On March 1, 2012, webmail.osu.edu, the site for web access to university-provided e-mail services for faculty, staff and students, will merge with email.osu.edu, the front door for the University E-mail Service. This change is due to the March 1 retirement of the OSU Webmail service (also known as SunJava) and is part of the university-wide initiative to transition all faculty and staff e-mail services to the new University E-mail Service.
After the March 1 change is implemented, email.osu.edu will become the site for web access to university-provided e-mail services for faculty, staff and students. The webmail.osu.edu address will continue to work and automatically redirect users to the updated email.osu.edu page, which will display a refreshed look and streamlined content and functionality. Login buttons and links to service information for Buckeye Mail and the University E-mail Service will remain, while the OSU Webmail Service login button will be gone. Click here to see a mock-up of the redesigned page.
In addition, https://webmail.osu.edu/uwc/auth, the login page for the retiring OSU Webmail service, will become defunct and direct faculty and staff to https://email.osu.edu/owa, the login page for the University E-mail Service.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) worked closely with University Communications over the past year to implement the needed webmail.osu.edu changes in two phases to support the transition from OSU Webmail to the new University E-mail Service.
Phase 1 webmail.osu.edu changes were completed in May 2011 and focused on needs related to the early rollout of the University E-mail Service. A University E-mail Service login button and service details were added to the webmail.osu.edu page and the email.osu.edu site was established.
Phase 2 changes scheduled for March 1 concludes the web site modifications needed to retire the OSU Webmail service and completes the transition to the University E-mail Service as the university-provided faculty and staff e-mail service.
The transition to the University E-mail Service supports President Gee’s “one university” goal and will simplify communications across all university units, on all campuses upon full implementation. To learn more about University E-mail Service and the related project, see emailproject.osu.edu.
Buckeye Mail will continue to be Ohio State’s e-mail service for students.
For questions about the webmail.osu.edu and email.osu.edu page changes, contact the OCIO’s IT Service Desk at 688-HELP (4357).