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Exchange is Microsoft's email service which now graces our campus. The service is provided to us by Middlebury College. Outlook for PC and Entourage for the Mac are the clients you install and run from your computer to connect to the Exchange system.  
 
Exchange is Microsoft's email service which now graces our campus. The service is provided to us by Middlebury College. Outlook for PC and Entourage for the Mac are the clients you install and run from your computer to connect to the Exchange system.  
===[[General FAQs]]===
 
  
=== Setting Up Your Exchange Account ===  
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=== [[General FAQs]] ===
  
To use your Exchange email account hosted at Middlebury you must first activate your account. Then you can configure your computer using Microsoft Office Outlook or Entourage to access email. Below are instructions.
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=== Setting Up Your Exchange Account  ===
  
==== [[Activating Your Middlebury Account]] ====
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To use your Exchange email account hosted at Middlebury you must first activate your account. Then you can configure your computer using Microsoft Office Outlook or Entourage to access email. Below are instructions.  
All MIIS registered students, faculty and staff are given network accounts with access to various Middlebury resources. Click '''[[Activating Your Middlebury Account|here]]''' for instructions on activating your Middlebury network and email account.
 
  
====[[Configuring Your FirstClass Account]] ====
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==== [[Activating Your Middlebury Account]] ====
During this transition from FirstClass to Exchange, we'll be using two email systems and you'll have an account on both systems. To convert to Exchange, you must set your FirstClass account to forward incoming messages and manage your FirstClass Mailbox appropriately.  Click '''[[Configuring Your FirstClass Account|here]]''' for instructions on configuring your FirstClass account to forward messages to your Exchange account.
 
  
====WebMail====
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All MIIS registered students, faculty and staff are given network accounts with access to various Middlebury resources. Click '''[[Activating Your Middlebury Account|here]]''' for instructions on activating your Middlebury network and email account.  
The easiest way to access your new email account is to use your '''web browser''' to access the email server directly at: '''[http://mail.middlebury.edu http://mail.middlebury.edu]'''
 
  
The "Outlook Web Access" interface includes many basic and intermediate mail functions and performs very well over the Internet. Best results are found using Microsoft's Internet Explorer, but you can use other web browsers like FireFox, Safari or Chrome, etc.  Results with these other browsers may vary.
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==== [[Configuring Your FirstClass Account]] ====
  
====Configuring Email Clients====
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During this transition from FirstClass to Exchange, we'll be using two email systems and you'll have an account on both systems. To convert to Exchange, you must set your FirstClass account to forward incoming messages and manage your FirstClass Mailbox appropriately. Click '''[[Configuring Your FirstClass Account|here]]''' for instructions on configuring your FirstClass account to forward messages to your Exchange account.  
If you currently own and use a mail client to access other email accounts, you can very likely use this same client to access your new Exchange account.  Here are instructions for some popular email clients.
 
  
====[[Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003]] ====
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==== WebMail ====
  
====[[Configuring Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac]]====
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The easiest way to access your new email account is to use your '''web browser''' to access the email server directly at: '''[http://mail.middlebury.edu http://mail.middlebury.edu]'''
  
====[http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/lis/help/helpdesk/documentation/email/imap_pop3_smtp.htm#smtp_change Configuring Microsoft Entourage Home & Student Edition for Mac]====
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The Webmail interface includes many basic and intermediate mail functions and performs very well over the Internet. Best results are found using Microsoft's Internet Explorer, but you can use other web browsers like FireFox, Safari or Chrome, etc. Results with these other browsers may vary.  
The Home & Student edition of the Microsoft Entourage does not support connection to an Exchange server using Exchange's native protocol. However you can configure this version to connect to via another protocol called IMAP. The link above takes you to generalized instructions for configuring any client (Entourage Student ed., Mac mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc).
 
  
===Your Email Address===
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==== Configuring Desktop Email Clients ====
MIIS currently uses two email addresses for each person.  Your new Exchange email address is generally your Middlebury network account '''username''' followed by the domain '''@exchange.miis.edu'''.  If your name is Joe Student, your email address will most likely be jstudent@exchange.miis.edu.  If you have a name that matches someone already registered at Middlebury, your username may be slightly different.  FirstClass accounts still use the standard '''firstname.lastname@miis.edu''' format.  If you have followed the instructions above to forward mail from your FirstClass account on to your Exchange account, you may use the @miis.edu address for receiving all outside mail.  If you did not set up forwarding, you will have to use your @exchange.miis.edu address for all outside mail. 
 
  
On or about September 15, 2009 all @miis.edu addresses will be transferred to the Exchange server. At that time both @miis.edu and @exchange.miis.edu addresses should start being delivered exclusively to your Exchange account.
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If you currently own and use a desktop email client to access other accounts, you can very likely use this same client to access your new Exchange account. Here are instructions for some popular email clients.
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==== [[Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003]]  ====
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==== [[Configuring Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac]] ====
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==== [http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/lis/help/helpdesk/documentation/email/imap_pop3_smtp.htm#smtp_change Configuring Microsoft Entourage Home & Student Edition for Mac] ====
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*The Home & Student edition of Microsoft Entourage does not support connection to an Exchange server using Exchange's native protocol. However you can configure this version to connect via another protocol called IMAP. The link above takes you to generalized instructions for configuring any client (Entourage Student ed., Mac mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc).
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=== Your Email Address ===
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MIIS currently uses two email addresses for each person. Your new Exchange email address is generally your '''network account ''''''username''' followed by the domain '''@miis.edu'''.
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If your name is Joe Student, your email address will most likely be jstudent@miis.edu.
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If you have a name that matches someone already registered at Middlebury, your username may be slightly different.You will also&nbsp; be able to use the standard '''firstname.lastname@miis.edu''' format. <br>
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On or about September 15, 2009 all @miis.edu addresses will be transferred to the Exchange server. At that time both @miis.edu and @exchange.miis.edu addresses should start being delivered exclusively to your Exchange account.

Revision as of 15:46, 18 August 2009

Exchange is Microsoft's email service which now graces our campus. The service is provided to us by Middlebury College. Outlook for PC and Entourage for the Mac are the clients you install and run from your computer to connect to the Exchange system.

General FAQs

Setting Up Your Exchange Account

To use your Exchange email account hosted at Middlebury you must first activate your account. Then you can configure your computer using Microsoft Office Outlook or Entourage to access email. Below are instructions.

Activating Your Middlebury Account

All MIIS registered students, faculty and staff are given network accounts with access to various Middlebury resources. Click here for instructions on activating your Middlebury network and email account.

Configuring Your FirstClass Account

During this transition from FirstClass to Exchange, we'll be using two email systems and you'll have an account on both systems. To convert to Exchange, you must set your FirstClass account to forward incoming messages and manage your FirstClass Mailbox appropriately. Click here for instructions on configuring your FirstClass account to forward messages to your Exchange account.

WebMail

The easiest way to access your new email account is to use your web browser to access the email server directly at: http://mail.middlebury.edu

The Webmail interface includes many basic and intermediate mail functions and performs very well over the Internet. Best results are found using Microsoft's Internet Explorer, but you can use other web browsers like FireFox, Safari or Chrome, etc. Results with these other browsers may vary.

Configuring Desktop Email Clients

If you currently own and use a desktop email client to access other accounts, you can very likely use this same client to access your new Exchange account. Here are instructions for some popular email clients.

Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003

Configuring Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac

Configuring Microsoft Entourage Home & Student Edition for Mac

  • The Home & Student edition of Microsoft Entourage does not support connection to an Exchange server using Exchange's native protocol. However you can configure this version to connect via another protocol called IMAP. The link above takes you to generalized instructions for configuring any client (Entourage Student ed., Mac mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc).

Your Email Address

MIIS currently uses two email addresses for each person. Your new Exchange email address is generally your network account 'username' followed by the domain @miis.edu.

If your name is Joe Student, your email address will most likely be jstudent@miis.edu.

If you have a name that matches someone already registered at Middlebury, your username may be slightly different.You will also  be able to use the standard firstname.lastname@miis.edu format.

On or about September 15, 2009 all @miis.edu addresses will be transferred to the Exchange server. At that time both @miis.edu and @exchange.miis.edu addresses should start being delivered exclusively to your Exchange account.