UWE Email Frequently Asked Questions

1. What will my email address be?

Your email address will look like this: firstname2.surname@live.uwe.ac.uk

2. Will I need to change my password?

When we first create your email account, we use the same password as your UWE system password.

3. What will my UWE email look like?

Your UWE email is provided by Microsoft via Outlook Web App.  When accessing Outlook for the first time, you will be asked to change the contrast settings, the language and time zone, if you wish.

You will also be asked to acknowledge and agree that Microsoft and UWE (both domain administrators) may access your account and its content and may suspend, terminate, or modify your account, by clicking OK. For further information, please consult the Outlook Live and Data Protection Notification.

Outlook Web App

Then, you will access your Outlook mailbox:

Please feel free to consult the information about the Navigation Pane (Mail, Calendar, Contacts and Tasks) and the Toolbars.

4. What is my mailbox quota?

Your mailbox quota is 25GB.  When your mailbox reaches its limit, you won't be able to send new mail until you delete some exisiting content in your mailbox. To find out how much quota you've used:
  1. In the Navigation Pane, click Mail
  2. Point to your name at the top of the folder list 

A window appears that shows you the current size of your mailbox.

The default message size limit is 25MB

5. How do I access my UWE email?

  1. Login to myUWE portal with your UWE username and password.
  2. Click on the UWE Email link on the portal

Alumni: you can access your email directly from Microsoft at http://outlook.com/live.uwe.ac.uk

6. How do I reset my password?

  • Password change via UWE Password Manager is currently unavailable for your email account. 
  • You can reset your password within Outlook Web App, however please note that changing your password here will not affect your UWE password (they will not be synched).

Changing your password within Outlook Web App:

  1. Click on Options
  2. Select See All Options
  3. Click on Change your password

Students pre September 2013

You now have a personal Microsoft account which is seperate from your email account.  This account gives you access to all your existing SkyDrive content.  The password on this account is seperate to your email password.  To reset the password on this account account go to: https://account.live.com/password/reset

7. How do I find information on how to use Outlook Web App?

Outlook Help has all the information you need to use the Outlook email.  Please visit http://help.outlook.com/

Useful links:

8. How do I access my email from my mobile device?


Outlook App

  1. Install the Microsoft Outlook app on the app store or click here.
  2. Select mail, contact, calendars.
  3. Enter your UWE password when asked.

Mail App

  1. Go into settings.
  2. Select mail, contact, calendars.
  3. Add account.
  4. Microsoft Exchange.
  5. Enter your email address and password, and give the account a name.
  6. Click next.
  7. Server is:
    • Student: outlook.office365.com
    • Staff: owa.uwe.ac.uk
  8. Domain - leave blank.
  9. Username is:
    • Student = email: e.g. “joe2.bloggs@live.uwe.ac.uk”
    • Staff = log on: e.g. “j-bloggs”
  10. Click next and select the functions you need to sync to your device.


Only the official Microsoft Outlook app is supported when accessing your UWE email on Android.

  1. Install the Microsoft Outlook app from the play store or click here .
  2. Tap get started and then enter your UWE email address then continue.
  3. Hit activate to give the outlook app admin privileges (device dependant).
  4. Tap skip to then enter your inbox.

9. Will I be able to forward my messages to a different personal account?

We don't recommend that you forward your UWE emails as this can increase the chances of messages not being delivered to you. However if you need to do this, you can use rules to Automatically Forward Messages

Important note: The University accepts no responsibility should mail not be delivered to any external account not provided by us.

10. How can I connect other accounts to my UWE email account?

You can connect up to five other accounts, such as Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo! Learn about Connected Accounts .

11. How long can I keep my account for?

When you finish your course, your UWE email account and all other Office365 access gained through UWE will go to a 3 month 'trial' version. At the end of this trial your email account, OneDrive data and all Office365 access will be terminated.

12. Alumni

Unfortunately, due to circumstances outside of our control, with effect from June 2014 we are no longer able to offer a UWE email account for life.

We have prepared a document of instructions for common queries with regards to the closure of Alumni Email accounts: Alumni Email account instructions

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