Office 365

UAB provides email for students, faculty and staff through Office 365, which means you get access to not only email but calendaring, contact management, task management functions and the Microsoft Office suite of applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, all by using your BlazerID and password. You can access this powerful suite of programs easily online or download to your devices.

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Keeping BlazerID​@uab.edu

You’re a Blazer4Life! Which means you can keep your BlazerID​@uab.edu email address forever. Your mailbox will be retained for 1 year after leaving UAB, but you can add in a forwarding address to have your BlazerID​@uab.edu emails forwarded to another account you can access. Learn more about this process here.

Disabling basic authentication

To improve security, UAB IT is making a change that will require everyone to use two-factor authentication to log in to all the applications through which you access UAB email.  

Because of this change, you may need to update your email application on your devices so that you can continue to receive UAB email on those devices, particularly if you are using older versions of email apps. You will receive an email from UAB IT if you are affected.

The change will disable what is known as “basic authentication” — simple user ID and password login — and require modern authentication, which is capable of two-factor authentication and allows you to log in with Duo, providing greater protection for your accounts and data. Microsoft will be fully disabling basic authentication for Office 365 email accounts later in 2022.

What do I need to do? 

  • Make sure your mail apps are updated. To connect to your UAB email, mail clients and apps must support modern authentication. Email applications that may not work for UAB email after this change include older versions of Outlook, native mail apps on mobile devices and custom applications. If you are using an older app, update to a new version, such as:
    • Outlook 2016 for Mac or later
    • Outlook for iOS and Android
    • Mail for iOS 11.3.1 or later
  • Log in again. After the change occurs on the date in the email you received, log in again to Office 365 apps such as Outlook and Teams. You will be prompted to use Duo. Be sure to click the “Remember me” option in Duo so that you don’t have to use Duo again for 30 days.

How do I configure my mail app?

What if I get a message that access to my email is blocked after I make changes to my iOS app?

Remove your account from your mail app and add it again.

What do I do if I can't access my email even after I update my mail applications?

Contact AskIT at uab.edu/techhelp or 205-996-5555.