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Read Your UBmail with Outlook Web App (OWA)

Operating System: All

Applies To: UB faculty and staff, retirees and administrative accounts using OWA

Last Updated: June 13, 2016

Logging In

  1. Open a Web browser, go to and press Enter.
  2. On the Office Outlook Web App screen:
    • In the UBITName field, enter ad\ immediately followed by your UBITName. For instance, if your UBITName is jdoe, you would enter ad\jdoe.
    • In the Password field, enter your UBIT Password.
    • Enter the ReCaptcha code shown
  3. Click sign in.

Features by Browser Version

Outlook offers Premium and Lite access. Premium access is 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 Premium and Lite:

Feature Premium
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 Out When You Are Done

Be sure to log out when you are done using Outlook. Select your UBITName in the Task Bar and select Log Off. Close all windows you have open for that Web browser.

Still need help?

Don't know your UBITName or password? Call 716-645-3542, visit one of our two walk-in locations, or send a message.

(xxx) xxx-xxxx
Use your email, if known