Outlook Web Access

With Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access, you can use a Web browser to access your Microsoft Exchange mailbox from any computer with an Internet connection.

In fact, you can do many of the same things you can do with Outlook or Evolution, such as read and send messages, organize contacts, create tasks and rules, schedule appointments, and access public folders.


Accessing OWA

Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access

The new default email client for UG and MSc students in the school will be Outlook Web Access (OWA). This is a web interface to the University's email server and will be accessible from computing labs, residences and off-site as with the existing webmail systems. It is also the main way for staff and postgraduates to access email when off-campus.

The address for the new Outlook Web Access is:


Note: You will not be able to login to OWA until after your migration!

Logging in to OWA

When you login, you must type surrey\username as your login name. See example below:


Note: You will not be able to login to OWA until after your migration!

Basic or Premium OWA

You can use Outlook Web Access with many different types of web browsers from UNIX, Apple Macintosh, or Microsoft Windows-based computers. However, the complete set of features of Outlook Web Access is only available with Internet Explorer 5.1+ on MS Windows.

Web Browser Outlook Web Access
Internet Explorer 5.1+ on MS Windows Premium OWA webmail
Netscape, Mozilla, Opera, Firefox, etc. on any OS Basic OWA webmail


Last updated - 30 July, 2004