UBMail

Student and Alumni UBmail

The University of Bridgeport has partnered with Google to provide email accounts for students.

ubmail.jpgBenefits of Your New UBMail Provided by Google

  • Complete Communication Package: Online communication tools include integrated instant messaging (IM), online document sharing, calendaring, and more.
  • Email and Storage Capacity: Email storage is 25GB with 5GB drive storage
  • Email for Life:* Students can retain their new UBmail address, messages, and account for life. Upon graduating University of Bridgeport, messages and folders are preserved.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I access my account using an email program such as Outlook (via POP or IMAP)?

To configure your email program (such as Outlook or Mac Mail) to read your UBmail account:

  1. First, make sure you have a password to log into UBNet or the Portal.
  2. Then, enable IMAP in your UBmail account and set a password directly with Google for IMAP access (See below for more information).
  3. Lastly, insert the appropriate UBmail IMAP settings into your email program’s configuration screen. (If you need help, Gmail’s Help provides detailed instructions for which value goes where in your particular email program.)

How do I enable IMAP on my UBmail account?

To enable IMAP on your UBmail account, follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the gear icon in the upper right
  2. Click Settings then Forwarding and POP/IMAP
  3. Select Enable IMAP
  4. Click Save Changes
  5. Now that you have enabled IMAP, you will need to setup your IMAP Password.

How can I change my IMAP password?

Now that you have enabled IMAP, follow the steps below to change your IMAP password from within your UBmail account.

  1. In the upper right corner where your account name appears, select the drop down arrow and then
  2. Select Security
  3. Select Change Password
  4. You will be prompted to enter your current UBNet username and password and then you will need to enter a new password that is not the same as your UBNet password.

Important Notes: Allow up to 90 minutes for your IMAP password to process. This will change your IMAP account password ONLY and will not change your UBNet password.

Once I setup my IMAP password, when do I use that password versus my UBNet password?

IMAP Passwords are needed to use an application on the phone/tablet (Gmail, Drive etc…), or phone/tablet built-in mail application (anything "not-browser").

Your UBNet password will work with any UBMail application while you access it through a web browser (even on a mobile device).

How do I access my UBmail on my smartphone?

To configure your smartphone or mobile device to read your UBmail account:

  1. First, make sure you have a password to log into UBNet or the Portal.
  2. Then, enable IMAP in your UBmail account and set a password directly with Google for IMAP access. (Note, it may take up to 90 minutes for your IMAP password to change in order to complete the setup of your mobile device.)
  3. Lastly, insert the appropriate UBmail IMAP settings into your email program’s configuration screen.

To configure the "Email" app on an Android device for access to Gmail, just follow the steps below:

Be sure you have enabled IMAP in your Gmail settings and you have changed your IMAP password.

  1. On your phone, press Home , then open the Email application.
  2. On the 'Your accounts' page, select Next to get started with setup.
  3. Enter your full Gmail address and IMAP password, then select Next.
  4. On the next screen, you can give the account a nickname and choose the name to display on your outgoing messages. Tap Done.
  5. And you're done. You can verify your settings from the Inbox view by tapping Menu - Account settings.

Incoming settings
IMAP server: imap.gmail.com
Port: 993
Security type: SSL (always)

Outgoing settings
SMTP server: smtp.gmail.com
Port: 587
Security type: TLS (always)

To configure the "Mail" app on an Apple device for access to Gmail, just follow these steps:

Be sure you have enabled IMAP in your Gmail settings and you have changed your IMAP password.

  1. Open the Settings app on your device
  2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars
  3. Tap Add Account...
  4. Tap Gmail
  5. Enter your account information, being sure to use your full Gmail address, including '@my.bridgeport.edu'
  6. Tap Next
  7. Tap Save

Now that your account is set up, learn how actions in your client sync with Gmail. (If you need help, Gmail’s Helpprovides detailed instructions for which value goes where for your device make and model.)

How do I forward my UBmail to another account?

If you want your UBmail to be delivered to your personal Gmail account, simply configure a forward in your UBmail account.

  1. Click on the gear icon in the upper right
  2. Click Settings then Forwarding and POP/IMAP
  3. Select the Add a forwarding address button
  4. Enter the address to which you would like to forward your UBmail
  5. Select Confirm

How do I configure my IMAP client application such as Outlook, Outlook Express or Thunderbird to view both my old webmail and new UBmail?

If you are using an IMAP client application such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Apple Mail or Thunderbird, please visit Gmail’s Help for detailed instructions.

How do I move my old email into my new email?

If you are using an IMAP client application such as Outlook, Outlook Express or Thunderbird, you can move your old email into your new email box by selecting the email and “dragging and dropping” it into your new email box.

If you do not use an IMAP client application such as one of those noted above, you can send an email to yourself and attach a few emails to it. The size limit for sending is 20MB, however, emailing attachments with images may result in the email size being significantly larger than the original message itself.

How can I be logged into my UBmail account and another Gmail account at the same time?

You are not permitted to be logged into more than one Google account at a time in the same Web browser, unless you enable an optional feature to log into multiple accounts simultaneously. You must activate this for each of your Gmail accounts if you wish to be able to be logged into your UBmail and personal Google accounts at the same time in the same Web browser.