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Bama Email Accounts

The University of Alabama computer network, equipment, and resources are owned by the University and are provided primarily to support the academic and administrative functions of the University. The use of these computer resources is governed by federal and state law and University policies. The use of Bama accounts is subject to these terms of use.


Faculty and staff can request accounts for their departments or for classes that they teach. Email accounts for a department will require the signature of the department head; an account for a class will require the signature of the instructor listed for that class. The person who signs the account request form is responsible for all activity on that account and is referred to as the OWNER of the account. Only the OWNER account can request a password change.  However, changes can be made in writing to update ownership information.

Student Organizations

Student organization accounts are handled through the Office of the Dean of Students. The organization’s faculty/staff advisor should request the account, manage account access through requests for new passwords, and supervise all activity on that account.  Accounts in this category must be renewed every fall.

Listserv – Mass Email Mailing for Groups 25 or more

Listserv is a mass email applications that allows users to email a large number of users at once without running the risk of your email being blocked on other email systems as a spammer.  It allows you to email tens, hundreds or thousands of users in just a few minutes.

Bama Account Request Forms

To request an email account, complete one of the online forms below:

Account Request Form for Class Accounts
Account Request Form for Departmental Accounts
Account Request Form for Faculty/Staff Organizations
Listserv Mailing List Online Request Form


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.