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Set Up Your Email

Configure your device for UBmail Powered by Google.

Mobile Devices

iOS

  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+

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+, skip to step 4.
  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

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

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:

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.

3. Configure for IMAP or POP

Use these settings if you enabled IMAP

  • Username: Your UBITName (remove @buffalo.edu if it adds it automatically)
  • Password: Your UBIT password
  • Server or IMAP server: imap.buffalo.edu
  • Port: 993
  • Client Setting: SSL (or SSL/TLS)
  • Outgoing or SMTP Server: smtp.buffalo.edu
  • Port: 465
  • Client Setting: SSL (or SSL/TLS)

If available:

  • Directory: ldap.buffalo.edu
  • Search Base/Root: o=University at Buffalo, c=us

Use these settings if you enabled POP

  • Username: Your UBITName (remove @buffalo.edu if it adds it automatically)
  • Password: Your UBIT password
  • Server or POP server: pop.buffalo.edu
  • Port: 995
  • Client Setting: SSL (or SSL/TLS)
  • SMTP Server: smtp.buffalo.edu
  • Port: 465
  • Client Setting: SSL (or SSL/TLS)

If available:

  • Directory: ldap.buffalo.edu
  • Search Base/Root: o=University at Buffalo, c=us

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