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Working with Messages
In addition to reading and sending e-mail messages, you can customize your messages by adding attachments, requesting receipts when a message is read or delivered, and adding a category to a message. You can use folders to organize your messages just as you'd use a file system to organize papers. You can manage the messages you receive by using rules to sort them into different folders. By default, Outlook Web App uses Conversation view in all e-mail folders whenever the Reading Pane is turned on. Conversation view displays every message in a conversation in a single view.

Using the Calendar
Your calendar is like a calendar on the wall, but with lots of extra features. When you add an appointment to your calendar, you can customize it in many ways, for example, adding attachments, filling in as many details as you want, setting a reminder, or making it a repeating appointment so it's automatically added to your calendar on a regular basis.

In addition to creating appointments, you can set up meetings. A meeting is just like an appointment, except you send an invitation to the other people who would be attending the meeting. Each person you invite gets an e-mail message with the details of the meeting. Depending on their e-mail service, they may be able to use the message they receive to add the meeting to their own calendar.

The Contacts folder of your mailbox is like a Rolodex or address book with an entry for each person or group you want to store information about. You can create a contact to store information about a person or business you want to communicate with.

Groups let you create a single entry that includes multiple contacts. When you send a message to a group, it goes to every contact in the group.

If your have a cloud-based mailbox, you can import contacts from other e-mail accounts.

Your mailbox is ready to use as soon as you sign in. You don't have to change any settings or turn anything on or off to start sending and receiving e-mail messages. However, you might still want to change some settings to suit your preferences.

You can do things like automatically check spelling in your e-mail message before it's sent, add a signature to the messages you send, and select a default font, font size, and font color for your messages.

Other Ways to Connect to Your Mailbox
Connect to your mailbox using your favorite e-mail program In addition to Outlook Web App, you can access your mailbox with any of the following:

  • Office Outlook 2010.
  • Mobile phones that run Windows Mobile software and support Exchange ActiveSync, including Windows Mobile 5.0, Windows Mobile 6.0 and later versions.
  • Mobile phones that use POP3 or IMAP4 e-mail programs, like the Apple iPhone.
  • POP3 or IMAP4 e-mail programs, for example, Outlook Express, Entourage for MAC OS X, and Windows Mail, to name a few.


outlookLearning About Live@Edu



The Outlook Live Window   Outlook Live Features
Receiving Mail   Sending Mail
Include Attachments   Conversations
Searching   Junk Mail
Tasks   Calendar
Options   Contacts
OneDrive   Office Web Apps

Visit the Microsoft Live@edu Training Center for videos and tutorials on many of the features in Live@edu. Make sure you click on the USE tab.


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September 2, 2014