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UBmail Web Client Gets a Makeover

Classic skin for UBmail Central Mail

UBmail (Central Email)'s new Classic skin.

Published September 2013

By Robert Poleszak

The UBmail (Central Email) web client enjoyed a facelift over the summer.

“The new webmail system is so much easier to use than the old one! File handling is especially pleasant.”
Margaret Hollingsworth, Associate Professor
Biological Sciences

In July, the UBmail (Central Email) Web interface provider was changed from Atmail to Roundcube. The new webmail interface offers the following improvements:

  • More visual consistency across modern Web browsers
  • Cleaner interface
  • Improved stability and security
  • Choice between two skins, "Classic" and "Larry"
  • Ability to sort messages by "threads" (conversations)
  • Ability to save your sent messages in the same folder as the message being replied to
  • Access to a host of time-saving keyboard shortcuts for common email tasks

"Larry" Skin (Default)

Larry skin for UBmail Central Mail

If you use UBmail (Central Email) through a Web browser, be sure to import your contacts into the new system by following our instructions. After December 17, 2013, you’ll no longer be able to access your old contacts.

Central UBmail is used by faculty, staff and students in the following schools:

  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Dental Medicine
  • Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Faculty and staff from the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering who have not been migrated to central Exchange email

According to Margaret Hollingsworth, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at UB, “The new webmail system is so much easier to use than the old one! File handling is especially pleasant.”