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Outlook Web App Information

What is the Outlook Web App?

The Outlook Web App (OWA) is Microsoft's online email application. Although faculty and staff have been using OWA for several years, the latest version has a modern layout and increased functionality. Students will no longer be using Acadia webmail and instead will be using OWA. For users of Office 2013 or 2016 the layout and features of OWA may seem familiar.

What are the benefits of OWA?

The Outlook Web App offers most of the functionality of Outlook 2013/2016 with the convenience of being able to access email anywhere with an available internet connection. Iit offers a much more intuitive and easier to read interface than previous mail clients and also features 50 gigabytes (GB) of storage. Because of the large amount of available storage, it should no longer be necessary to create archives or to clear out email messages due to a full inbox. OWA also features an offline mode which provides a limited amount of functionality if there is no available internet connection, however your browser must be capable of working in an offline mode.

How do I access OWA?

The Outlook Web App is accessible by navigating to and signing in with your network account/student email address (ex: and password:

Once logged in you will be sent to the main OWA page. Here you can see your messages:

To change your settings, select the Gear icon located in the top right corner of your screen. You can also check your notifications, get help, or sign out from here:

If you wish to switch over to another Office 365 app, click on the App Button located on the top left of your screen:







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