Important Facts and Information
Welcome UMF Educational Outreach Participant,
Please read the following for information regarding your University of Maine System (UMS) account, email address, and other important information regarding campus and your class. Please read carefully and completely. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact us at email@example.com or 778-7502.
Educational Outreach Staff
MaineStreet and your UMS Account:
MaineStreet is the University of Maine System’s online portal through which we access our administrative computing system and other System-wide online resources. You will find everything from your bill to your class schedule and grades here.
UMS User ID and Student ID: There are two IDs associated with MaineStreet: your UMS User ID (User Name) and your Student ID. Your UMS User IDis what you use to login to MaineStreet and other UMS systems such as your UMS email account (@maine.edu), Blackboard, and WebCT- it functions like any other login name would. Your Student IDis the ID that uniquely identifies you within MaineStreet and other UMS systems – like a social security number.
If you are new to MaineStreet you will need to activate your account. To do this you’ll need your Student ID and an activation key – this information will be mailed to you in a Fact Sheet after you register for a course. Activating this account will also activate your UMS Account email and your Blackboard account; the user name and password will be the same for all three accounts.
Activate Account: To activate your UMS Account, navigate to http://mail.maine.edu and click on the ‘Account Activation’ link. For more detail on activating your UMS Account, refer to the Current Students UMS Account page: http://www.maine.edu/current/psoft/umsacctinfo.php.
Access MaineStreet:Once you have activated your account, you can log in to MaineStreet using your UMS User ID and password. This ID is usually your first and last name separated by a period (e.g. robert.student). This information will also be mailed to you after you are registered. Once you have activated your account, you can access MaineStreet by going to http://www.maine.edu/current/ and clicking on the ‘Log in to MaineStreet’ icon.
If you have taken classes within the UMaine system within the last 5 years, the account you used then should still be active. If you cannot recall your password you can visit http://mail.maine.edu and select the option to “Reset Lost Password.” If this does not work, please contact Educational Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-778-7502.
*PLEASE NOTE: We cannot give out confidential information, such as activation keys, if you call us. We can, however, give out such information if we initiate contact with you at your permanent telephone number.*
Change UMS Account Password: To change your UMS Account password, navigate to http://mail.maine.edu and click the ‘Change your UMS account password’ link. Refer to the Current Students UMS Account page for more help: http://www.maine.edu/current/psoft/umsacctinfo.php.
If you need to find your Student ID after you’ve activated your account: log in to MaineStreet, from your Student Center(under Student Self-Service) click the ‘Demographic Data’ link. Your Student ID is in bold at the top of the page. For how-to guides about changing your bio-demographic information in MaineStreet, go to http://www.maine.edu/system/mainestreet/infoforcurrentstudents.php.
For some tips on choosing and protecting your password, see http://www.maine.edu/current/psoft/Pickprotectpassword.php. You should change your password on a regular basis. Computer systems worldwide are prone to an ever-increasing number of malicious attacks by people searching for personal information. This information can be used for identity theft purposes or simply to cause a disruption of service. Much thought and effort has been applied to protecting our computing systems but our largest risk is associated with passwords that can be uncovered.
UMS Account Email (@maine.edu):
The UMS email account (@maine.edu) is the official email account for the University of Maine System. Within MaineStreet it is referred to as the “Business Address.” While you are a UMS student all official university email will be sent to this email address.
Access Email: To check your mail, visit http://gmail.maine.edu, and enter your username and password (you will create this when you activate your UMS Account).
*All official University communications will come through this email account (possibly even the ones from Educational Outreach). Therefore, it is VITAL that you either check this email account or forward it to another account that you do check!*
Forward University E-mail: To forward your University e-mail to another e-mail account, navigate to http://mail.maine.eduand click on “Change the destination of email sent to your @Maine.edu address.”
Because your UMS email account is typically where all official UMS notifications are sent (i.e. financial aid, Bursar’s Office, Student Employment and campus alert notifications), failure to check your UMS email, either directly or through the forwarding account, may have negative consequences.
Within the MaineStreet Student Center there are four types of email addresses. Business is your UMS (@maine.edu) email address mentioned above. You may not edit the Business email address via the MaineStreet Student Center. Campus is used by some of the other schools within the UMaine System, but probably won’t apply to you. Home is your home email address and Other can be used to store another contact email address. You don’t need to update any of these unless you want to.
How to Get Help:
If you’re having problems with MaineStreet or your UMS Account email you can 1) navigate to http://www.maine.edu/system/mainestreet/helpall.php. There you’ll find, listed by campus, all help contacts for all things MaineStreet, 2) contact UMF’s Help Desk at 207-778-7300, or 3) contact the Office of Educational Outreach at email@example.com or 207-778-7502.