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Exchange Online for student email

Starting May 2, 2021, Exchange Online will be the new student email platform!


What is Exchange Online?

Exchange Online is Microsoft’s cloud-based email platform. If you’ve used Hotmail or Outlook in the past, you’ve used a version of Microsoft’s Exchange platform.  

Exchange Online is a modern platform that is mobile friendly and provides enhanced cyber security and information protection. It also provides significantly more storage capacity.

Deploying Microsoft licenses to students will take a few days. From April 30 at 5PM until May 2 at 8AM, there will be a UFV-wide student email outage. On May 2, you can log into your new email account at outlook.office.com, or using one of the many ways listed below.

To sign in to your email on May 2, 2021:

2.Enter your student email address
3.Click Next and enter your email password (your email password is NOT changing)
 
*please see below for other ways to sign into your student email


IMPORTANT NOTICE

Your Zimbra account will stop receiving email on April 30, 2021, however you will still be able to access your emails until September 30, 2021.

Between April 30 and September 30, it is important that you transfer any emails you want to keep from Zimbra to Exchange Online or a personal email account.

Tips for transferring your emails can be found here.


Exchange Online can be used in a browser window, or with Microsoft’s Outlook app for your phone or desktop computer*. You can also continue to access your email from myUFV.

Once your account is created, you will log into your new email account using your student email address and your current email password. You will no longer use your student number to access your email.

Exchange Online works best with the Outlook applications for your desktop or phone, the email service may not work efficiently if used with other mail applications. 

*The Outlook desktop application is free for UFV students as part of Microsoft’s Online Productivity Suite.


UFV faculty and staff were moved to Exchange Online in fall 2020. The platform is more secure, modern and provides significantly more storage than the email platform that students currently use.  


Your Zimbra account will stop receiving email on April 30, 2021, however you will still be able to access your emails until September 30, 2021.

Between April 30 and September 30, it is important that you transfer any emails you want to keep from Zimbra to Exchange Online or a personal email account.


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