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Email Sharing and Delegation

Office 365 allows many email sharing and delegation options for email, from sharing the Inbox or another folder, to allowing another individual to completely manage a mailbox (delegation), including sending as or on behalf of the mailbox owner. If you are trying to share your mailbox with someone else, some options may require setting up […]

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Connecting a Desktop E-Mail Client to Office 365

Here are some quick tips for you to be able to view your email on the same server through other clients, such as Outlook 2016. LITS Recommends and Supports Outlook 2016 for Windows 7 or 10 or Mac OS X, see our guidance here on when to choose Outlook. Instructions for other clients are strictly […]

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When to Use the Outlook 2016 Desktop Client

LITS recommends using the Outlook Web App (OWA) for email and calendar. OWA provides a simple, streamlined mail and calendar experience with the functionality required by the majority of community members. For a small number of functions, the Outlook 2016 desktop client is required or recommended for an improved experience. See below for differences between the […]

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Using Your College Email

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Office 365 offers a robust Web-based email client and a wide range of additional features. The materials below will help you get started. Please note, College offices including HR, the Provost’s and Deans’ offices, Residential Life, and Moodle will communicate with you via your Bryn Mawr email address. Employees should not forward their email to an […]

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Using Your College Calendar

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Need to set up a meeting with your professor? Want to set up an appointment with a coworker, but not sure when they are available? Use your Calendar in Office 365 to set up an appointment! The Calendar lets you schedule appointments, make the meeting private or public, and set up a time when all […]

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Managing Junk (Spam) and Clutter in Office 365


With Zimbra, Bryn Mawr used a service called SpamCheck (powered by Proofpoint) to filter email for spam, phishing, and virus-infected messages. With the transition to Office 365, we have retired SpamCheck and Proofpoint and consolidated these services in your 365 inbox. If you receive an email that you believe is spam or a phishing attempt: […]

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Syncing Your Bryn Mawr Email & Calendar on Mobile Devices

This post exclusively covers setting up your mobile device to sync your college mail. For information on other Office mobile apps, please see our Microsoft Office Mobile Apps post. We recommend using your device’s native Exchange sync (see below). You can also try the OWA (Outlook Web App), which you can access either from your […]

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Email Spam & Phishing

Spam email is unsolicited email sent to your email address. Here are some tips and tricks on how to avoid spam, as well as how to block it, and what to do if important emails are being marked as spam. What is spam? Spam is unsolicited email. Much like junk mail from the post office, […]

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Using People and the Bryn Mawr College Directory (Address Book)


People is where you can access the Bryn Mawr College Directory and store details for additional personal contacts. The Basics People overview Adding a Contact When composing an email, begin typing a name or email address into the To field, then hit tab or click Search Directory to locate a contact from the Bryn Mawr […]

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Automatic Email Handling with Rules

  Rules are filters you can use to organize your email. They apply to incoming email as it arrives, and can be used to send select messages into a particular folder, mark them with a category, delete them altogether, and more. Inbox Rules Suppose you’re working on a group project and arrange with your partners […]

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