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Student Email

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, ssoid@umsystem.edu

Getting Started with Student Email

In order to begin using your email, you must activate your Office 365 account:

  1. If you have not already activated your UMSL SSO ID, visit https://password.umsl.edu.
  2. Log into https://mail.umsl.edu using your Office 365 login (ssoid@umsystem.edu) 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 provide an alternate e-mail address to assist with recovering your password.

Faculty/Staff Email

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.

Exchange mailbox features include:

  • 15GB mail quotas
  • Outlook Web Access client provides convenient access to email via https://owa.umsl.edu/owa.
  • 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.

Configuration

Most devices will attempt to auto-discover and configure the correct settings for your account.

Server name: mail.umsystem.edu
User name: SSOID@umsystem.edu

Outlook clients

Outlook clients will attempt to auto-discover the correct settings

Outlook 2016 is the minimum supported version on Windows.

Outlook for Mac is supported

Outlook Web App

OWA provides web-based access to faculty/staff email accounts from almost anywhere you have internet access.

Please visit  https://owa.umsl.edu/owa

Mobile devices with Exchange Server/ActiveSync support
  • Android
  • iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

Most devices with native support for Exchange Server or ActiveSync will auto-discover settings when you enter your email address and password.

If auto-configure is not available, use

Server name: mail.umsystem.edu
User name: SSOID@umsystem.edu

Some devices may not allow you to change an existing profile, so you may need to delete the existing profile and add a new one.

POP/IMAP Clients Note: Due to limitations and risks with the POP/IMAP protocols, the University has removed POP/IMAP access to faculty/staff email.