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Reading Your UBmail Powered by Exchange Mail using Outlook Web Access (OWA)

When you're not at your work computer, you can read your UBmail Powered by Exchange mail using a Web browser. Different browsers allow you access to different features.

Features by Browser

Outlook offers Premium and Lite access. Premium access is only available for:

  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.01 or higher
  • Google Chrome 3.1 or higher
  • Apple Safari 3.1 or higher

See which options are available for each access method:

Feature Premium
Lite
Spell Check yes no
Reading Pane yes no
Accessibility for blind/visually impaired no yes
Notifications and Reminders yes no
Weekly Calendar view yes no
Windows SharePoint Services and Windows file share integration yes no
Compose messages using HTML yes no - plain text only
Calendar options yes

 

Limited to:

  • Show week numbers
  • Set first day of week
  • Select days of week
  • Set day start/end times
Arrange by yes Limited to a subset of choices
Right-click menu yes no
Drag-and-drop yes no
Explicit login yes no
Type-down search yes no
Resource mailbox management yes no
Appearance (color scheme) yes no
Voice mail options yes no

Logging In

  1. Open a Web browser. Internet Explorer provides access to the Premium access items listed above. All other Web browsers provide Lite access.
  2. In the URL field, enter https://exchowa.buffalo.edu and press Enter.
  3. On the Office Outlook Web Access screen:
    1. In the Security section, select This is a public or shared computer unless you are the only person who uses that computer.
    2. In the Domain\User name field, enter ad\ followed by your UBITName. For instance, if your UBITName is jdoe, you would enter ad\jdoe.
    3. In the Password field, enter your UBIT Password.
    4. Enter the two ReCaptcha codes shown
    5. Click Log On.

Logging Out When You Are Done

Be sure to log out when you are done using Outlook. Click Log Off on the upper right of the Outlook task bar. Close all windows you have open for that Web browser.