Every Schreiner University student receives a username and password when first establishing a relationship with Enrollment Services. Schreiner e-mail, now located in the Office 365 cloud, may be accessed directly from any internet connected computer by copy and pasting this URL into the browser address line: http://outlook.com/owa/schreineredu.mail.onmicrosoft.com or setting it as a Favorite on your personal computer. As the official campus communication format, accounts should be checked regularly.
Outlook Web Access
a.k.a., OWA or simply "webmail" -- provides access to your email messages, calendar and contact information using only a web browser. It provides most of the functionality of installed Outlook or other email client software.
To use Outlook Web Access (webmail)
Go to http://portal.office365.com and you will be asked to open your account using your Schreiner email address and password. Other useful tools are available at this address: The Microsoft Office Suite that can be downloaded to five devices free of charge, Cloud storage, and other cloud based tools.
For questions about Office 365 Outlook Web access, contact the Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) Help Line at 830-792-7344.
When/where do I get my email username and password?
When you establish a relationship with Schreiner University through Enrollment Services, you are given a user name and password that allows access to Schreiner One. This same user name and password becomes your computer network and Schreiner email user name and password. Enrollment Services communicates with students through personal e-mail addresses until 5 days before classes begin. Then, all email communications will shift to your Schreiner e-mail address.
Do not share your personal computing credentials. Be aware that campus technology staff will never ask you for your username or password. If you receive an email requesting your personal information, it is a phishing attempt. Please report phishing attempts on your account to ETS at 830-792-7344.
How do I log on to email?
Schreiner e-mail services are now housed in the cloud at:
You may still type the old URL (mail.schreiner.edu) and be redirected to the Office 365 Web Mail service.
Can't Log-in to your account?
See the Help section of this website; contact the Help Desk at 830-792-7344
Spam, Phishing, & Viruses
Spam is unwanted or unsolicited material that travels via email (commonly spam includes advertising or marketing in some fashion or another). Schreiner University has measures in place to reduce and block much of the spam that is aimed at our users and network. However, it is your responsibility to evaluate messages and files that are sent to you. The best indicator that you have been sent spam is to examine closely the contact name and email address of the sender. If you suspect the message is spam do not open the email, simply delete the message. If the same message is sent to you repeatedly, block the sender or contact the Help Desk. Never open a link in an email. Paste the URL into the address line and see if it really goes where the email says it will.
Phishing is an attempt to route the receiver of an email message to a web document (web page) where you will be instructed to enter your username and password, or in some cases your personal information. Internet scammers are very talented in reproducing popular webpages to look like the real thing (this can include bank websites, email websites, and social media websites). It is in your best interest to be vigilant and inspect the web page and URL closely before entering any sensitive information. Generally, you are not sent email from an individual or company you don't already have an existing relationship with and be instructed to enter sensitive information.
Computer viruses implant instructions in other programs or storage devices and can attack, scramble, or erase computer data. The danger of computer viruses lies in their ability to replicate themselves and spread from system to system. Few computing systems are immune to infection. McAfee antivirus software is available free of charge on this website under Software or at the Library Computer Commons Help Desk.
Mailbox Size Limit
Maximum mail size limit for an individual message is 5 MB. Anything over this limit will not pass through our server, inbound or outbound to your account.
Certain types of files (i.e., executables and compressed) are automatically blocked. If you have need of such files, please contact the Help Desk.
Mailbox size limit is as follows:
200 MB - warnings from the Network Administrator
225 MB - can no longer send mail
250 MB - can no longer send or receive mail
You can check your mailbox size by right-clicking on "Mailbox", then left-clicking on "Properties" and finally on "Folder Size". Don't forget to empty your "Sent Items" and "Deleted Items" occasionally.
Personal folders (.PST) allow you to create and organize folders and keep your mailbox size under control. Please note that you will not be able to access these personal folders through OWA (Outlook Web Access). By default, the limit for a .PST file in Outlook 2007 and in Outlook 2003 is configured to be 20 GB. Please contact the Help Desk if you reach this limit.
System accounts (including e-mail) at Schreiner are intended to provide access necessary for professional and scholarly work during an affiliation with the University. When an individual separates from the University, account access changes depending on the nature of the relationship.
This describes the process for decommissioning accounts and/or services upon leaving an active affiliation with Schreiner University.
Students (Undergraduate and Graduate)
Student accounts (including e-mail) will remain active 1 year from graduation date or last academic term attended. After one year from graduation or last academic term attended, student accounts will be deleted including all associated data.
Staff accounts are disabled on the last day of employment unless other arrangements have been requested by the supervisor. The account and all associated data will be deleted from the system 30 days after the termination date. Prior to deletion, the supervisor at time of departure will be notified of account removal.