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Accessing Exchange calendar and email at home or on the road via Outlook Web App

You can access your Exchange calendar and email at home or any time you are away from the office.

When you are at home or traveling, you can access your Exchange calendar and email. You can log in to Outlook Web App (OWA) or you can use an Exchange client like Outlook.

Outlook Web App

Outlook Web App (OWA) is available at https://email.brockport.edu and offers the same core features as are available in Outlook, including mail, calendar, contacts, tasks, shared calendars, vacation automatic replies, safe sender lists, checking your Exchange quota, and more. OWA works in all modern browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome on Windows and Firefox, Safari on Mac OS X. You should consider using OWA to access your Exchange calendar and email, rather than an Exchange client like Outlook.

Logging into Outlook Web App

For security purposes, each time you access Exchange you will be prompted for your credentials. Enter your information in the following format:

  • Domain\user name: win\your_netid
  • Password: your_netid_password

Outlook Web App Security Settings

When logging into Outlook Web App, the login page allows you to select whether you are at a Public or Private Computer. The selection of this option will impact your experience when logged in. Select the appropriate option based on the information below:

  • This is a public or shared computer: Select this option when you are at a public computer such as a kiosk in a coffee shop, hotel, or library. Selecting this option will restrict your ability to download attachments and accidentally leave sensitive information on a public computer. This option will also cause OWA to log you out after a shorter period of inactivity.
  • This is a private computer: Select this option when you are at your office or home computer. Selecting this option will allow you to download and save attachments to your computer. This option will also allow you to stay logged in for a longer period of inactivity.

Mobile Users (Laptops)

If you have a laptop and move between on campus and off campus, you will continue to have access to Exchange regardless of your location.

Outlook 2007 & Outlook 2010

Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 will automatically detect appropriate settings based on your location. This feature, known as Outlook Anywhere, ensures that Outlook is always configured for your location. Regardless of whether you are on campus or off campus, you will have access to your Exchange calendar, email, Global Address List (GAL), and other Exchange features.

Outlook 2007 & Outlook 2010 configuration information is available at:

Mac Mail.app, iCal

Mac Mail/iCal allow you to access your Exchange calendar and email from off campus. Regardless of whether you are on campus or off campus, you will have access to your Exchange calendar, email, Global Address List (GAL), and other Exchange features.

Mac Mail.app configuration information is available at:

Mobile Devices

You can configure Exchange on a number of mobile devices:

  • Configuring iPhone, iPod, and iPad
  • Configuring Android
  • Configuring Blackberry

You can use your mobile device to access Exchange from both on campus and off campus.

Information about connecting mobile devices is available at: http://www.brockport.edu/lits/email/exchange

Documentation adapted from Illinois State University - http://helpdesk.illinoisstate.edu

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exchange/accessing-exchange.txt · Last modified: 2014/06/11 14:29 by dhoenk