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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

February 20th, 2015: OIT is aware of an email based virus infection that seems to be spreading and changing through embedded executables in zip file attachments.  We are working on... Read More

February 10th, 2015: You may have received the email titled: “Document Important. ” (image below) This message contains a malicious attachment labeled: [ doc9218_pdf.zip\doc9218_pdf.scr ]. In most situations,... Read More

January 15th, 2015: Employees beware as there are phishing scams that are trying to steal your pay check through emails. Click here for additional information on how to avoid this... Read More

Scheduled Outages

March 24th, 2015- The Office of Information Technology will implement a Banner Bundle Upgrade to Production on Sunday, March 29th during the normal maintenance window. During the upgrade, myBama will... Read More

February 20th, 2015: OIT is aware of an email based virus infection that seems to be spreading and changing through embedded executables in zip file attachments.  We are working on... Read More

February 19th, 2015: Microsoft’s latest patch – KB3023607 – is causing connection failures with the Cisco AnyConnect VPN software. Microsoft and Cisco are aware of the problem and... 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.