QSG assists students and employees with email setup and support. If you have questions don't hesitate to contact

Student Email

The official email for students is through UMConnect hosted by Microsoft.  

Visit the UM student email webpage for policies, information on how to active your account, and for information on Office 365. 

Employee Email

The University of Montana requires all employees to have an official UM email account. Your UM email address will typically be All official university communications are sent to your umontana address including emergency notifications.  You are required to use the university email system for all university-related email communications. 

Initially, you will be assigned a university email address in the form of However, you need to take the additional step of activating your official umontana email address which will then be tied to this MSO email address.

How to I get an employee email account?

When you are hired, your information is sent to the CFC IT office and your account is created.  If you attempt to login to your account and have problems do not hesitate to stop by our office in FOR 202 or email us at

How do I login to my employee email account?

Log in using UM Outlook Web:

Username:  UM\firstname.lastname  
Initial Password: Last six digits of your 790 number.

How do I change my email password?

  1. Log into UM Outlook Web at
  2. Click on Options in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Change Password

* If the options in these instructions do not work, try using a different browser. 

REQUIRED - Activate your alias

Please visit the Umontana alias webpage for more information on umontana aliases and for instructions on how to active your umontana alias.

Need Help? 

Contact CFC IT Support (QSG)
Forestry 202 

UM Links

UM Student Email webpage

UM Employee Email Webpage

UM Email Policies

Umontana aliases