Outlook Web Access for Exchange

  • Last updated on: 2016-07-18
  • Authored by: Rackspace Support

Microsoft Exchange enables users to access and manage their email online through the Outlook Web Access (OWA) interface. OWA provides a fully functional calendar with the ability to manage contacts. Users can also 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.

When you log in, OWA offers the following options:

  • This is a public or shared computer: Allows you to be logged in for 1 hour before you are automatically logged out.

  • This is a private computer: Allows you to be logged in for 24 hours you are automatically logged out.

  • Use the light version of Outlook Web App: Removes some of the features of OWA.

Contacts

You can manage manage your contacts through the OWA interface. You can add new contacts, import and export old contacts by using a .CSV file, set categories, and sort through contacts alphabetically, while synchronizing with mobile devices and email clients.

Calendar

You can share your calendar, create personal calendars, add shared calendars within your domain, and publish a calendar online, while synchronizing with mobile devices and email clients.

Tasks

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

Public Folders

You can update your domain’s public folders through the OWA interface while synchronizing with email clients.

Options

OWA provides several options for managing email accounts. In the Webmail interface, select Settings in the top-right corner to see a list of features and options.

Account

  • Account Information: Update your personal information such as your display name, contact information, and access settings for email clients to set up Exchange with IMAP and POP access.

  • Shortcuts: Set up your out-of-office notification and access the auto configuration tool to set up your Outlook email client.

Organize Email

  • Inbox Rules: Create inbox rules for incoming mail. You can route email to specific folders in your inbox tree structure.

  • Automatic Replies: Set up your Out of Office notifications for incoming email.

  • Delivery Reports: 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: Add a new signature and assign it to your outgoing email.

  • Read Receipts: Choose how to respond to read receipts.

  • Reading Pane: Choose how your email is displayed and how email is marked after reading.

  • Conversations: Choose how to sort messages in your reading pane and conversation lists.

Settings: Calendar

  • Appearance: Control how your calendar is displayed by choosing your work week, setting your work hours, and setting the first day of the week.

  • Reminders: Choose how and when you are alerted for new calendar events.

  • Automatic Processing: Control how meeting requests, responses, and notifications are handled.

  • Text Messaging Notifications: 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

  • Set your preferred language, time, and current time zone.

Phone

  • Mobile Phones: Remove a phone from the list, access your device recovery password, initiate a remote device wipe, or block your phone.

  • Text Messaging (SMS): Send notifications to your mobile device for calendar events and inbox rules.

Block or Allow

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

Microsoft Exchange 2007 OWA features

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

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

When you log in, OWA offers the following options:

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

  • This is a private computer - Allows you to be logged in for 24 hours before you are automatically logged out.

Contacts

You can add new contacts, import and export old contacts by using a .CSV file, set categories, and sort through contacts alphabetically, while synchronizing to mobile devices and email clients.

Calendar

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

Set Up out-of-office replies

You can set up your out-of-office replies.

Regional Settings

You can control your language, date, and time settings.

Mobile Devices

You can wipe your mobile device, in case the device is lost or stolen.

Junk Email

You can add recipients to a safelist or blacklist and determine where to move junk email.

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