All current students, staff, and faculty with active UVM NetIDs have access to UVM's Microsoft 365 cloud messaging and collaboration solution that integrates email and calendar functionality. With Microsoft 365, you can check your mail on multiple computers and devices using many different programs.

Be part of the UVM Community! Sharing files with other people at UVM is much easier when you use your account. Your account is also tied into our Directory services, making it easy for others to find your email address.

You may choose how you'd like your email address to appear in the UVM Directory, as, as, or an address based on the lived name of your choosing. You can edit your options at the Directory Account Admin page.

Here are our top reasons to use UVM email:

Check Your UVM Email from Anywhere with a Web Browser

You can check your mail anywhere in the world using UVM's Outlook on the Web (OWA).

Check Your UVM Email with Outlook

Use Outlook for Macs, PCs, phones, or tablets to manage your email. Because your email is redundantly protected on the Microsoft cloud, your email will be safe if something happens to your device or computer. To configure your email software, see our Add a UVM email account to your device Knowledge Base article. No matter how you check your mail, you will see the same inbox and the same list of folders. Contact the UVM Tech Team or call (802) 656-2604 for more information.

Automatic Replies for Vacation, Leave, Sabbatical, etc.

If you go on vacation, leave, or a semester abroad, you can set your account up to automatically respond to any email that is sent to you with any message of your choosing. You can set this up on your Outlook software application or Outlook on the Web (OWA).

Generous Email Quotas

Each UVM M365 account is allocated 100 GB for email and calendar data. See our Exchange Storage Quota Knowledge Base article for more information. Contact Identity and Account Management at or (802) 656-2006 if you need more space for more than a few days.

Spam Email Management

All incoming mail is filtered through Proofpoint, an anti-spam, anti-malware, and anti-phishing service. The software is automatically updated and maintained with machine learning to keep up to date with the constantly evolving techniques of the spammers to keep as much junk out of your inbox as possible.

See our Proofpoint Knowledge Base article for the most up-to-date information.

UVM is constantly working to reduce the amount of unwanted email in your inbox and we have advanced tools to assist with this. See our Spam and Phishing Knowledge Base article for more information.

Central Virus Scanning

All email going in or out of the cluster is automatically scanned for viruses. If a virus is found in an attachment, our server removes the attachment, replacing it with a file called DELETED00.TXT. You should still have up-to-date antivirus software running on your computer, but this offers even more protection.

Recover Deleted Email

Messages are retained and backed up in two different ways at UVM.

User self-service recovery:

If you accidentally delete an email folder or messages, you can recover them from your Deleted Items (Trash) folder for 3 months. After 3 months, or if you use Shift+Delete, messages are “permanently” deleted. They can still be restored using the "Recover Deleted Items" feature in, or the "Recover deleted messages from the server option" in Outlook for Windows, for an additional 3 months from the time they were permanently deleted. Therefore, you have a total of 6 months of retention where you can recover items yourself. See our Recover Deleted Email Knowledge Base article for instructions.

Local Support

If you have any questions about your account or email at UVM, you can Submit an Online Help Request, email the UVM Tech Team, or call (802) 656-2604. The Tech Team can help you to use your UVM email effectively or to get support for any other UVM IT need.