Employee Email - Microsoft Outlook

Employee Email - Microsoft Outlook

New mail retention policies effective May 31, 2012

Effective May 31, 2012, both the Mimosa archive system and the 1YearRetention managed folder were eliminated. Faculty and staff were encouraged to review messages stored in these areas before the May 31, 2012 deadline. All messages in the Mimosa Archive system and 1YearRetention managed folder were irretrievably deleted when these system components were decommissioned.

The length of time that email messages are retained in your standard mailbox folders was increased from 60 days to 90 days. Non-mail mailbox folders (such as Calendar [365 days], Tasks [365 days], and Contacts [never]) remained unchanged, as did Deleted Items [7 days] and Junk E-mail [30 days]. Look for updates to this page which describe the retention timing and process in detail as well as information on the "Recover Deleted Items" option which gives you 14 days to retrieve a message that has aged out.

A new tutorial explaining how you can save important emails is now available.

Upgrade to Exchange 2010 - February 2012

During the week of February 6th, 2012 we moved mailboxes from our old Exchange 2007 servers to our new Exchange 2010 servers.

The most apparent change introduced by this upgrade was with the webmail interface at https://webmail.bloomu.edu/, now referred to as Outlook Web App.

The premium experience, previously only available in Internet Explorer, is now available in a wide range of web browsers and platforms including Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari, and has been enhanced to include even more features.

The default view in Outlook Web App features Conversation mode.

Conversation mode groups messages together based on the subject line. If you would prefer to turn Conversation mode off, you can do so easily by clicking the down arrow next to “Conversations by Date” and then unchecking Conversation, as pictured.


This is a per-folder setting so you will have to turn it off for each desired folder separately, but the setting for each folder will be remembered no matter what browser or computer you log in from, so you only have to change it one time.

Email - Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is the software available for employee email. Employees may access Outlook by using the full featured desktop client (click Start-[All Programs]-Desktop Software-Microsoft Outlook).

Important note - If working away from your office computer, you may use a Remote Desktop Connection to utilize the Outlook desktop client on your office computer.

Email via an Internet Connection Using Webmail - Outlook Web App

Employees may log into Outlook Web App using their university user id and password. Outlook Web App offers great flexibility as users can view and compose university email from any computer with an internet connection.

NOTE: The following limitations exist when using Webmail, versus using the full-featured desktop client:

  • Cannot assign delegate permissions.
  • Cannot open others calendars or folders if you have been provided delegate rights.
  • Unable to view personal folders (PST) created on your office hard drive.
  • Important note - you may use a Remote Desktop Connection to utilize the Outlook desktop client on your office computer.

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