All network and computer services around UAB currently accept or require a BlazerID for login. The goal is to ultimately have your BlazerID serve as the sole identifier that allows you to securely access all of UAB's online information services and portals.
To learn more about or claim a BlazerID, go to http://www.uab.edu/blazerid.
Windows Mail with IMAP while adding another account.
- Open Windows mail by selecting the Start button, clicking All Programs, and then selecting Windows mail.
- Select the Accounts ribbon.
- Select Email +.
- Go to Step 2 in the First installation steps.
Windows Mail first installation
- Open Windows Live Mail
- You will see the Add your email accountsscreen.
- Type your BlazerID Password.
- Type your Display name (This name will show up when a recipient receives your email).
- Select the checkbox for Manually configure server settings.
- Select IMAP, and add the server settings below.
Mail account information you need to add:
- Incoming Server: mail.ad.uab.edu , Check require a SSL connection, port 993
- Outgoing server: relay.ad.uab.edu, Check require a SSL connection, port 587
- Requires Authentication is checked, and make sure you add your BlazerID to the Logon Username.
Mozilla Thunderbird first installation
- Open Mozilla Thunderbird.
- Add your First and Last name.
- Select and type your Password.
- Select Next and enter in your Incoming and Outgoing servers, select IMAP for Incoming.
- Incoming mail server: Mail.ad.uab.edu. Port 993, SSL: SSL, and NTLM
- Outgoing mail server: Relay.ad.uab.edu, Port 587, SSL: StartTTLS, and NTLM
If you use Mozilla Thunderbird, please use the Manual configuration option. We have found that Mozilla uses the wrong settings when it automatically searches for the settings.
How do I clean my mailbox to save space? Or, do I need to ask for more mailbox space?
Since the Central Exchange accounts have a certain email quota for Students and Faculty/Staff, here are the best steps to help save space in your mailbox.
Remember: all of the folders in your mailbox, other than Personal folder files (PST) or Personal Archives, count on your overall space in your mailbox.
- Delete your Deleted Items. You can right-click the folder and click “Empty Deleted Items” or open the folder and shift+delete your email to permanently delete the email.
- Delete the Sent Items in your mailbox. You’re sent items like your Deleted items can house a good bit of emails that can be deleted.
- Use Mailbox Cleanup. This is built into Outlook 2010 only. You can access this by doing the following:
- Select File inside your Outlook.
- Select Cleanup Tools. You can view the mailbox space before selecting the Cleanup Tools button.
- You can choose:
- Empty Deleted Items.
- Mailbox Cleanup. Mailbox Cleanup allows you to use advanced tools to cleanup large emails and older items by the options you previously set. It also allows you to delete items that are in conflict with others.
- Archive. Archive your items to a personal folder file (*.PST).
To help you determine how much space you have and how to increase your space, you can go to http://www.uab.edu/itbilling and request more space for your mailbox.
If you are dialing into the system from a different number,(other than your mailbox number), press the "*" key next and you will be prompted to enter your seven digit mailbox number followed by your passcode. This allows the server to match your passcode to the correct mailbox number.
Guest user access is also available.
UAB IT is currently blocking certain peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing protocols. P2P protocols are cited in copyright infringement cases brought against students and employees at a number of educational institutions by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and other media companies.
Recent trends across the country also show an increasing number of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) complaints for distributing copyrighted works over peer-to-peer protocols. Students and Employees should be aware that copyright infringement is not only against UAB policy, but also federal law.
UAB IT uses an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) device to monitor network activity for malicious or unwanted behavior. The IPS also allows for real time blocking of selective P2P protocols which will reduce our risk of receiving DMCA complaints and promote compliance with the UAB Acceptable Use Policy regarding copyright violations.
UAB IT does not block protocols currently being used for legitimate purposes. Streaming content such as YouTube should not be affected by the change. There are several options available to users who wish to participate in legal downloading of media, such as Rhapsody, Spotify, ITunes music store and Amazon mp3.
Users encountering connectivity issues as a result of these changes may contact AskIT for assistance at 205-996-5555.
To find your MAC address in Windows, do the following:
- Click on Start > Run
- Type "cmd" in the Run box and hit OK.
- At the command prompt type "ipconfig /all"
- You should see a screen similar to the one below
The first highlighted Physical Address shows your Ethernet MAC address. The second shows your Wireless MAC address.
To locate your Ethernet and Wireless MAC addresses using a Mac OSX, do the following:
- Click Apple > System Preferences > Network
- With the AirPort device selected, click the Advanced button in the bottom right of the Network box.
- Your Wireless MAC address is under the Airport tab as Airport ID. It should be a mix of letters, numbers, and colons, something like the following: Airport ID: 00:1d:4f:1b:5c:fa)
- Your Ethernet MAC address is located under the Ethernet Device Advanced section. Cancel out of the Advanced section of your Airport device, and select the Ethernet device along the left-hand side of the Network box. Click the Advanced tab in the bottom right. In the Advanced section, click on the Ethernet tab at the top. Your Ethernet ID (e.g - 00:13:6b:a8:a2:d5) will be listed there.