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Browser-based email with Outlook Web App

Connect to Exchange Online

The easiest way to start using Exchange Online is to use Outlook Web App (OWA). OWA requires only a Web browser on your computer.

To connect to UW Exchange using Outlook Web App

  1. StepsActions
  2. Open the Web page for Outlook Web App.
  3. Log in using your UW NetID and password. If you are prompted to set the time zone, select it from the dropdown list.
    • When you connect to the OWA Web page with a browser that cannot use OWA Standard, it automatically uses the Light version.
    • When you connect to the OWA page with a browser that can support OWA Standard, you are given a choice to use the Standard or Light version. You may choose to use the Light version if your computer is communicating over a slow network connection.
  4. Once logged in, you can find information on using OWA by reading the online help. At the top-right of the screen, click the question mark  Help icon icon.

Log out of OWA

To log out of OWA, click your user name, and then click Sign out. When you do this, sometimes the logout fails and your mailbox continues to be displayed. If this happens, click the OneDrive link to switch to UW OneDrive for Business and log out from there.

Bookmark your mailbox for Exchange Online

The URL for OWA access to Exchange Online is:

https://outlook.office365.com/uw.edu