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Crimson E-Mail

At The University of Alabama, student e-mail accounts are hosted at Crimson, a Google Apps for Education domain. Students have e-mail addresses with the Crimson branding (userID@crimson.ua.edu) and  the familiar GMAIL interface.

All University of Alabama students have e-mail accounts on Crimson. This includes all incoming students, applicants, and anyone who has been enrolled at The University of Alabama for a course.

Crimson mail is accessed with the same login credentials as myBama. You will see an icon for Crimson when you log in at http://mybama.ua.edu.

If you are primarily a faculty or staff member but are currently enrolled in classes, you will be provided a Crimson e-mail account with the same privileges as any other University student.

We currently advise faculty and staff with student status not to forward Bama or departmental account e-mail to the Crimson e-mail address.

Crimson accounts are lifelong e-mail accounts with no expiration.

To log in to Crimson mail, click here.

Crimson accounts on mobile devices
For instructions on setting up crimson accounts on IOS/Android devices, please see the How To Setup Crimson Mail on iPhone/Andriod page.

If you need additional support, contact the IT Service Desk at (205) 348-5555 or e-mail us at itsd@ua.edu.

Security Alerts

September 8, 2015 – Increase in Phishing Attempts

OIT has found a large increase in the number of phishing attempts and compromised student accounts over the 24 hours. To avoid becoming a victim of phishing and to keep... Read More

Phishing Attack – August 27

UA has had a large-scale phishing email that went out to many faculty, staff, and students. The email can be seen below. OIT encourages any users who engaged with the site to... Read More

Phishing Attack – August 24

There is a wide spread phishing/scam attempt by someone impersonating the IT Service Desk and using a Crimson email address. You can view the email below. The University of Alabama will never... Read More

Scheduled Outages

Banner and myBama Unavailable October 11th

The Office of Information Technology will be implementing a Banner Bundle upgrade on Sunday, October 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please note that this upgrade will extend slightly... Read More

Some Web Services Unavailable Morning of Sunday, September 27th

On Sunday, September 27th from 8am to 10am, OIT will be implementing datacenter network changes that will result in a brief outage of many web-connected services including myBama, StarRez, and... Read More

Full Network Outage – August 2nd

OIT will implement a full network outage on August 2nd from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. in order to replace outdated routers. Access to the Internet and other network-dependent services... Read More

Known Issues

The Known Issues Page is a checkpoint for our IT partners across campus. The page lists software compatibility issues and known fixes.