Users have the choice of accessing Outlook by using client software that resides on the desktop, or by using a browser to connect to a web-based interface. With web-based software, you can access Outlook from any computer that has an Internet connection.
Note for new faculty: Your UMW e-mail account is available to you about a day after attending employee orientation in the Office of Human Resources. For security reasons, passwords may not be distributed via e-mail or phone; you may get your account information right from your desk. See the web page about Finding Your Net ID and Changing Your Password to get your account information.
Note: Unless connected via VPN, all off-campus access needs to be through the Outlook Web Interface. Information about setting up VPN (UMW Login required) is available.
Microsoft Outlook – An application developed by Microsoft Corporation that is used on Windows-based systems to view and manage e-mail, calendars, tasks, contacts, note taking, journals, and web browsing. Microsoft Outlook can be accessed through two platforms: a client-based format on the desktop and a web-based format accessible through a browser.
Microsoft Exchange – Central systems developed by Microsoft that are used to support e-mail, file sharing, and other collaboration tools.
Microsoft Active Directory – The software used by networking professionals to maintain network directories for Exchange.