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Connecting a Desktop E-Mail Client to Office 365

Posted May 22, 2016

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 […]

When to Use the Outlook 2016 Desktop Client

Posted May 21, 2016

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 […]

Using Your College Email

Posted May 21, 2016
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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 […]

Managing Junk (Spam) and Clutter in Office 365

Posted May 20, 2016
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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: […]

Accessing Your College Email & Calendar on Mobile Devices

Posted May 20, 2016

This post exclusively covers accessing your College email and calendar from your mobile device. For information on other Office mobile apps, please see our Microsoft Office Mobile Apps post. While you have the option to sync your email using the built-in mail app on your phone, we recommend downloading the Outlook App from your device’s […]

Email Spam & Phishing

Posted May 20, 2016

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, […]

Automatic Email Handling with Rules

Posted May 20, 2016

Rules Video (mobile-friendly version)   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 […]

Using Email Encryption in Office 365

Posted May 19, 2016
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Encrypted email is required if you must send messages containing certain types financial or personal information (i.e. credit card or Social Security numbers). Community members can send an encrypted message by including the text [ENCRYPT] in the email subject line: If you try to send an unencrypted email containing what appears to be a Social […]

Exporting Your Email and OneDrive Files

Posted May 18, 2016

As students graduate and employees leave the College, access to their College accounts will change. To back up email and OneDrive data from Office 365, follow these instructions:    

Advanced Query Search in the Outlook Web App

Posted May 9, 2016

Need to fine tune your Office 365 Outlook Web App searches? Use Advanced Query Search keywords to find exactly what you’re looking for in Mail and Calendar. This document explains how to use AQS and contains a list of some of the most common AQS keywords. Search Video (mobile-friendly version)

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