How can I access my email?

Most have a Gmail account or a UCSB Connect Account.  Connect is the UCSB branding of Gmail Applications for Education. To access your email login to and use your as your username when you login.

The ways you can access your email are many:

  • Web Browser - go to
  • Phone/Tablet - download the gmail application 
  • Thunderbird/Postbox/Outlook - these are windows or mac applications that you can configure to access your email via the IMAP protocol.  Please see the information (about Google) at for configuration.


If you are a student, you'll also have a U-Mail account, which is hosted via Microsoft Office 365. You can access that email via a web browser @

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