Information Technology Services

UAlbany Mail

The University uses Microsoft's Live@edu to provide the UAlbany Mail service. It includes email, calendaring, Microsoft Office web applications and personal file storage.

Email and Calendars: 

  • Personal mailboxes with calendars for all students, faculty and staff
  • 10GB email quota for all mailboxes
  • Built-in spam and virus filtering
  • Full-feature use of Outlook 2010 for Windows and Outlook 2011 for Mac
  • Access your email, contacts and calendar from anywhere with Outlook Web App using almost any browser
  • Use Exchange ActiveSync on almost any smart phone or other mobile device for constant access to your mail, calendar and contacts
  • Departmental mailboxes available by request
  • Room calendars available by request let you book a room when scheduling meetings
  • Distribution groups available by request let you email a team, group or department with a single email address 


  •  7GB of personal storage space
  • Online companions to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote
  • Easily store files and documents online in a password protected environment
  • Access, view and edit your online documents from any PC or Mac that is connected to the Internet
  • View and perform basic editing functions on online documents even from a computer that does not have Microsoft Office installed
  • Control who has permission to view or edit any of your documents
  • Access and view your files from your mobile device
  • Easilly synchronize files between multiple workstations and devices

How Long You Keep Your Account: Learn more about how long your UAlbany Mail account is active. Different rules apply for students and faculty/staff.