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Breaking the WebMail Habit Jason Hale Fall 2007 Advantages of WebMail Can check/Send e-mail from any networked computer (vacations, home, conferences, labs, classrooms) Access old e-mails from any networked computer No software to install/configure (just a web browser)

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breaking the webmail habit

Breaking the WebMail Habit

Jason Hale

Fall 2007

Visit us on the Web at www.olemiss.edu/depts/it.

advantages of webmail
Advantages of WebMail
  • Can check/Send e-mail from any networked computer(vacations, home, conferences, labs, classrooms)
  • Access old e-mails from any networked computer
  • No software to install/configure(just a web browser)

Visit us on the Web at www.olemiss.edu/depts/it.

disadvantages of webmail
Disadvantages of WebMail

What does audience think?

  • Slow, depending on server and network load
  • 2 Quotas
    • Inbox Quota: Can’t be expanded
    • Sunset Quota: Default 5MB (expandable)
  • Can only access e-mail when on the network
  • Crude user interface

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stretching your webmail quota
Stretching Your WebMail Quota
  • Sunset quota 5MB by default
  • expandable by special request to kfg@olemiss.edu
  • Save messages from inbox into named folders so they won’t count against your inbox quota
  • Delete no-longer-needed incoming or sent messages

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coming this winter new webmail
Coming this Winter: New WebMail
  • 100MB student quota
  • 300MB employee quota
  • Save messages from inbox into named folders
  • Delete no-longer-needed incoming or sent messages

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alternatives to webmail
Alternatives to WebMail
  • Eudora for Windows or Mac
  • Outlook Express
  • Outlook 2000/XP/2003
  • Outlook 2007
  • Thunderbird

Instructions: http://www.olemiss.edu/email/Download: http://www.olemiss.edu/helpdesk/resources.html#software

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viewing webmail
Viewing Webmail

Sunset

http://webmail.olemiss.edu

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popping e mail leave a copy on server

Eudora

Popping E-Mail:Leave a copy on server

Sunset

Popped messages can be viewed with client ondesktop/laptop.

http://webmail.olemiss.edu

Server copies can be accessed from Web-Mail

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popping e mail

Eudora

Popping E-Mail

Sunset

http://webmail.olemiss.edu

NO copy left on server

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popped e mail

Eudora

Popped E-Mail

Sunset

then lives on PC or laptopand is viewable there only by the client software that popped it.

http://webmail.olemiss.edu

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Popped E-Mail

Outlook

Sunset

then lives on PC or laptopand is viewable there only by the client software that popped it.

http://webmail.olemiss.edu

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generic pop e mail settings
Generic Pop E-Mail Settings
  • 'Incoming/POP' server set to pop.olemiss.edu
  • Enable SSL encryption for POP
  • Outgoing/SMTP’ server set: mail.olemiss.edu

Latest Generic Settings:http://www.olemiss.edu/email/instructions/generic.pdf

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folders
Folders
  • Create folders to organize e-mails
  • Move (drag) e-mails from in-box to named folders
  • Easily find e-mails from your work history
  • Folders may be nested within other folders
  • Automatically divert incoming e-mail to folders

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Folders

Outlook Example

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searching for e mails
Searching for E-mails

Outlook Example

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sorting e mails
Sorting E-mails
  • ascending or descending
  • by “From” or “To”
  • by “Subject”
  • by date received or sent
  • by flagged status

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sorting by from
Sorting by “From”

Outlook Example

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flagging e mails
Flagging E-mails
  • Flag (color-code) an e-mail based on some category you invent
  • Example flags:purple = ToDored = Delegatedgreen = Awaiting Input from Othersetc.

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Flagging E-mails

Outlook Example

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other e mail stuff
Other E-mail Stuff
  • Campus Spam Filter
  • E-Mail to Groups
  • Auto Completion
  • Filters
  • Attachments
  • Virus-free E-mailing

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