Changing Your Email Password
Log in with your Bannerweb ID and password. Follow the instructions on the page. Make note of the password restrictions when creating a password. http://go.middlebury.edu/activate.
For generic accounts -- such as admissions, cashier, alumni -- you must log into the account via webmail, http://mail.middlebury.edu. In the upper right of the page is Options. In the Option page is a left navigation where you'll find Change Password.
Controlling Your Spam
Middlebury maintains a spam server for all of our incoming messages. You may occasionally get messages from the server alerting of held messages. You can log into the server using your Middlebury id and password (same as email). From there you choose to deliver or whitelist addressses. http://go.middlebury.edu/spam
[avast SUSPICIOUS] Subject
Our campus anti-virus software, Avast, installs a plug-in to Outlook. This plug-in runs whenever you're in Outlook, checking messages for viruses and malware. If ever a message is sent without a subject line, Avast will automatically enter [avast SUSPICIOUS] in the subject. It does not mean you have a virus, or that you received one. Moral: always enter a brief meaningful subject for your messages. PS: Avast also has a good, free version for personal use.
I'm not receiving new emails or There are messages in my Outbox
Although there could be many reasons for not getting messages, the most common reason we've seen on campus is Outlook has disconnected from the server. In Outlook, pull down the File menu, if Work Offline has a check next to it, or you see Offline or Disconnected in the lower right of your Outlook window, then Outlook isn't checking the server. Pull down the File menu, select Work Offline to force it to connect; it will prompt you to login. On a Mac pull down the Entourage menu, select Work Offline.