When logging onto OWL you will see this screen.
After entering your user name and password you will be presented with two additional options for ‘Client’ and ‘Security’. We are unable to remove or hide these options from the OWL login screen as they are required by non-school council users of the system.
These options need to be selected each time you log onto OWL.
The OWL mailbox storage limit is 100MB. If you exceed this limit you will receive an email warning and will need to undertake some OWL housekeeping (deleting unwanted folders, emails, etc).
Each school is entitled to three free accounts. These will be for the Headteacher, Admin Officer and Chair of Governors. Depending on your number on role you may also be entitled to additional free accounts:
Additional chargeable mailboxes can be requested via the IT Help Desk and the administrator at each school has to create the new account.
Local school Administration Officers are responsible for all local OWL user administration within the school (i.e. setting up, changing and deleting OWL user accounts, etc). Online learning material is available from Learn IT.
The OWL service is a fully managed and secure email service for communication between Hampshire County Council and schools. It is a cut down version of MS Outlook and all inbound email is centrally scanned for viruses and unsolicited main (spam) before delivery.
Free OWL accounts have been set up for each school headteacher and administration officer and additional chargeable mailboxes can be requested via the IT Help Desk.
Schools are responsible for managing the local access of these boxes and any problems can be reported direct to the IT Help Desk.
New mailboxes can be requested via the IT Help Desk.
All OWL users are included in the IT Services Active directory and the OWL email addresses form the basis of centrally maintained school distribution lists.
OWL/OWA Training material can be found can be accessed by going to the Learn IT site.
before accessing or using OWL
If you require any further information regarding OWL email accounts for Governing Bodies please call the IT Help Desk
Please note: the terms 'OWA' and 'OWL' are interchangeable. OWA 2003 is the same as OWL 2003 for schools.
For urgent issues, call the IT Help Desk on 01962 847007. For anything else, see our contact page.