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Set Up Your UBmail Powered by Google

Configure your device for UBmail Powered by Google.  

Not a Student?

Faculty and Staff on Exchange Mail: Use Exchange Mail instructions instead.

Faculty and Staff on Central Email: Use Central Email instructions instead.

iOS (iPad, iPhone)

  1. If you don't have the Gmail App already, download it for free from the App Store.
  2. Tap Gmail App.
  3. Enter your full email address (your UBITName@buffalo.edu).
  4. Leave the Password field blank.
  5. Click Sign-in.
  6. You will be redirected to UB's UBITName Login page. Enter your UBITName and password in their respective fields.

Android 4+ (smartphones and tablets)

Instructions may vary by device.

  1. If you don't have the Gmail App, download it for free from Google Play.
  2. Add your account.
    • Android 4.0 – 4.4.4: Tap Settings > Add account > Google and touch Next.
    • Android 5.0+Tap Settings > Accounts > Add account >Google.
  3. If you are using Android 4.0 – 4.4.4, touch Existing account > Menu > Browser sign-in. If you are using Android 5.0+, tap the right corner and click Browser sign-in.
  4. Enter your buffalo.edu email address and click Next.
  5. You will be redirected to UB's UBITName Login page. Enter your UBITName and password in their respective fields.
  6. Your account will be added to the Android device. The next screen displays Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, and other Google services syncing with your device. You can choose which services to sync.
  7. Wait a few moments for the device to display your email.

Desktop Clients (Windows and Mac)

Use to configure a client, such as Thunderbird, Outlook or Mac Mail.

Step 1: Enable Either IMAP or POP

  1. Log into UBmail powered by Google using the Web client at https://ubmail.buffalo.edu
  2. Enable IMAP or POP, using the directions from the links below:

Step 2: Add Account

Open the email client you want to use, then:

  • Thunderbird
    1. Tools > Account Settings.
    2. Click Account Actions and select Add Mail Account.
  • Outlook
    1. File >Info.
    2. Click Add Account.
  • Mac Mail:
    1. Mail > Add Account.  
    2. Select Google and click on Continue.

Step 3: Configure for IMAP or POP

  IMAP POP
Username Your UBITName (remove @buffalo.edu if it adds it automatically) Your UBITName (remove @buffalo.edu if it adds it automatically)
Password Your UBITName password Your UBITName password
Server imap.buffalo.edu pop.buffalo.edu
Port 993 995
Client Setting
SSL (or SSL/TLS)
SSL (or SSL/TLS)
Outgoing or SMTP Server
smtp.buffalo.edu smtp.buffalo.edu
Port 465 465
Directory (if available) ldap.buffalo.edu ldap.buffalo.edu
Search Base/Root (if available) o=University at Buffalo, c=us o=University at Buffalo, c=us

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.

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