Tell your client to use grex.org or cyberspace.org as the e-mail server. You should be able to connect on port 143 with STARTTLS with your Grex username and password.

Grex does not support Web-based mail right now.

You may also use a text terminal to read or send E-mail from Grex. To do this, you can telnet to Grex. Note: this link will only work if your browser supports the telnet protocol or if your browser has been configured to start a telnet client. If it doesn't work, you may need to change your browser's preferences, or in some cases, download a SSH or telnet client application program.

Once you have connected by telnet and logged in, you can use any of the mail clients available on Grex. Currently, we support alpine, elm, mutt, nmh, and mail. We will consider installing other programs, upon request.

This process of connecting to read mail can be greatly simplified and made more secure by the use of public-key cryptography with SSH. SSH is a secure means of communication because it uses data encryption.

E-mail is a very popular service, and so it is necessary for Grex to establish an acceptable use policy for E-mail. Ideally, we would not like to have many rules, but we have found that we need to have a few in order to assure the smooth flow of mail to so many users.

Acceptable Use Policy for Grex E-mail

Users interested in using other mail clients should send email to help@grex.org.