UMSL has chosen Microsoft's Office 365 service to provide students with email accounts. All official University communications will be sent to your campus email address.
- Your username for Office 365 is based on your SSO ID, firstname.lastname@example.org
- You may forward your Office 365 email to another email account
- You may continue to use Office 365 email after leaving the University
In order to begin using your email, you must activate your Office 365 account:
- If you have not already activated your UMSL SSO ID, visit MyView.
- Use your SSO ID to set your Office 365 password. (Office 365 passwords are separate from your SSO ID.)
- Log into http://mail.umsl.edu using your Office 365 login (email@example.com) and password.
Once you log in and complete the verification process, you will be taken to the Office 365 Account Home Page. From this page you can set a new password and/or provide an alternate e-mail address to assist with recovering your password.
The University of Missouri campuses have chosen Microsoft Exchange to provide faculty/staff email. As part of UM Shared Services Initiative, this solution has been collaboratively designed and built with high-availability in mind, with the primary systems on the Columbia campus and a separate failover site.
The University of Missouri is preparing to upgrade the campus email solution to Exchange 2016.
Exchange mailbox features include:
- 15GB mail quotas
- Outlook Web Access client provides convenient access to email via https://owa.umsl.edu.
- Improved ability to manage emails subject to retention policies.
- Reduced need to use PST files for archiving email. By moving the contents of your PSTs back into your mailbox, you can browse or search for those items through OWA.
- Enhanced Out of Office Assistant. When you are out of the office, you can create a separate auto-reply messages for senders outside of UM than the one seen by your UM colleagues.
- Conversation view (available in OWA as well as the desktop client) enables you to quickly identify the most recent messages in a chain of grouped messages and responses, even when messages are located in different folders. A conversation of grouped messages can be managed as a whole.
General Configuration Details
On-campus Windows clients: for when auto-configuration does not work
|Outlook on campus desktops will typically auto-configure the correct settings when Outlook is restarted after mailbox migration|
Off-campus Windows clients
Outlook 2007 and later with Outlook Anywhere
|OutlookAnywhere, particularly for laptops taken on and off-campus, allows a connection from off-campus without VPN|
|Mac clients are configured identically, whether on or off-campus.|
|Outlook Web App(formerly Outlook Web Access||OWA can be accessed at http://owa.umsl.edu|
Smartphones and other mobile devices with Exchange Server/ActiveSync support
Specific instructions are not available for:
|Devices with native support for Exchange Server or ActiveSync should be configured to use owa.umsl.edu (Some devices may require you to delete the existing profile and add a new one, rather than changing the existing one)|
Note: Due to limitations and risks with the POP3 protocol, the University is in the process of removing POP3 access to faculty/staff email. This will affect any email client using POP3, including desktop and mobile applications, as well as third party services such as Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail, if configured to retrieve UMSL email.
The removal of POP3 access is a system-wide change, as POP3 does not provide reliable synchronization between your mailbox and multiple email clients. It does not support retrieving mail from other folders, and it introduces a risk of removing your messages from the server if the email client is not properly configured.
If using Microsoft Outlook 2007 or above from off campus, it is possible to send and receive UMSL email without connecting through VPN. Please refer to the "Off-campus Windows clients" instructions.
If using a moblie device(smartphone, tablet, etc), please check to see if your device provides support for Microsoft Exchange. Most mobile clients provide compatible protocols for sending and receiving email, such as ActiveSync or Exchange Web Services.
IMAP clients are now required to use SSL encryption.
IMAP Server Name: imap.umsl.edu Port: 993 (SSL required)
Access to SMTP(for sending email) is restricted to campus IP addresses, which includes VPN clients. If you cannot use the campus's SMTP server, you may be unable to send email using your SSO ID@umsl.edu address.
SMTP Server Name: smtp.umsl.edu Port (preferred): 587 (authentication required, TLS required) Alternate port: 25 (authentication required, TLS required)