UMass Boston provides a variety of tools to access and maintain your University email account. Your UMass Boston email address is used by the University to notify you of important information and should be checked regularly. Click the link below to access your mail via the web.
Office 365 Webmail Login — http://webmail.umb.edu/
This is the correct link for all faculty, staff, and students.
Note: All active email accounts have been upgraded to Office 365. You should now be using the new outlook.com mail servers exclusively. For information on configuring your email program or movile device, see our Office 365 page.
Your UMB password gives you access to numerous services, including email, WISER, Blackboard, blogs, and the University's wi-fi network. For this reason, we take many cautions to protect your password, and you should too. Do not share your password with anyone and do not fall for phishing scams. If criminals gain access to your email login credentials, it could cause you to lose access to needed services and create disruptions to the entire University. You can change your password by visiting:
Once you have logged in to password self-service, please create a profile. This will enable you to use your security questions to reset your password even if you don't know what it is. If you do not create a profile for yourself, there may be a delay in changing your password. A brief guide to using this system and answers to some common questions can be found here: http://www.umb.edu/it/getting_services/email/mypassword_docs
Following are the complexity rules you must follow when changing your UMB password. Please note that meeting our complexity rules does not necessarily mean you have a good password. Please also use a good password checker (be sure to also click the "Dictionary attack check" button below the cracking time estimate!).
- Passwords must have a minimum length of eight (8) characters
Passwords must include at least 3 out of 4 of the following:
- at least 1 upper-case character
- at least 1 lower-case character
- at least 1 special character (&, *, $, etc)
at least 1 numeric character
- Passwords cannot contain all or part of your email address
- Passwords will expire after 180 days
- Passwords cannot be re-used
If you cannot log in to password self-service and have not created a profile, call the IT Service Desk at (617) 287-5220 or visit us on the 3rd floor of the Healey Library during our regular business hours (M-F 8-6 excluding holidays and when the library closes early). Please note that we do not process password requests by email.
For more information on protecting your confidential information, please see: