Microsoft Exchange Email at MIIS

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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.

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 accounts on various Middlebury resources.

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 Mailbox appropriately.

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 "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 or Chrome, etc.

Configuring Email Clients

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

Configuring Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac

Configuring Microsoft Entourage Home & Student Edition for Mac

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).