Outlook Web Access (OWA) for Exchange

  • Last updated on: 2016-01-29
  • Authored by: Rackspace Support

Microsoft Exchange allows users to access and manage their email online through the Outlook Web Access (OWA) interface. OWA provides a full functional Calendar with the ability to manage Contacts. OWA also allows users to to create rules, set their out-of-office reply, and manage their domain’s Public Folders, among other features.

Microsoft Exchange 2010 OWA features

Microsoft Exchange 2010 is fully compatible with most browsers.

Log in to OWA for Exchange 2010 at https://connect.emailsrvr.com.

After login, OWA offers these options:

  • This is a public or shared computer - This option allows you to be logged in for 1 hour before logging you out automatically.

  • This is a private computer - This option allows you to be logged in for 24 hours before logging you out automatically.

  • Use the light version of Outlook Web App - This removes some the features of OWA.

Contacts

Microsoft Exchange 2010 lets you manage your contacts through the OWA interface.

You can add new contacts, import/export old contacts using a .CSV file, set categories, and sort through contacts alphabetically, all while syncing to mobile device and email clients.

Calendar

Microsoft Exchange 2010 lets you manage your appointments and meetings through the OWA interface.

You can share your calendar, create personal calendars, add shared calendars within your domain, and publish a calendar online, all while syncing to mobile device and email clients.

Tasks

Microsoft Exchange 2010 lets you manage your tasks through the OWA interface.

You can create new tasks, manage tasks, and create task lists.

Public Folders

Microsoft Exchange 2010 lets you update your domain’s Public Folders through the OWA interface while syncing with email clients.

Options

Microsoft Web Access provides several options to manage email accounts. While in the Webmail interface, select Settings in the top right hand corner to see a list of features and options:

Account: My Account

  • Account Information - This section allows you to update your personal information such as display name, contact info, and and access settings for email clients to set up Exchange with IMAP and POP access.

  • Shortcuts - This section allows you to set up your Out of Office notification and also access the auto configuration tool to set up your Outlook email client.

Organize Email: Inbox Rules

  • Inbox Rules - This section allows you to create inbox rules for incoming mail. You can route email to specific folders in your inbox tree structure.

Organize Email: Automatic Replies

  • Automatic Replies - This section allows you to set up your Out of Office notifications for incoming email.

Organize Email: Delivery Reports

  • Delivery Reports - Use Delivery Reports to search for delivery information about messages that you have sent or received. You can narrow the search to messages with certain keywords in the subject.

Settings: Mail

  • Email Signature - You can add a new signature and assign it to your outgoing email.

  • Read Receipts - You can choose how to respond to read receipts.

  • Reading Pane - You can choose how your email will be displayed and how email should be marked after reading.

  • Conversations - You can choose how to sort messages in your reading pane and conversation lists.

Settings: Calendar

  • Appearance - You can control how your calendar is displayed by choosing your work week, setting your work hours, and setting the first day of the week.

  • Reminders - You can choose how to be alerted for new calendar events as well as alert times.

  • Automatic Processing - You can control how meeting requests, responses, and notifications are handled.

  • Text Messaging Notifications - the option to receive text message notifications for new calendar events and alerts.

Settings: General

  • Email Name Resolution - Choose how names should be resolved by either your Global Address Book or Contacts.

  • Accessibility - Choose how to use the blind and low vision features for a better viewing experience.

Settings: Regional

  • Regional Settings - Set your preferred language, time, and current time zone.

Phone: Mobile Phones

  • Mobile Phones - Use Mobile Phones to remove a phone from the list, access your device recovery password, initiate a remote device wipe, or block your phone if lost.

Phone: Text Messaging

  • Text Messaging (SMS) - You can send notifications to your mobile device for calendar events and inbox rules.

Block or Allow

  • Junk Email Settings - Automatically filter junk email or move to the junk folder; monitor and set up safelists and blacklists for incoming email.

Microsoft Exchange 2007 OWA features

Log in to OWA for Exchange 2007 at https://outlook.rackspace.com.

Microsoft Exchange 2007 is fully compatible with Internet Explorer 7 and later releases. A light version is available for alternative browsers.

After login, OWA offers these options:

  • This is a public or shared computer - This option allows you to be logged in for 1 hour before logging you out automatically.

  • This is a private computer - This option allows you to be logged in for 24 hours before logging you out automatically.

Contacts

Microsoft Exchange 2007 lets you manage your contacts through the OWA interface. You can add new contacts, import/export old contacts using a .CSV file, set categories, and sort through contacts alphabetically, all while syncing to mobile devices and email clients.

Calendar

Microsoft Exchange 2007 lets you manage your appointments and meetings through the OWA interface. You can share your calendar, create personal calendars, add shared calendars within your domain and publish a calendar online while syncing to mobile device and email clients.

Set Up Out Of Office

Microsoft Exchange 2010 lets you set up your Out Of Office replies through the OWA interface. This can be useful while you’re on a long vacation or away from the office for a few days.

Regional Settings

Microsoft Exchange 2007 lets you control your language, date, and time settings through the OWA interface.

Mobile Devices

Microsoft Exchange 2007 lets you wipe your mobile device through the OWA interface in case the device is lost or stolen.

Junk Email

Microsoft Exchange 2010 lets you add recipients to a safelist or blacklist and determine where to move junk email to.

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