Using Outlook Web Access (OWA) for Email (Mac/PC)


Find out how to use Outlook Web Access (OWA) to read and send email from your Exchange account.


Critical Concepts

The UCSD Exchange server provides a Web-based interface to read and send email from your Exchange account using any Internet-connected computer with a Web browser.

You will need the following information to log in:


Steps to Take

Log on to OWA

  1. Go to and type in your UC San Diego Email Address.

  2. You will redirected to a UC San Diego Login Page. Enter your AD username and password.
    1. If you have forgotten your AD username or password, you can either reset it, or contact your department's system administrator.

  3. Click Sign in.
  4. You will be prompted for your 2-Step login.
    1. Find instruction on Two-Step login.

  5. Approve the Push notification on your phone.

  6. If you are on a UC San Diego computer, select Yes. Clicking yes will reduce the number of times you have to log in.  
  7. If you are on a Non UC San Diego computer, select No to protect your account.

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  8. Select Outlook to open your email.

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