College email access

You can access your college email from a computer with an internet connection using almost any web browser.

Information about Office 365 student webmail migration.

Connecting to your college email

From college webpages, click the link in the top navigation to connect to your college email.

Sign In:

To login to your college email, you will need to know your college username and password. This is the same username and password that you use for mymadisoncollege, blackboard, and many other college services.

  • Students - Office365 - add after your username.
  • Faculty/Staff - OWA2010 - do not add "" after your username.

If you are unable to login, or have forgotten your username and/or password, please reactivate your account

Contact the help desk if you have questions.

Office 365 Student Webmail login:

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Outlook Web App login - Faculty and staff:

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Public or Private:

If you are using your own computer, select Private. If you are using a computer in location where computers are used by other people such as a computer lab or library, choose Public. The main difference between these options is the the length of the automatic timeout feature.


  • You can access your mailbox through almost any browser including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari.
  • OWA2010/Office 365 has two different interfaces, full or light, depending on which browser you are using.
  • If you encounter any problems, check these additional browser settings: enable session cookies, enable JavaScript, and allow pop-ups.
  • For more information, see Supported Browsers.
  • Note: Some browser plugins, toolsbars, or addons may interfere with college email. If you experience issues, try disabling some plugins, toolbars, or addons.

Full version:

  • You can use a web browser to access your mailbox from any computer that has an Internet connection. You can  read and send email messages, organize contacts, create tasks, and manage your calendar.
  • This interface most closely resembles the full Microsoft Outlook software and has more features available.
  • You will automatically be directed to the premium/full interface when you are using a current web browser. 
  • If a pop-up blocker affects your ability to fully use your email, you have two options: Add the college email address to the pop-up blocker's safe list or use the light version. The light version doesn't rely on pop-up windows.
  • Getting started with your college email.

Light version:

  • The light version is optimized to support users who are blind or have low vision, and supports older web browsers. You can read and send messages, organize contacts, and schedule appointments and meetings.
  • You will be directed to the Light interface when you are not using a premium interface supported browser or you have enabled the "Blind and low vision experience" option.
  • If you have a slower internet connection, such as dial-up, the light version may run slightly faster.
  • If you have strict browser security settings and experience any issues using the full version, choose the light version.
  • Several features aren't available in the light version, including: Reminders, Viewing your calendar one week at a time, Changing your voice mail options, Changing the color scheme.
  • Getting started with using the light version

Navigating your OWA2010 college email - 2 minute Quick Guide Video Podcast

Protocol  / Client Support for students

The supported email platforms for students are web/browser access and ActiveSync-based mobile devices.

Although unsupported, with Office 365 Student Webmail, you can find your email POP, IMAP, and SMTP settings. You could then use these settings with Thunderbird, Mail for MAC, Kindle Fire, Outlook client or other email programs.

Open DNS

OpenDNS is not supported for on-campus access of college email resources.  If you use OpenDNS or another third-party DNS service on your personal laptop, please set your computer to automatically obtain DNS information to access college email resources while on campus.

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