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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.

Crimson accounts and Outlook

You may need to enable an option for “Allow less secure apps” for Crimson mail to work correctly with Outlook. Click here for further instructions.

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

Security Alerts

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Scheduled Outages

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Known Issues

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