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									Accessing Your UNC Charlotte Exchange E-mail from Off-Campus
The Outlook Web Access tool allows you to access your e-mail residing on the UNC Charlotte Exchange
e-mail server from any Internet-connected computer.

The Outlook Web Access tool is very similar to the Outlook client with a few major exceptions:

       Personal Folders cannot be accessed using Outlook Web Access
       You cannot view another person’s calendar
       You cannot schedule meetings


To Access Your E-mail Via the Internet:
Step 1: Open your Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape, etc.).

Step 2: In the address window type http://unccmail.uncc.edu and press Enter.

Step 3: When the login window appears, enter your User Name and Outlook password and press Enter.

Step 4: Your account will open to the Inbox.

Step 5: If you have more than one page of e-mail messages, the Items field at the top right of the screen
        will indicate the number of pages. You can skip to the next page by clicking the navigation
        arrows to the right of the page numbers.

Inbox Folder

Outlook Web Access opens the Inbox folder by default after login. Unread messages appear in bold
with a yellow envelope icon on the left, while previously read messages have an open envelope icon.


Preview Pane

The Inbox folder default view gives you a reading pane with a preview of the highlighted e-mail message.
Click the Show/Hide Reading Pane icon in the toolbar to see the options for viewing the reading pane.
You can choose to have the reading pane display to the right or bottom of your Inbox, or you can turn this
option off.

Filtering

The Inbox (Messages) drop down menu above the toolbar is used to filter messages which appear in
the Inbox. For example, you can show only unread messages or sort by sender or subject. These
filters do not delete mail, they only change the message view. The current setting will be saved when
you log out of Outlook Web Access.


Composing Messages

Click the New icon on the toolbar to compose a new message.




Revised: 11/1/2004
Spell Check

Outlook Web Access includes a Spell Check feature. The Spell Check icon appears in the toolbar when
you open a new mail message. The first time you use this feature, you must specify the language as
English (United States). You may also choose to Always check spelling before sending, then click
Check Document to perform the check.


Fonts and Colors

You can change the font in your message by clicking the large A to the left of the font setting. This font
window displays all the fonts installed on your computer. The drop down list to the right has 5 standard
fonts. You can change the font color by clicking the A with a red line underneath, which reveals a palette
for choosing a font color.


Addressing Messages

Click To, Cc, or Bcc to open the Find Names dialogue box. You can choose between Global Address
List and Contacts in the Find names in: drop down list. Type in the information you know about your
intended recipient. You can narrow your search by providing as much information as possible, then
click Find. Click the recipient, and then click To, Cc, or Bcc. Once you have finished adding names,
click Close to return to the message.


Attachments

The paper clip icon on the toolbar launches a window which allows you to browse for the file you want to
attach to your mail message. Click Browse to Choose a file to attach:, click Attach to Add the file to
the list. Attached files are shown in the Current file attachments box. To remove attached files, check
the box next to the file name and then click Remove. When you’ve completed selecting the files to
attach, click Close.


Calendar Folder

To access the calendar, click the Calendar tab on the lower left side of the Folders list.



Appointment Reminders
When you login to Outlook Web Access, any appointment reminders that you previously assigned will
appear in a popup window. You can choose Dismiss All to close all the reminders, Open Item to open
the highlighted appointment or Dismiss to remove the highlighted reminder. Snooze allows you to
postpone a reminder for a selected period of time. Selecting Close will move the reminders to the
bottom left of the screen for this session but they will reappear as a popup on your next login.



Options
The Options tab on the lower left side of the window allows you to set the Out of Office Assistant and
change various personal preferences such as displaying signatures, changing formatting and
appearance and using spell check. You can also change your Outlook password and recover deleted
items. Use the Save and Close icon on the toolbar to save your preferences before closing.


Revised: 11/1/2004
Log Off
When you’ve completed work in Outlook Web Access, click the Log Off icon in the upper right of the
toolbar. You will receive a Microsoft Outlook Web Access page with the message You have been
logged off. Click Close and you will receive a Microsoft Explorer pop-up window asking if you want to
close the window, click Yes.




Revised: 11/1/2004

								
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