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Webmail Login Page Change

As part of our preparations to upgrade the university’s email systems, you will notice a small change to the webmail login screen.

When accessing your email through a web browser at, the username and password entry screen will soon change a little bit. Your webmail access will still work exactly as before, and you will still see the green bar at the top of your browser while you log in.

An example of the new login screen is on the right below:
Old logon screen

Microsoft Office365 is a group of cloud services that Microsoft offers to subscribers. Our subscription means that University of Bolton staff and students can use some of these services, including:

  • Downloading Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel…) applications to install them on your PC or Mac
  • Editing documents online, with Word online and Excel online
  • For an increasing number of students, accessing your email

For instructions on accessing each of these services, please follow the details below.

Am I On Office 365?

Well, it depends what you want to do…

If you are a student here, your email may be hosted with Office365. This means you have a much larger mailbox and cutting edge features, like the new Outlook Web App interface.

You’ll know if your email mailbox is on Office 365 when you log in to Webmail. If you sign in to and your mail is in the ‘cloud’, you’ll be told to use to get to your mailbox from now on.

If your email is not hosted on Office365, don’t worry. You can still benefit from the other features of Office 365…

Downloading Office Applications

Download Office screen


To download Office 2013 on your PC or Mac, you’ll first need a license.

  • Follow this link to be assigned a license. You only need to go through this wizard once:
  • You’ll arrive at something similar to the screen pictured above. Once you’ve installed the Office applications, you don’t necessarily need to sign in to them, but doing so can help you sync up your documents.

Editing Documents Online

Word Online, Excel Online, Powerpoint Online and OneNote Online are available to all our staff and students. Your Office 365 subscription comes with 1Tb of cloud storage and easy file sharing for collaboration.

To access your Office 365 subscription, follow the instructions above to get your license assigned.

  • If your email is on Office 365, simply sign in to and use the menu button at the top left of your Exchange Online screen.
  • If not, set up your license by visiting the following link:
  • Once you get to the end of the wizard, you’ll need to wait a minute or two while the Office Online products are set up for you.
  • To return to Office Online, go to at any time once you’ve done the initial registration.