How to access myLife UNISA account using email: Step-by-step guide

How to access myLife UNISA account using email: Step-by-step guide

With more people enrolling in universities, it is important to have efficient systems that can comfortably handle many students. For this reason, many higher education institutions are going away from papers and creating online systems to increase efficiency. University of South Africa (UNISA) is part of the trend, creating a portal to help students access information. The myLife UNISA account allows students to access exams, newsletters, announcements, assignment marks, and much more.

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All students must have the myLife e-mail login account since important information is posted on it. The account is free to open and uses the Microsoft Office 365 platform. It is essential during your time at the university; therefore, the following steps are very important for you to activate and access the account for a smooth stay at the institution.

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How to set up myLife UNISA account?

How do I set up myUNISA email for myLife? Before you can set up the account, you need to have access to your myUNISA student portal. Here is a straightforward detailed guide to follow when setting up the account.

  1. Go to the myUNISA student portal.
  2. Click on "Claim UNISA Login" at the top right side of the page.
  3. Type in your student number and click "Continue."
  4. Fill in the personal information, such as your name, identification or passport number, and date of birth and click "Continue."
  5. Read through the terms, check the boxes, and click "Acknowledge."
  6. You will see a page showing your account details (myLife email address and phone number) and also an initial UNISA password. The password will be for both myUNISA and myLife email accounts.

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Note: Your UNISA email address will be unique for every student, following the format

Accessing myLife UNISA account

myLife account
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To log in, go to MyUNISA website, enter your student number and the initial password and click "Login." Creating your myLife email account can take an entire day (24 hours) after claiming your UNISA login.

How do I access myLife UNISA?

To access your myLife email account, you need to follow the following myLife login steps:

  1. Go to login or click on the myLife email option on the login page. The page will redirect you to Microsoft outlook UNISA.
  2. Enter your UNISA email and password.
  3. Click "Sign in".

MyLife UNISA login can also happen by clicking on the myLife email access on your student portal while logged in.

Note: Make sure to log out of your account when done, especially when accessing through a public computer or device.

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Activating myUNISA password

outlook UNISA
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How do I get myUNISA password? Sometimes 24 hours pass, and you haven't received your password or the password sent isn't working. What do you do? Here are the necessary steps to follow:

  1. Go to myUNISA login. Enter your username and password and click login.
  2. Click on "My Admin".
  3. Click on "Change Password".
  4. Fill out the form provided to update your password. The password will be for both myUNISA and myLife accounts.

It may take about half an hour (30 minutes) for the new myUNISA password to be active on your myLife services during peak seasons. However, if you still cannot log in to your account, send an email to, and you will be assisted.

What is myLife?

MyLife UNISA email system enables students to contact the university directly for information. It is the easiest way for the university to communicate with its students.

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Ensure you keep your myLife UNISA account credentials safe. The myLife account is a crucial part of the learning process at UNISA, so it is mandatory that you have an account as soon as possible. Make sure to log in to your myLife email account to check for new messages.

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