NHSmail Outlook Web App: User Guide

NHSmail Outlook Web App: User Guide

NHSmail Outlook Web

App: User Guide

Table of Contents

NHSmail Outlook WebApp: User Guide

......................................................................................................................................................... 1

Navigating around OWA

......................................................................................................................................................... 2

Mail page

......................................................................................................................................................... 2

Calendar page

......................................................................................................................................................... 3

People page

......................................................................................................................................................... 4

Tasks page

......................................................................................................................................................... 5

Settings page

......................................................................................................................................................... 6

Outlook Web App Help

......................................................................................................................................................... 7

Sending and receiving emails

......................................................................................................................................................... 8

Opening and deleting emails

......................................................................................................................................................... 8

Opening an email in your inbox

......................................................................................................................................................... 8

Deleting an email

......................................................................................................................................................... 9

Reply and reply all to an email

......................................................................................................................................................... 10

Forwarding emails

......................................................................................................................................................... 11

Sending an email using Directory contacts

......................................................................................................................................................... 12

Saving a draft email

......................................................................................................................................................... 14

Saving a draft email

......................................................................................................................................................... 14

Accessing draft emails

......................................................................................................................................................... 14

Deleting a draft email

......................................................................................................................................................... 15

Advanced email use

......................................................................................................................................................... 16

Setting email importance and sensitivity

......................................................................................................................................................... 16

Setting email importance

......................................................................................................................................................... 16

Setting email sensitivity

......................................................................................................................................................... 16

Opening and downloading an attachment

......................................................................................................................................................... 18

Sending an email with an attachment

......................................................................................................................................................... 19

Creating an email signature

......................................................................................................................................................... 21

Setting automatic replies (Out of Office)

......................................................................................................................................................... 22

Read and delivery receipts and Bcc

......................................................................................................................................................... 24

Requesting a read or delivery receipt

......................................................................................................................................................... 24

Hiding the names and email addresses of email recipients using Blind carbon copy(Bcc)

......................................................................................................................................................... 25

Permanently displaying the Blind carbon copy (Bcc) field

......................................................................................................................................................... 26

Viewing and finding emails

......................................................................................................................................................... 27

Setting up the reading pane

......................................................................................................................................................... 27

Grouping and sorting emails

......................................................................................................................................................... 28

Grouping emails

......................................................................................................................................................... 28

Viewing emails as conversations

......................................................................................................................................................... 29

Searching for items in your mailbox

......................................................................................................................................................... 30

Searching for emails

......................................................................................................................................................... 30

Moving junk emails

......................................................................................................................................................... 31

Mailbox management

......................................................................................................................................................... 32

Creating folders

......................................................................................................................................................... 32

Renaming, deleting and emptying folders

......................................................................................................................................................... 33

Moving emails to a folder

......................................................................................................................................................... 34

Adding folders to Favorites

......................................................................................................................................................... 35

Managing your mailbox quota

......................................................................................................................................................... 36

Reviewing your mailbox quota

......................................................................................................................................................... 36

Automatically emptying the deleted items folder

......................................................................................................................................................... 37

Categorising emails

......................................................................................................................................................... 41

Assigning a category

......................................................................................................................................................... 41

Removing a categorisation

......................................................................................................................................................... 41

Editing existing categories

......................................................................................................................................................... 42

Deleting an existing category

......................................................................................................................................................... 42

Changing the colour of an existing category

......................................................................................................................................................... 42

Creating and searching for categories

......................................................................................................................................................... 43

Creating a new category

......................................................................................................................................................... 43

Searching for a category

......................................................................................................................................................... 44

Deleted items information

......................................................................................................................................................... 38

Recovering a deleted item

......................................................................................................................................................... 38

Deleted Items folder

......................................................................................................................................................... 38

Other locations for deleted items

......................................................................................................................................................... 39

Advanced mailbox management

......................................................................................................................................................... 45

Inbox Rules to manage email

......................................................................................................................................................... 45

Creating a new rule

......................................................................................................................................................... 45

Turning off, editing and deleting a rule

......................................................................................................................................................... 47

Changing the order of your rules

......................................................................................................................................................... 47

Sharing email folders

......................................................................................................................................................... 48

Opening shared folders

......................................................................................................................................................... 49

Removing shared folder permissions

......................................................................................................................................................... 50

Additional mailbox rules information

......................................................................................................................................................... 51

Redirecting messaged to another email address

......................................................................................................................................................... 51

Delegated and shared mailboxes

......................................................................................................................................................... 53

Giving delegate access to your mailbox

......................................................................................................................................................... 53

Viewing and removing a delegated mailbox

......................................................................................................................................................... 56

Viewing other mailboxes

......................................................................................................................................................... 56

Removing mailboxes

......................................................................................................................................................... 57

Removing permissions to your mailbox

......................................................................................................................................................... 57

Managing a shared mailbox

......................................................................................................................................................... 58

Opening shared mailboxes

......................................................................................................................................................... 58

Removing access to a shared mailbox

......................................................................................................................................................... 59

Calendars, appointments and meetings

......................................................................................................................................................... 60

Creating an appointment and administering reminders and repetitions

......................................................................................................................................................... 60

Customising your work week in Calendar

......................................................................................................................................................... 65

Creating meetings and inviting attendees

......................................................................................................................................................... 66

Monitoring meeting invites

......................................................................................................................................................... 68

Using scheduling assistant

......................................................................................................................................................... 69

Changing and updating meetings

......................................................................................................................................................... 71

Managing calendar invites

......................................................................................................................................................... 72

Deleting and cancelling appointments and meetings

......................................................................................................................................................... 73

Changing your response to a meeting invite

......................................................................................................................................................... 74

Sharing calendars and calendar permissions

......................................................................................................................................................... 75

Sharing your calendar and setting permissions

......................................................................................................................................................... 75

Allowing access to your calendar

......................................................................................................................................................... 75

Changing permission levels and removing calendar access

......................................................................................................................................................... 77

Changing permission levels for your calendar

......................................................................................................................................................... 77

Removing access to your calendar

......................................................................................................................................................... 77

Opening other users’ calendars

......................................................................................................................................................... 78

Setting up the view of a shared calendar

......................................................................................................................................................... 79

Viewing a shared calendar

......................................................................................................................................................... 79

Changing the colour of a shared calendar

......................................................................................................................................................... 79

Viewing calendars in merged and split views

......................................................................................................................................................... 79

Additional calendar information

......................................................................................................................................................... 80

User generated calendar

......................................................................................................................................................... 80

Calendar groups

......................................................................................................................................................... 82

Managing contacts

......................................................................................................................................................... 85

Searching for a contact in the Directory

......................................................................................................................................................... 85

Adding someone from the Directory to your contacts

......................................................................................................................................................... 87

Creating a new contact

......................................................................................................................................................... 89

Editing a contact

......................................................................................................................................................... 90

Sorting contacts

......................................................................................................................................................... 92

Deleting a contact

......................................................................................................................................................... 93

Deleting a contact

......................................................................................................................................................... 93

Retrieving a deleted contact

......................................................................................................................................................... 94

Managing distribution groups and contact lists

......................................................................................................................................................... 95

Creating a distribution group

......................................................................................................................................................... 95

Editing a distribution group

......................................................................................................................................................... 96

Deleting a distribution group

......................................................................................................................................................... 97

Creating contact lists using folders

......................................................................................................................................................... 98

Editing personal contact lists

......................................................................................................................................................... 99

Renaming a contact list

......................................................................................................................................................... 99

Removing contacts from a contact list

......................................................................................................................................................... 99

Deleting a contact list

......................................................................................................................................................... 100

Managing tasks and reminders

......................................................................................................................................................... 101

Creating a task

......................................................................................................................................................... 101

Setting a task reminder

......................................................................................................................................................... 103

Using flags to set reminders

......................................................................................................................................................... 104

Managing reminders

......................................................................................................................................................... 105

Editing and deleting a reminder

......................................................................................................................................................... 106

Editing a reminder

......................................................................................................................................................... 106

Deleting a reminder

......................................................................................................................................................... 106

Editing and completing a task

......................................................................................................................................................... 107

Editing tasks

......................................................................................................................................................... 107

Sorting tasks

......................................................................................................................................................... 108

Marking tasks as complete

......................................................................................................................................................... 108

Deleting a task

......................................................................................................................................................... 109

Deleting a task

......................................................................................................................................................... 109

Retrieving a deleted task

......................................................................................................................................................... 109

Outlook Web App Instant Messenger

......................................................................................................................................................... 110

Signing in and signing out of Outlook Web App Instant Messenger

......................................................................................................................................................... 110

Signing out of Instant Messenger

......................................................................................................................................................... 110

Signing in to Instant Messenger

......................................................................................................................................................... 111

Sending an instant message

......................................................................................................................................................... 112

Sending an instant message from the Mail screen

......................................................................................................................................................... 112

Sending an instant mes sage to your contacts

......................................................................................................................................................... 113

Receiving an instant message

......................................................................................................................................................... 115

Accepting an instant message

......................................................................................................................................................... 115

Declining an instant message

......................................................................................................................................................... 116

Deferring an instant message

......................................................................................................................................................... 116

Ending an instant message conversation

......................................................................................................................................................... 117

Presence management

......................................................................................................................................................... 118

Setting your presence

......................................................................................................................................................... 118

Viewing other people’s presence from an email

......................................................................................................................................................... 119

Viewing other people’s presence in the People screen

......................................................................................................................................................... 120

MailTips

......................................................................................................................................................... 121

Apps

......................................................................................................................................................... 123

Apps in Outlook Web App 2013

......................................................................................................................................................... 123

My Templates

......................................................................................................................................................... 123

Creating customised templates

......................................................................................................................................................... 124

Suggested Meetings

......................................................................................................................................................... 125

Action Items

......................................................................................................................................................... 127

OWA Standard vs. OWA Light

......................................................................................................................................................... 128

Supported browsers

......................................................................................................................................................... 128

Supported functionality

......................................................................................................................................................... 129

Further browser information

......................................................................................................................................................... 130

Accessing Outlook Web App Light

......................................................................................................................................................... 130

Mobile Device Management

......................................................................................................................................................... 132

Mobile Device Management

......................................................................................................................................................... 132

Viewing your mobile device on Outlook Web App

......................................................................................................................................................... 132

Viewing the details/status of your mobile device

......................................................................................................................................................... 133

Removing your mobile device

......................................................................................................................................................... 134

Viewing the mobile device log

......................................................................................................................................................... 135

Refreshing your mobile device list

......................................................................................................................................................... 135

Wiping your mobile device

......................................................................................................................................................... 134

Offline Access

......................................................................................................................................................... 136

Additional OWA information

......................................................................................................................................................... 137

Terminology changes in Outlook Web App 2013

......................................................................................................................................................... 137

Adding and deleting a photo on your profile

......................................................................................................................................................... 138

Adding a photo

......................................................................................................................................................... 138

Deleting a photo from your profile

......................................................................................................................................................... 139

Bulk actions

......................................................................................................................................................... 140

Mailbox bulk action

......................................................................................................................................................... 140

Tasks bulk actions

......................................................................................................................................................... 141

New Outlook Web App 2013 features

......................................................................................................................................................... 142

Viewing emails by Conversations

......................................................................................................................................................... 142

Ignore conversations

......................................................................................................................................................... 143

Apps

......................................................................................................................................................... 143

Linked contacts

......................................................................................................................................................... 144

Outlook Web App (OWA) 2013 removed functionality

......................................................................................................................................................... 146

Glossary of terms

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Mail page

On this page you can…

Search for emails

Create a new email

Access Mail, Calendar, People and Tasks from the navigation bar

Access the settings page

Navigating around OWA

Access

Outlook

Web App

Help

Respond to an email

View drafts, sent items, deleted items, junk email and any other folders or shared mailboxes

See both read and unread emails

Read emails in the reading pane

View calendar invites

Flag emails

Delete emails

1

Calendar page

On this page you can…

Easily access today’s date

Create a new event

Choose how to view your calendar

Navigating around OWA

View calendars other than your own View meetings in your calendar

2

People page

On this page you can…

View your personal contacts

Create a new contact

Search for contacts

Navigating around OWA

View contact names across the health and social care sector

View the details of your contacts

3

Tasks page

On this page you can…

Create a new task

Navigating around OWA

View active, overdue and completed tasks

Monitor and mark tasks as complete

View flagged emails and created tasks View the details of your tasks

4

Navigating around OWA

Settings page

On this page you can…

Go back to the inbox page

4

Edit your personal settings which are split into 8 categories; account, organize email, groups, site mailboxes, settings, phone, block or allow and apps

5

Outlook Web App Help

On this page you can…

You can also press F1 on your keyboard to access

Outlook Web

App Help

Navigating around OWA

Access Outlook Web App Help, after having searched the User Guide for additional information

Search for online solutions by entering key words associated with your query into the search box

6

Opening and deleting emails

Opening an email in your inbox

To open an email in your inbox:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

Sending and receiving emails

2

Click an unread email to read it in the reading pane

Unread emails have a blue bar to the left of them and the subject is also written in blue

3

Double click an email to read it in a new window

4

Click the cross at the top right of the email window to return to your inbox

more information on flagging emails

Handy Hint

To print emails, click the three dots at the top right of the message and select print

7

Opening and deleting emails

Sending and receiving emails

Deleting an email

To delete an email:

1

Click the red cross that appears in the email preview to the right of the sender’s name when you hover the cursor over it

If you accidently delete an email, you can find it in your deleted items folder on the left side of the main inbox page. To remove an item from your deleted items folder click on the email and drag it to the folder of your choice on the left side of the screen

Handy Hint: Recovering deleted items

You will be able to self-recover deleted items up to 30 days after removal. Following that, you should contact your Local Organisation Administrator to recover deleted items f or up to 180 days

8

Reply and reply all to an email

Sending and receiving emails

When using the Reply All function, you should ensure it is appropriate for your response to go to everyone included in the initial message

To reply to an email:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Click on the email you want to reply to

3

Click Reply at the top right of the message to respond to the sender only or click Reply All to respond to all recipients in an email

If you select reply all, in your response you will see that all of the recipient names are in the To and Cc fields already

4

Right click on a contact and select Remove to remove him or her from the response

When the subject line reads RE:, this indicates that the email is a reply

You can add a name to the Cc field, below the To field, i f they are being included in the email chain for information only

5

Enter your message into the body of the email

6

When you are ready, click Send at the top of the email

When you reply to an email that has an attachment in it, the attachment won’t be included in your reply

Warning

For information on sending patient sensitive data, refer to the User Guide

9

Forwarding emails

Sending and receiving emails

If you would like to send an email you have received on to someone who was not included in the original email, you can choose to forward an email

To forward an email:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Click on the email you would like to forward

3

Click the Forward button at the top right of the message

4

Once the email has appeared, enter the recipient and body of the email – the subject line will already be filled in

When the subject line reads FW:, this indicates that the email has been forwarded

Any attachments in the original email will be included in an email you forward

5

To remove an attachment, click the cross to the right of the attachment

6

When you are ready, click Send at the top of the email

Warning

For information on sending patient sensitive data, refer to the User Guide

10

Sending an email using Directory contacts

To send an email:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

Sending and receiving emails

2

Click on New mail in the top left of the screen

3

Type a name into the To field on the blank email and press enter on your keyboard

Or:

4

Click the plus icon to the right of the To field, enter a name in the search box and click the magnifying glass icon

5

Select All to search all of your contacts and distributions groups, People to search your contacts only or Groups to search distribution groups only

You should always ensure that you are sending an email to the correct recipient by clicking on their name to check their organisation and email address details

6

Click the plus icon to the right of the name of the person you want to email and click

OK

Handy Hint: Add contacts whilst sending an email

When you have entered a name in the To field, you can add the person to your personal contacts b right clicking on their name, selecting View details and then clicking Add to contacts

11

Sending an email using Directory contacts

7

Type in the subject and body of the email

Sending and receiving emails

8

Change the font, size, colour and general formatting of your email by selecting options from the email toolbar

9

When you are ready, click Send at the top of the page

Warning

For information on sending patient sensitive data, refer to the User Guide

12

Saving a draft email

Sending and receiving emails

Saving a draft email

Until you click send, your email will be saved in your Drafts folder so that you can keep a copy of it and come back to it at a later date when you are ready to send

To save an email you are writing as a draft:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Click the three dots at the top of the email and select Save

Accessing draft emails

To access a draft email at a later date:

1

Click on the Drafts folder on the left side of the screen

2

Select the draft email and you can continue editing and send the email as usual

13

Deleting a draft email

Deleting a draft email

To delete an email you have drafted:

1

Click on the Drafts folder on the left side of the screen

Sending and receiving emails

2

Click the red cross to the right of the recipient name in the list of draft emails on the left side of the screen, or click Discard at the top right of the screen

14

Setting email importance and sensitivity

Advanced email use

Setting email importance

To indicate whether an email is urgent or not, you can set its importance

To set the importance of an email you are sending:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Click the three dots at the top of the email and select Set importance

3

Select either High, Normal or Low and the recipient will be notified of the email’s importance

If you select High, the email will contain a red exclamation mark, if you select Normal, the

recipient will not be notified and if you select Low, the email will contain a blue downwards

arrow

Setting email sensitivity

So that the recipient knows if your email is confidential, personal or private, you can set the sensitivity of the email you are sending

To set the sensitivity of an email you are sending:

1

Click the three dots at the top of the email and select Show message options

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Setting email importance and sensitivity

Advanced email use

2

Select either Normal, Personal, Private or Confidential and the recipient will be notified of the email’s sensitivity

For example, if you select confidential the email in the recipient’s mailbox will say “This message has been marked as Confidential” at the top of the message

3

Click ok at the bottom of the window

16

Opening and downloading an attachment

Advanced email use

If you receive an email with an attachment you will see the paperclip icon displayed within the list of emails

To open an attachment:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Click on the email with the attachment you want to download

3

Click on the attachment file name or click Open in browser to get a quick snap shot of the file

4

In the pop up box, select Open to view the file in the programme it was sent in

5

To save the file, you should click the down arrow next to Save and select Save As and save in the most appropriate secure storage location according to local organisation policies

Warning

If you select Save, you will have no control over where the file is saved

Warning

If you are using a non-N3 connection and are on a public computer, you will only be able to view the attachment online

17

Sending an email with an attachment

To send an email with an attachment:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

Advanced email use

2

Click on New mail in the top left hand corner of the screen

3

Type in the recipient and subject of the email

4

Click Insert at the top of the email

5

Click Attachments (to add a document), Pictures inline (to add an image to the body of the email) or Your signature (to add your signature)

6

When the attachment window opens, locate the document, select it and click Open

18

Sending an email with an attachment

Advanced email use

6

If you add the wrong attachment, you can remove it by clicking the cross attachment name next to the

Make sure that you save the latest changes to the attachment you want to include and that you attach the latest version of the document

7

Type in the body of the email and click Send at the top of the page

When you are forwarding an email that was sent to you with an attachment, the attachment will be automatically included in your email

When you are replying to an email that was sent to you with an attachment, the attachment will not be included in your reply

19

Creating an email signature

Advanced email use

Before setting your email signature, please check if your local organisation has any signature requirements

An email signature is a way of providing your contact details when you send an email, such as your name, job title, organisation and phone number

To create an email signature:

1

Click on the settings icon at the top right of the screen and select Options

2

Click on settings on the left side of the screen

3

Type your desired signature in the empty text box and select the Automatically include

my signature on messages I send box

4

You can change the font and size of your signature

5

Click save any email you send at the bottom of the page and your signature will be included in

Warning

You cannot insert a logo into your email signature

20

Setting automatic replies (Out of Office)

Advanced email use

Before setting automatic replies, please check if your local organisation has any automatic reply requirements

An automatic reply or Out of Office message is an automatic response that is sent to the sender when you receive an email and should be set when you will not be accessing your emails for a period of time. An automatic reply will only be sent to an email sender once, after the first email that is received

An automatic reply will commonly include details of when you will be returning and who to contact in your absence

To set an automatic reply:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Click on the settings icon and then Set automatic replies

3

Select the Send replies only during this time period box if you already know when you would like your automatic reply to switch off and choose a Start and End date and time

If there is a circumstance when you do not know the end date of an automatic reply, for example if you are on indefinite sick leave, you can choose not to select this box

4

Type in your automatic reply in the free text field and change the font and size

21

Setting automatic replies (Out of Office)

Advanced email use

5

Scroll down and select the Send automatic reply messages to senders outside my

organisation box

You can copy and paste the text above or change the message as you wish

6

Click save and a triangle with an exclamation mark in the middle will appear at the top of the inbox page to remind you that automatic replies are being sent

If you click on the blue triangle, a pop up will appear at the top of the screen asking if you would like to turn off automatic replies

The message will also appear the next time you log into your account if it is before the end date of your automatic reply or if you have not specified an end date

Handy Hint

MailTips will notify you when you are emailing someone who has automatic replies set. A small message will be displayed above the person’s name in the To field with their automatic reply as you draft your email.

22

Requesting a read or delivery receipt

Read and delivery receipts and

Bcc

A read receipt can be used to inform you when a recipient has opened your message and a delivery receipt tells you when the message has been delivered to a recipient’s inbox

To request a read receipt or a delivery receipt:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Click New mail at the top left of the screen

3

Click the three dots at the top of the email and select show message options

Select Request a delivery receipt and/or Request a read receipt

4

and click ok

5

Type in the recipient, subject and body of the email

6

When you have finished, click Send at the top of the screen

When the message has been delivered or the recipient opens the email, a notification email will be sent to your inbox

23

Hiding the names and email addresses of email recipients using Blind carbon copy

(Bcc)

Read and delivery receipts and

Bcc

You should use the Bcc field when you do not want the recipients included in the ‘To’ or ‘Cc’ fields to be able to see who has been copied in on the Bcc line of the email being sent

To hide recipients:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Click on New mail in the top left hand corner of the screen

3

Click the three dots at the top of the email and select show Bcc

The Bcc field will not be automatically included in all emails you send, it will only appear in the email you are currently writing

4

Type in the recipients that you wish to hide in the Bcc

field

5

Type in the main recipient(s), subject and body of the email

6

When you have finished, click Send at the top of the email

24

Permanently displaying the Blind carbon copy (Bcc) field

Read and delivery receipts and

Bcc

To permanently display the Bcc field:

1

Click on the settings icon at the top right of the screen and select Options from the drop down list.

2

Click settings on the left side of the screen, scroll down and select the Always show Bcc box

3

When you have finished, click save at the bottom of the page

25

Setting up the reading pane

Viewing and finding emails

A reading pane makes reading and managing emails easier by having everything in one view

To set up the reading pane:

1

Click on the settings icon at the top right of the screen and select Display settings

2

Select reading pane at the top of the screen

3

Select where you would like the reading pane to appear from the three options; right,

bottom or hidden

If you choose to hide the reading pane, you will have to double click an email to read it in a new window

4

Select the Apply to all folders box and click OK at the top of the screen

26

Grouping and sorting emails

Viewing and finding emails

Grouping emails

You can easily view your emails by grouping them according to your personal preferences

To group emails:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Click on Items By Date (which may also appear as Conversations By Date) under the email search bar

3

Select either date, from, flagged, size, subject, type, attachments or importance to set how your emails will be sorted

You may flag an email if you want to complete it within a specified period of time, or set a reminder for it. For more information on flagging emails, refer to the Managing tasks and reminders module

4

Choose the order in which your email will be sorted by selecting from the options under

Order

For example, if you choose to sort your emails by date, you can then order them by either newest on top or oldest on top, however if you have chosen to sort your email depending on who they are from, the options will be to either start with A on top or start with Z on top

27

Grouping and sorting emails

Viewing and finding emails

Viewing emails as conversations

If you choose to view emails as conversations, your emails will be listed and grouped by subject and sender and will include any sent and forwarded items within the same email chain

To view emails as conversations:

1

Click on Items By Date – if this reads Conversations By Date, then your emails will already be sorted as conversations

2

Click on in the Conversations section and your emails will be displayed as conversations

This option can be reversed at any time by repeating the same steps and selecting off

28

Searching for items in your mailbox

Searching for emails

To search for items within your mailbox:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

Viewing and finding emails

2

If you know where the email you are looking for is l ocated, select the appropriate folder or

sub-folder on the left side of the screen; if you do not know it’s location, select Inbox

If you want to search for an email in a delegated mailbox, select that mailbox on the left side of the screen

3

Click on the search Mail and People search bar at the top of the screen and type in any identifying information, such as subject, recipient or any other keywords

4

Click on the magnifying glass icon to the right of the search bar

5

Select an option on the left side of the screen to further refine your search, such as only

showing messages older than a week

29

Searching for items in your mailbox

Viewing and finding emails

If you select Entire mailbox, all of your folders will be searched. You can also search specifically within inbox, sent items, deleted items, drafts and any folders you have created

6

Click the cross in the search bar to return to the inbox

Handy Hint

You can further refine your search by using “To:”, “From:”, “Subject:”, “Cc:” and “Bcc:” in the search bar. For example, “From:Mary” will return all emails received from Mary, and

“Subject:report” will return all emails with the word “report” in the Subject line.

Moving junk emails

If you believe an email from someone you know has incorrectly been flagged as junk and appears in your junk folder, you can move it to your inbox

To move an email in the junk folder to your inbox:

1

Right click on the email in the junk folder, select Move from the drop down list and then select More

2

Select the folder you would like to move the email to and click Move at the bottom of the window

The email will then be moved to that folder

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Creating folders

Creating folders

To organise your emails, you can create different folders within your inbox

To create a folder:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

Mailbox management

2

Right click on Inbox on the left side of the screen, located under your name and select

Create new folder

3

Type the name of your new folder in the text box that appears on screen and press enter on your keyboard

4

Right click on an existing folder and follow the same process to create a subfolder

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Renaming, deleting and emptying folders

Renaming, deleting and emptying folders

Mailbox management

1

Right click the folder you want to rename/delete/empty and select the appropriate option from the drop down list

Deleting a folder will remove the folder and its contents from the list of folders to the Deleted

Items folder

Emptying a folder will move all of the emails into your Deleted Items folder but the folder will still exist

Handy Hint

If you delete a folder or email by accident, you can recover it by going to the Deleted Items folder on the left hand side of the screen, right clicking on the email and selecting Move

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Moving emails to a folder

To move emails into a folder:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

Mailbox management

2

Right click on the email, select move from the drop down list and then click more… flag

3

Select the folder you would like to move the email to and click move

4

If you would like to copy the email so that it stays in your inbox as well as b different folder, select the Copy this item to the selected folder box

Handy Hint

You can also move an email by clicking it and dragging it to a folder on the left of the screen

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Adding folders to Favorites

Mailbox management

You can manage your folders by creating a link to your most commonly used folders in the

Favorites section

To copy folders to the Favorites section:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Right click on the folder you would like to copy and select add to Favorites

Adding a folder to Favorites does not move i t to the f older, it just creates a link to it

3

You can change the order of your folders in the Favorites section by dragging them up and down

4

To remove the link to a folder from Favorites, right click on it and select remove from

Favorites

When you remove a folder from Favorites, the folder will not be deleted from your mailbox it will just be removed from the Favorites section

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Managing your mailbox quota

Mailbox management

Reviewing your mailbox quota

To review your mailbox quota:

1

Click on the settings icon at the top right of the screen and select Options where you will see your mailbox quota detailed under account

4

Once you reach your mailbox quota, a warning message will appear on screen telling you that you have exceeded the storage limit for your mailbox and you will no longer be able to send or receive emails

2

If you can’t send or receive emails, empty the Deleted Items folder from the Mail screen and delete any emails that you no longer need

You can delete emails in bulk. First, select all the emails you want to delete by clicking the tick box that appears to the left of the sender’s name when you hover the cursor over it. Then choose

Delete from the options displayed on the right of the screen.

Handy Hint

You can sort your inbox by size to make it easy to delete your largest emails first

Warning

You should not store information in your mailbox and should instead use a local archive storage system

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Managing your mailbox quota

Mailbox management

Automatically emptying the deleted items folder

You can also choose to automatically empty your deleted items folder when you sign out of your account:

1

Click on the settings icon at the top right of the screen and select Options

2

Click settings on the left side of the page

3

Scroll down to message o

sign out box

4

When you have finished, click save at the bottom of the page

Handy Hint

It is best practice to delete any attachments within your mailbox and store them elsewhere. This will also help you avoid exceeding you mailbox storage limit

For more information on email storage and IG policies, refer to the Best Practice Guide

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Recovering a deleted item

Deleted items information

Deleted Items folder

If you accidentally delete an item from Outlook Web App, such as an email, calendar appointment, contact or task, you can recover it up to 180 days later. The first place to look is in the Deleted Items folder of your mailbox

To recover an item from the Deleted Items folder:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Click on Deleted Items in your folders list

3

Right click on the item you wish to recover, select Move from the drop down list and select Inbox to move the item to your mailbox

To recover an item to a folder other than your inbox:

4

Select More from the drop down list, select the folder you would like to move the item to and click Move

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Recovering a deleted item

Deleted items information

Check the Copy this item to the selected folder box for a copy of the item to remain within the

Deleted Items folder

Instead of recovering an email you may need to recover a contact, calendar item or task

To recover a contact, right click on it and select Move to Contacts

To recover a calendar item, right click on it and select Move to Calendar

To recover a task, right click it and select Move to Tasks

Other locations for deleted items

If you are unable to find an item within your Deleted Items folder, the second location to search is in the Recover deleted items section

You will find items in this folder that were:

Deleted from the Deleted Items folder

Emptied from the Deleted Items folder

Permanently deleted (through selecting the item and pressing Shift+ Delete)

To view the Recover deleted items section:

1

Right click on Deleted Items within your folders list and select Recover deleted items… from the drop down list

The Recovered Deleted Items folder will open in a new window

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Recovering a deleted item

2

Select the deleted item and click Recover

Deleted items information

If you click purge, the messages you have marked for removal will be permanently deleted from your mailbox. The email will still be recoverable by administrators for 180 days after its movement to the Recovered deleted items section

3

Click OK to recover the item and it will be recovered to its default location

4

When complete, click the cross to close the Recover deleted items section

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Categorising emails

Mailbox management

Assigning a category

You can use categories to quickly identify related emails and calendar entries by assigning different colours and names to them. For example, if you have access to a generic mailbox, you can set up a category for each person who accesses that mailbox and use the categories to show who is dealing with a particular email or emails

In calendar, you can use categories to colour code appointments or meetings relating to a certain topic, like team meetings or clinics

To assign a category:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Right click on the email you want to categorise and select categorize from the drop down list

3

Click on the category you want to assign to the email and a coloured box will appear t o the right of the email in the list of emails

Removing a categorisation

1

Right click on the email, select categorize and click the same category again to deselect it

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Editing existing categories

Mailbox management

Deleting an existing category

Outlook Web App has a set of pre-defined categories that cannot be renamed, so you should delete any of these that you no longer want

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Right click on the email you want to categorise and select categorize from the drop down list

3

Select Manage categories

4

Select the category you want to delete and click the cross icon category name and click ok to the right of the

Changing the colour of an existing category

To change the colour of an existing category:

1

Right click on the email you want to categorise and select

categorize from the drop down list

2

Select Manage categories

3

Select a category, click the downward arrow to the left of the coloured box and select a colour

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Creating and searching for categories

Creating a new category

To create a new category:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

Mailbox management

2

Right click on the email you want to categorise, select categorize from the drop down list and select Manage categories

3

Click Add new category located at the bottom of the window that appears on screen

4

Type the name of your new category into the text field

5

Click the downward arrow to the left of the text box and select a colour from the drop down list

6

When you have finished creating the category click ok at the bottom of the window

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Creating and searching for categories

Mailbox management

Searching for a category

To search for a category:

1

Enter category:<category name> in the search bar at the top of the screen and click the

magnifying glass icon

2

Click on the x icon in the search bar to return to your inbox

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Inbox Rules to manage email

Advanced mailbox management

Creating a new rule

You can use Inbox Rules to automatically manage emails as they arrive in your inbox. For example, move emails from a particular person straight into a specific folder, delete emails which have a specific word in the subject line, or redirect certain messages to someone else

To create a new rule:

1

Click on the settings icon at the top right of the screen and select Options

2

Click organize email on the left side of the screen and inbox rules will be automatically displayed

3

Click the plus icon at the top left of the screen and select the type of rule you would like to set up

4

Type the name of your new rule into the text box

It is advisable to make the name descriptive so it is easy to identify when multiple rules are set up

5

To add the first condition, click the downward arrow under the When the message arrives, and box

6

Select the first condition you would like to apply from the drop down list

For example, if you select “It was received from” you will be taken to a list of your contacts where you can select one or more names by clicking on the plus icon to the right of their name once you have searched for them

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Inbox Rules to manage email

Advanced mailbox management

7

When you have finished creating the first condition, click OK at the top of the page

8

To add an action, select an option from the Do the following drop down list

For example, the first option in this list is “Move the message to folder” If you select this option, a pop up screen will appear where you can select a folder from your inbox to which the message can be moved

9

When you have finished creating the action, click ok

10

To add more conditions or actions to your rule, click More options towards the bottom of the window

11

When you have finished creating your rule, click save at the bottom right of the window

In the More options menu, you can also add exceptions to a rule. For example, there may be a specific sender that you do not want the rule you have created to apply to.

Refer to the User Guide for more information on how to prevent multiple rules being applied to

essage, such as changing the order of processing

If you are creating a rule that applies to particular people, you can select contacts from both the directory and your contact list

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Inbox Rules to manage email

Turning off, editing and deleting a rule

To turn off, edit or delete a rule:

1

To turn off a rule, deselect the b

2

To edit or delete a rule, click on either the pen the rule

Advanced mailbox management

or the bin as appropriate above

Refer to the User Guide for specific examples such as auto-forward and re-direct

Changing the order of your rules

Rules always apply (run) in the same order as they are displayed in the Inbox Rules window, that is from top t o bottom

To change the order of rules:

1

Click the up and down arrows to change the order in which the rules are processed

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Sharing email folders

Advanced mailbox management

A shared folder is a folder of emails that more than one person has access to. You can create a shared folder or someone else in the directory can share their folder with you

To share a folder:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Right click on the folder that you wish to share on the left side of the inbox homepage

3

Select Permissions from the drop down list

4

To give someone permission to view a folder, click the plus icon at the top left of the window

5

Enter a name in the search field and click add

6

To assign permissions to that person, make sure the name is highlighted and click the

Permission level drop down list

7

Select the level of access you would like them to have from the drop down list, such as

Owner

This automatically assigns certain permissions in the Read, Write, Delete access and Other sections, but you can modify these by selecting or deselecting the appropriate boxes. You should notify the person that you have shared folders with them, as no automatic email will be sent

If someone is made owner they will have full access to read, write, delete and carry out any other functions within the selected folder

8

When you have finished setting permission levels, click ok

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Opening shared folders

Advanced mailbox management

To add a folder that someone has already shared with you to your list of email folders:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Right click on your name at the left of the screen and select add shared folder

3

Type the name of the person who has shared a folder with you in the search bar and click

add

Their name will then appear on the left side of the inbox homepage with the list of shared folders they have shared with you. If that person has not shared any folders with you, you will be able to view their name on your inbox screen but will get an error message when you attempt to view folders. In this case, you should contact the person who has attempted to grant you access

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Removing shared folder permissions

To remove someone who you have previously shared folders with:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

Advanced mailbox management

2

Right click on the folder that you no longer wish to share on the left side of the inbox homepage

3

Highlight the name of the person who you wish to remove and click the delete icon

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Redirecting messaged to another email address

Additional mailbox rules information

You can use inbox rules to automatically forward all emails sent to your account to another email address, for example, if you are going to be away from work, and need to access your emails from another account. Please note that when you do this, the redirected email will appear as though it came from the original sender

To set up a redirect rule:

1

Click plus and select Create a new rule for arriving messages… from the drop down list

A New Inbox Rule window will open

2

Under Name: enter a name for your rule

3

Under When the messages arrive, and: select [Apply to all messages]

4

Under Do the following: select Redirect the message to...

A new window will open

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Redirecting messaged to another email address

Additional mailbox rules information

5

Enter the email address you want in the To box, or select your chosen email from your list of contacts and click OK

Note: multiple email addresses can be added in the To box

Warning

When redirecting a message, be mindful that messages could contain sensitive information: ensure the mail recipient is correct and appropriate for the mail content

6

When complete, click Save at the bottom right of the window

Note: If you want t he redirected emails to be deleted from your inbox, you will need to create

dditional rule to delete the message

It is important to check that all inbox rules are up to date and relevant for your circumstances.

Ensure you regularly check the rules applied to your inbox. For information on how to edit or delete an inbox rule, refer to Advanced mailbox management module

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Giving delegate access to your mailbox

Delegated and shared mailboxes

You can give delegate access to your mailbox to one or more people so they can read emails in your inbox and send emails on your behalf

You may want to give s omeone access to your mailbox if you are on leave and want someone to manage your mailbox or if you have an assistant

You can choose to share your entire mailbox with someone, or just specific parts of it and it will be displayed in the delegate’s Mail page below the list of their folders

To give s omeone delegate access to your mailbox:

1

Right click on your name on the left side of the screen and select

Permissions

2

Click the plus icon at the top left of the window and enter a name in the search field

You may need to search the Directory if the person’s details do not automatically appear in the search window

3

Click add to give this person delegate access to your mailbox

4

Select or deselect options to choose the level of access or permissions to be given or choose from a set of predefined permissions in the drop down list

To allow delegate access you should select Owner from the drop down list

When you select Owner, a predefined option of all of the boxes will be selected, however, you

f the boxes

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Giving delegate access to your mailbox

Delegated and shared mailboxes

Select Owner if you want someone to have full access to your mailbox, including the ability to read, delete and write emails and create subfolders

Select Publishing Editor if you want someone to have the same level of access as wi without being a folder owner

Select Editor if you would like the person to be able to read, write and delete emails, but if you would like them to be unable to create subfolders within your mailbox

Select Publishing Author if you would like them to be able to read and write emails, but only delete those emails that they own. In this instance, the person will be able to create subfolders but will not be a folder owner and the folders will just be visible

Select Author if you would like the person to have the same access level as a Publishing Author, but without the ability to create subfolders

th Author, but they will not be able to edit items in the mailbox, they can only create new emails

Select Reviewer if you would like to allow the person to only read emails in your mailbox, without the ability to edit anything

Select Contributor if you would like someone to be able to write emails from your mailbox, but without being able to view any items in the mailbox

Selecting None will not allow the person to view or change any information in your mailbox

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Giving delegate access to your mailbox

Delegated and shared mailboxes

5

When you have finished setting permissions, click ok window at the bottom of the

You should inform someone when you have given them access to your mailbox, as they will not receive a notification email

Handy Hint

If you would like to give delegate access to specific folders in your mailbox, right click on that folder and follow the same process

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Viewing and removing a delegated mailbox

Viewing other mailboxes

Delegated and shared mailboxes

When you view a delegate mailbox that you have been given permissions for, the mailbox will be displayed on the left side of the screen below the list of your own folders

To view someone else’s mailbox:

1

Right click your name on the left side of the screen and select add shared folder

Although the instruction is to add a shared folder, this will actually add all of the folders within the mailbox that have been shared with you

2

Enter the name of the person whose mailbox you wish to view in the search bar and click

add

Regardless of whether permission has been granted, the person’s name will appear on the left side of the screen. You will only be able to open and view the additional mailbox if you have been given permission

Depending on the level of permission granted, you may also be able t o edit the mailbox

If you have been given permissions to send emails from the mailbox, when doing so you will still be listed as the sender on behalf of the person to whom the mailbox belongs

If you have not been given permissions to a folder that you need to access, you should contact the mailbox owner

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Viewing and removing a delegated mailbox

Removing mailboxes

To remove a mailbox from your Mail screen:

1

Right click the mailbox on the left side of the screen and click

remove shared folder

Removing permissions to your mailbox

Delegated and shared mailboxes

1

Right click on the relevant mailbox or folder name and select

permissions

2

Select the mailbox or person you would like to remove and click the

bin icon

3

When you have removed the permissions, click ok at the bottom of the window

Your mailbox name will still appear on the left side of the person’s Mail screen until they choose to remove it however they will not be able to access it

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Managing a shared mailbox

Delegated and shared mailboxes

Opening shared mailboxes

A shared mailbox, sometimes referred to as a generic mailbox, is a separate mailbox to your own that is used by multiple people. For example a district nursing team may have a shared mailbox for incoming referrals that the entire team has access to so anyone on duty can read or action the email. All shared mailboxes must have a nominated owner who is accountable for the mailbox and has the ability to delegate access to others

When you open a shared mailbox, it will appear in a new tab in your internet browser, meaning you will be able to access your own mailbox at the same time

To create a shared mailbox you should contact your Local Organisation Administrator

To open a shared mailbox:

1

Click your name at the top right of the screen and select Open another mailbox

2

Type the name of the mailbox you want to view in the search bar

You may need to search the Directory if the shared mailbox details do not automatically appear in the search window

3

Select the correct mailbox and click open and the mailbox will open in another tab on your internet browser

When the mailbox opens in another tab in your internet browser, the original tab with your mailbox open will also stay open

You need to be added to the group of users for any shared mailbox or calendar before you can access and use it

When you sign out of you own mailbox, you will automatically be signed out of any shared mailboxes as well

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Managing a shared mailbox

Delegated and shared mailboxes

Removing access to a shared ma ilbox

You can remove someone’s access to a shared mailbox that you own. To remove someone from a shared mailbox:

1

Right click on the shared mailbox and select permissions from the drop down list

2

Click on the name of the person whose access you want to remove and click the bin icon at the top of the window

If you think you may want to re-add this person at a later date, you can set their permission level to none

3

Click ok at the bottom of the window and this person will no longer have access to the mailbox

The shared mailbox name will still appear on the left side of the person’s Mail screen until they choose to remove it however they will not be able to access it

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Creating an appointment and administering reminders and repetitions

Calendars, appointments and meetings

You can add an appointment in your calendar to keep track of your schedule. To create an appointment:

1

Click Calendar in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Click New event at the top left of the screen or double click a time slot in the calendar at the time you would like your appointment to occur

You can also click and drag several time slots to create an appointment

3

Type in the event name and location in the appropriate section at the top of the page

The Attendees section below Location will be used when creating meetings rather than appointments, which is covered in Creating meetings and inviting attendees

4

Enter a start date and time by choosing an option from the Start drop down lists

5

Select an existing or custom duration for the appointment by choosing an option from the

Duration drop down list

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User generated calendar

Additional calendar information

In Outlook Web App 2013, you can create additional calendars which can be shared without needing an LA to set it up. These calendars may be useful for monitoring team schedules or for

To create a user generated calendar:

1

Click Calendar in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Right click on My Calendars on the left side of the screen

3

Select New calendar from the drop down list

4

Type in the name of the calendar on the left side of the screen and press enter on your keyboard

To view and edit the additional calendar you created, click the name of the new. A tick will appear and you can then add, edit and delete meetings and appointments

If someone wants to share a user generated calendar with you, this can o email invitation that you have to accept

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User generated calendar

Additional calendar information

When you open a user generated calendar that someone shares with you, their name will appear next to the name of the user generated calendar (e.g. Carole W. Barrow – Room 101)

Refer to the Calendars, appointments and meetings module and the Sharing calendars and calendar permissions module for more information on using and sharing your user generated calendar

Note: The main limitation of using a user generated calendar is that you cannot set up a meeting and receive responses from this calendar. Meetings can only be used to block out time and used for shared reference

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Creating an appointment and administering reminders and repetitions

Calendars, appointments and meetings

6

If you select Custom, choose a date and time from the

End drop down lists that appear

If you select All day, your appointment will appear at the top of the calendar day rather than in a specific time slot.

7

To set up a reminder for the appointment, select an option from the Reminder drop down list to choose how far in advance of the appointment you would like to be notified

If you set up a reminder, a notification message will appear on screen ahead of the meeting. For more information on reminders, refer to the Managing reminders section of the Outlook Web

App Learning Series

8

To choose how you would like the appointment to appear to colleagues viewing your calendar, select an option from the Show as drop down list

If you select Free, this time slot will appear empty to others viewing your calendar

9

very day or every work day, select an option in the Repeat drop down list

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Creating an appointment and administering reminders and repetitions

Calendars, appointments and meetings

10

If you want to specify a different repeat pattern, select Other in the Repeat drop down list, select an occurrence and click save

If you select a repeat appointment, the appointment will be shown in your calendar with an arrow symbol

11

If you don’t want people who have access to your calendar to see the details of this appointment, select the Mark as Private box

All they will see is a time slot that is marked as busy and your own calendar will show a padlock on the appointment to indicate that it is private

12

Type in any notes about your appointment in the text box at the bottom of the screen

13

Once you have entered all of the relevant information, click Save the screen at the top of

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Customising your work week in

Calendar

Calendars, appointments and meetings

If you have chosen to view your calendar by work week, your non-working days will not appear in your calendar, which can be useful when putting in appointments

This can also be helpful for other people setting up meetings with you, as they can see when you are available using the scheduling assistant, which is covered later in this module

A work week is automatically set at 8am until 6pm, from Monday to Friday. If you would like the work week settings to accurately reflect your own working week, you can edit it

To change the days of your work week:

1

Click the settings icon at the top right of the screen and select Options

2

Click settings on the left side of the screen and select calendar at the top of the page

3

Under appearance, you can select different boxes to choose the days of your work week and select working hours using the Start time and End time drop down lists

4

When you have finished, click save at the bottom of the screen

When you click the back arrow to return to the calendar page, your updated work week view will be displayed

The blue section in the calendar view reflects your non-working hours

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Creating meetings and inviting attendees

Calendars, appointments and meetings

A meeting is an event that you have been invited to by someone or that you have invited other people t o attend. Creating meeting invites allows you to keep track of who is attending

A meeting is created the same way as an appointment except that you invite o can also book rooms if these have been set up by your organisation

To create a meeting:

1

Click Calendar in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Click New event at the top left of the screen or double click a time slot in the calendar at the time you would like your meeting to occur

3

Type in the name and location in the appropriate section at the top of the page

4

5

You can either type the location or click add room to select a room from the Directory if your Local Organisation Administrator has set this up

Click the Attendees section, type the names of the people you want to invite and select the correct attendee from the drop down list

Handy Hint

You can also add an attendee by clicking the plus icon to the right of the of the attendees section and searching in the directory

Handy Hint

Right click on the contact name and choose View details to check the details of the attendee to ensure you are sending the meeting invite to the correct recipient

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Creating meetings and inviting attendees

Calendars, appointments and meetings

6

7

Enter the Start time, select the Duration of your meeting and set your status by selecting either Free, Working elsewhere, Tentative, Busy or Away from the Show as drop down list

You can add a reminder and select the repeat pattern of your meeting as you would with an appointment

8

Select the Request responses box so that invitees can send you a response

9

You can type any notes or information about your meeting in the text box at the bottom of the screen

To add an attachment to the meeting invite:

10

Click the three dots at the top of the screen and select insert

You can insert an attachment or picture in the same way that you do for emails. For more information on this, refer to the Advanced email use module in the Outlook Web App Learning

Series

Warning

If other people have access to your calendar, do not attach any sensitive documents as, depending on their level of access, they may be able to view these attachments

You can categorise a calendar entry by clicking the three dots and selecting categorize. For more information on categories, refer to the Mailbox management module in the Outlook Web App

Learning Series

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When you have finished, click Send at the top left of the screen

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Monitoring meeting invites

Calendars, appointments and meetings

After a meeting request has been sent out, you can check who is attending by looking at the event’s details in your calendar and track the responses

To check who is attending:

1

Click Calendar in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Double click on the event in your calendar and select attendees

If attendees choose to send a response to your invite, these will be sent to your inbox

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Using scheduling assistant

Calendars, appointments and meetings

Scheduling Assistant offers extra help in coordinating multiple schedules when creating a meeting

It allows you to view when other people are busy or available in order to determine when the best time i s to schedule a meeting

To use scheduling assistant:

1

Click Calendar in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Create a meeting and invite attendees

For more information on this, refer to the Creating meetings and inviting attendees section of this module

3

Click Scheduling Assistant at the top of the meeting invitation screen to view the times when all attendees are available

In scheduling assistant you will be able to see the details of others’ appointments and meetings, depending on the permission level they have set for you to view their calendar

The screen allows you to easily identify the best time to schedule a meeting by showing when each attendee is either busy or free, allowing you to see when there are conflicts

Your own meetings will appear as blue boxes in the calendar, whilst other attendees’ meetings will appear as grey boxes

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Using scheduling assistant

Calendars, appointments and meetings

4

Select an option from the When drop down lists to set your meeting at a time when all attendees are free

5

To adjust the length of the meeting, change the duration in the Duration drop down list at the left of the screen

6

Type a contact’s name into the search box to add more attendees

If you add more attendees, their schedule will also appear on the scheduling assistant screen

You can make attendees optional by right clicking on their name and selecting Attendance optional

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When you have determined the best meeting time to accommodate all attendees, click OK at the top left of the page

8

When you have finished entering all other meeting details, click Send left of the screen at the top

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Changing and updating meetings

Calendars, appointments and meetings

If the time or place of your meeting changes, you can only amend the meeting details if you set it up yourself

If you did not set up the meeting, the meeting owner will have to make the changes

To amend a meeting:

1

Click Calendar in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Click on the meeting and select Edit at the bottom of the box that appears on the screen

If you are editing a recurring meeting, you can either choose to edit the occurrence, meaning only the selected occurrence will be changed, or the series, meaning all occurrences of the meeting will be updated

3

A screen will appear with the current meeting details, where you can change the details in the same way that you created the meeting

4

When you have finished, click Send will receive an updated invite at the top of the screen and all attendees

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Managing calendar invites

When someone invites you to a meeting, you will receive an email invitation

To accept or decline an invitation:

1

Select the invite email

Calendars, appointments and meetings

2

Either Accept to accept the invite, respond as Tentative if you are unsure if you can attend or not, or Decline if you cannot attend the meeting

3

If you would like to type a message to the meeting organiser in your response, select edit

the response before sending in the drop down list

4

If you would like to simply send your response without a message, select send the

response now from the drop down list

5

If you would not like the meeting organiser to be notified of you response, select do not

send a response from the drop down list

If you accept or tentatively accept, the meeting will then appear in your calendar

If you decline the meeting, it will not be visible in your calendar

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Deleting and cancelling appointments and meetings

To cancel a meeting that you have organised:

1

Click Calendar in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

Calendars, appointments and meetings

2

Click on the meeting you would like to cancel and select Cancel at the bottom of the box that appears on screen

3

You will be asked to confirm the cancellation and to send a message to the meeting

attendees to inform them about the cancelled meeting

When cancelling a recurring meeting, you will be asked whether you want to delete one or all of the meetings in the series. I f you are cancelling an appointment, a notification message will not appear on screen and the appointment will be deleted

4

Type your message in the email and click Send at the top of the page

The invite will then no longer appear in your calendar

5

You can also cancel a meeting by right clicking it, selecting cancel meeting/delete

appointment from the drop down list and then following the same process

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Changing your response to a meeting invite

Calendars, appointments and meetings

You may need to change your response to a meeting invite, for example if you accepted a meeting invite that you can no longer attend and need to decline it or tentatively accepted and can now definitely attend

To change your response to a meeting invite:

1

Click Calendar in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Double click the meeting and you can see your previous responses at the top of the page

3

Click either Accept, respond as Tentative or Decline depending on your previous response and what you would like to change it to

4

You can edit your response before sending so that you can let the organiser know why you have changed your response, send a response with no message or not send a response

If you have chosen to delete the meeting invite, the meeting will no longer appear in your calendar

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Sharing your calendar and setting permissions

Sharing calendars and calendar permissions

Allowing access to your calendar

You can share your calendar with other users to allow them to view when you are available and to help with scheduling meetings. You can also set permission levels depending on how much information from your calendar you want other users to be able to view

To allow another user in the Directory to access your calendar:

1

Click Calendar in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Click Share at the top right of the screen

3

Enter the name of the person you want to share your calendar with into the Share with

search bar and click on the contact name

You may have to search the Directory by clicking on Search Contacts & Directory if the contact details do not appear automatically

4

Once the contact is identified, choose the sharing permission level you would like to assign to the contact from the five options in the drop down list. Permission levels are explained on the next page

The person you share your calendar with will receive a notification email. They can choose to add your calendar to their list of other calendars and also share their calendar back with you

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Sharing your calendar and setting permissions

Sharing calendars and calendar permissions

Select Availability only if you want someone to only see the times on your calendar when you are available or busy

Select Limited details if you want someone to see the name of your meeting or appointment. They will not be able to open the calendar entry to see more details about it

Select Full details if you want someone to be able to open calendar entries and see the name of the appointment and list of attendees, as well as any other information you have entered into your calendar. Be aware of any sensitive information, as this setting will include all calendar attachments

Select Editor if you want someone to be able to change meetings and appointments in your calendar. When they update meetings it will not be on your behalf as they will still be listed as the sender. You will receive a notification email when meetings have been changed

Select Delegate to enable someone to send out and respond to meeting invites on your behalf.

You can also decide whether you want them to view private appointments or not. You will not be notified when meetings changes have been made

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Changing permission levels and removing calendar access

Changing permission levels for your calendar

To change someone’s permission level for your calendar:

1

Click Calendar in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

Sharing calendars and calendar permissions

2

Right click on Calendar on the left side of the screen located under my calendars

3

Select Permissions from the drop down list

4

Find the person whose permission levels you would like to change, select the desired

permission level from the drop down list and click Save when finished

Removing access to your calendar

To remove s omeone’s access to your calendar:

1

From the same screen used above to change permission levels, find who you would like to remove and click the cross to the right of their permission level

2

When you have removed the person, click Save

This person will no longer be able to access your calendar at the top of the page

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Opening other users’ calendars

Sharing calendars and calendar permissions

A shared calendar can be one shared by a user with several people or a shared mailbox calendar

To access shared calendars:

1

Click Calendar in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Right click on Other Calendars on the left of the screen and then select Open calendar

3

In the From Directory search box, type in the name of the shared calendar you are looking for, select it and click open

As long as the owner has given you access, the shared calendar will then display in your Calendar folder list

If you have not been given access then a message will appear informing you that you cannot access this shared calendar. Contact the person whose calendar you are trying to open if this is the case. For a shared mailbox calendar, contact your Local Organisation Administrator

Once you have successfully added a shared calendar, the name of the calendar will appear under

Other Calendars

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Setting up the view of a shared calendar

Sharing calendars and calendar permissions

Viewing a shared calendar

To view appointments and meetings from a shared calendar in the same calendar as yours:

1

Click Calendar in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Click the name of the calendar under Other Calendars

ble t o see meetings and appointments from the shared calendar appearing in a different colour to your calendar

If someone has not given you full access to the details of his or her calendar then appointments and meetings will only show up as busy rather than displaying full details

If you would like to stop displaying the calendar, click on the name again and the tick will no longer appear to the left of the name under Other Calendars

Changing the colour of a shared calendar

To change the colour of a shared calendar:

1

Right click on the name of the calendar, select Color and choose a colour from the drop down list

Viewing calendars in merged and split views

If you would like to view your calendar and a shared calendar side by side, known as split view:

1

Click day at the top of the screen and then click Split located just below

Split screen can only be viewed in day view and you can undo split calendar by clicking on Merge

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User generated calendar

Additional calendar information

In Outlook Web App 2013, you can create additional calendars which can be shared without needing an LA to set it up. These calendars may be useful for monitoring team schedules or for

To create a user generated calendar:

1

Click Calendar in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Right click on My Calendars on the left side of the screen

3

Select New calendar from the drop down list

4

Type in the name of the calendar on the left side of the screen and press enter on your keyboard

To view and edit the additional calendar you created, click the name of the new calendar. A tick will appear and you can then add, edit and delete meetings and appointments

If someone wants to share a user generated calendar with you, this can only occur through an email invitation that you have to accept

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User generated calendar

Additional calendar information

When you open a user generated calendar that someone shares with you, their name will appear next to the name of the user generated calendar (e.g. Carole W. Barrow – Room 101)

Refer to the Calendars, appointments and meetings module and the Sharing calendars and calendar permissions module for more information on using and sharing your user generated calendar

Note: The main limitation of using a user generated calendar is that you cannot set up a meeting and receive responses from this calendar. Meetings can only be used to block out time and used for shared reference

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Calendar groups

Additional calendar information

If you have a select group of calendars that you frequently view, such as those of your direct team members, you can use calendar groups to combine everyone’s schedule into one view

To set up a calendar group:

1

Click Calendar in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Right click on My Calendars on the left side of the screen and select New calendar group from the drop down list

3

Type in the name of the calendar on the left side of the screen and press enter on your keyboard

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Calendar groups

Additional calendar information

To add a user’s calendar into the calendar group:

4

Right click on the new calendar group and select Open calendar from the drop down list

5

Search for the user’s calendar under From directory: and click Open

Each user in the group will show in a list under the calendar group name. Refer to Sharing calendars and calendar permissions for more information on viewing someone else’s calendar and changing the colour of a shared calendar

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Calendar groups

Additional calendar information

The calendar of each member of the group will be displayed in your calendar when the calendar group is selected on the left side of the s creen

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Searching for a contact in the Directory

Managing contacts

You may want to search for someone in the Directory to view their contact details or to add them to your personal contacts

To search for a contact in the Directory:

1

Click People in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Select Directory on the left side of the screen

3

To search for a specific contact, type the name in the search bar at the top of the screen

4

To refine your search, click the different options on the left side of the screen

Once you have searched for someone you can choose to add them to your contacts so that you don’t have to search for them in the Directory again. See the next section for more information on adding someone to your contacts

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Searching for a contact in the Directory

Managing contacts

Warning

Ensure you are adding the correct person by checking their contact details

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Click the cross to the right of the search bar to display the Directory list again

Handy Hint

ell as i nstant message someone from the Directory search page

ble to see other people’s presence. Refer to Outlook Web App Instant Messenger in the Outlook Web App Learning Series for more information

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Adding someone from the Directory to your contacts

Managing contacts

A contact refers to a saved email address within your address book. You can use the People page to create a list of personal contacts as well as adding contacts from the Directory that you use regularly so that you don’t have to search the entire Directory for them

You can add contacts from the Directory to your own personal contact list, known as My

Contacts, and you can also manually create a contact by entering all of their details to easily store email addresses and other contact details for people outside your organisation

To add someone from the Directory to your contacts:

1

Click People in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Select Directory on the left side of the screen

3

Type a name in the search bar at the top of the page and click the magnifying glass

icon

4

Select the correct name, click Add to contacts on the right side of the screen and click Add to contacts again

5

Complete the contact details and click Save at the top of the page

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Adding someone from the Directory to your contacts

Managing contacts

6

Click the cross to the right of the search bar to display the Directory list again

Handy Hint: Add contacts from the Mail page

uicker way to add contacts from your inbox is to right click on the sender’s name in the email reading pane, select View details, click Add to contacts t wice and then click Save

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Creating a new contact

Managing contacts

You can manually create a contact by entering all of their details to easily store email addresses and other contact details for people outside your organisation

To create a new contact:

1

Click People in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Select New at the top left of the screen

3

In the screen that appears, select Create contact

4

Enter your contact’s name, surname, email address and display name in the text boxes

5

To enter an additional email address, work details, phone number, postal address, IM

details or any additional notes, click the plus icon next to each section

6

Click on other profession and location to enter details around other things such as

7

When you have finished, click Save at the top left of the screen and the name will appear in your contact list

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Editing a contact

Managing contacts

You can update details of any contacts you have added to your personal contact list (My

Contacts). This includes contacts you have created and those you have added from the Directory.

You cannot edit a contact in the Directory itself (only Local Operational Administrators can do this). So updating a directory contact in your personal contacts will not change the Directory entry

To edit a contact:

1

Click People in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Enter the name of the person whose contact details you want to update in the search bar at the top of the screen and click the magnifying glass icon

3

Select the contact and click Edit on the right side of the screen

4

You can edit name and email address by typing in the relevant text boxes

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Editing a contact

Managing contacts

5

You can update or add to work details, address details, phone numbers, IM details, notes and other details by clicking the plus icon next to each section

If there are multiple entries in one field, for example two email addresses and you would like to delete one of them, highlight the text and press delete on your keyboard

6

When you have finished updating, click Save at the top of the screen

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Sorting contacts

Managing contacts

You can easily view your contacts by grouping them according to your personal preferences

To sort your contacts:

1

Click People in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Click on By First Name under the contacts search bar

3

Select either First name, Last name, Company, Home city, Work city or Recently added to set how your emails will be sorted

4

Choose the order in which your contacts will be sorted by selecting from the options under

Display name order

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Deleting a contact

Managing contacts

Deleting a contact

You can delete details of any contacts you have added to your personal contact list (My Contacts).

This includes contacts you have created and those you have added from the Directory. You cannot delete a contact from the Directory itself (only Local Operational Administrators can do this). So deleting a directory contact in your personal contacts will not delete the Directory entry

To delete a contact :

1

Click People in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Enter the name of the contact you want to delete in the search bar at the top of the screen and click the magnifying glass icon or find and select the name by scrolling

3

Select the contact, click the three dots

delete

on the right side of the screen and select

4

Confirm that you would like to delete the contact and they will be taken out of your contact list

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Deleting a contact

Retrieving a deleted contact

To retrieve a contact that you accidently deleted:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

Managing contacts

2

Click Deleted Items on the left side of the screen and select the contact you want to recover

3

Select Move to Contacts on the right side of the screen and the contact will be moved back in to your contact list

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Creating a distribution group

Managing distribution groups and contact lists

You can group a number of selected contacts together, for example all of your team. This is known as a distribution group or list. Using a distribution group, you can email the entire team quickly

To create a distribution group:

1

Click People in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Select New at the top left of the screen

3

In the screen that appears, select Create group

4

Enter your group name in to the Group name text box

5

Enter each member’s name into the Members search bar and type any notes about the group in the Notes text box

When you select a new member you will see his or her name appear under newly added members

6

When you have finished, click Save at the top of the screen

Once the group has been created, you can type the name of the group into the recipients section of an email to send an email to all members of the group. Right click the name in the To field and select View details to view all of the group members

You can also create static and dynamic distribution groups. For more information, refer to the

User Guide

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Editing a distribution group

To edit a distribution group (e.g. add or remove members from the group):

1

Click People in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

Managing distribution groups and contact lists

2

Enter the name of the group you want to edit in the search bar at the top of the screen and click the magnifying glass icon

3

Select the distribution group and click Edit on the right side of the screen

4

You can add members and edit the title or notes of the group in the same way you created it

5

To remove a member from the group, click the cross to the right of their name

6

When you have finished updating, click Save at the top of the screen

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Deleting a distribution group

Deleting a distribution group

To delete a distribution group:

1

Click People in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

Managing distribution groups and contact lists

2

Enter the name of the group you want to delete in the search bar at the top of the screen and click the magnifying glass icon

3

Select the group, click the three dots

delete

on the right side of the screen and select

4

Confirm that you would like to delete the group and it will be taken out of your contact list

Deleting a distribution group from your personal contact list will not delete the group from the

Directory. If you delete a distribution group by mistake, you can recover it by going to the Deleted

Items folder on the left hand side of the screen

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Creating contact lists using folders

Managing distribution groups and contact lists

Creating a contact list allows you to group your personal contacts so that they are easy to find.

For example, you may want to organise a list of contacts by team or department

If you create a new contact list, you are effectively creating a new personal address book

To create a new contact list as a sub folder of My Contacts:

1

Click People in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Right click on My Contacts on the left side of the screen and select new folder

3

Type the name of your new contact list in the text box and press enter on your keyboard

4

To add contacts to the new list, select the list, click New at the top left of the screen and select Create contact

5

Fill in the details of the contact you want to add and click Save at the top of the screen

As you are effectively creating a new address book, you can only create new contacts and will not be able to add existing contacts from the Directory or from My Contacts

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Editing personal contact lists

Renaming a contact list

To rename a contact list that you created:

1

Click People in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

Managing distribution groups and contact lists

2

Right click on the contact list and select rename from the drop down list

3

Type the new folder name in to the text box that appears on screen and press enter on your keyboard

Removing contacts from a contact list

To remove people from a contact list that you created:

1

Enter the name of the contact you want to remove in the search bar at the top of the screen and click the magnifying glass icon

2

Select the contact, click the three dots

delete

on the right side of the screen and select

3

Confirm that you would like to delete the contact and they will be taken out of your contact list

When you delete a contact from a contact list that you created, they will be removed entirely from your contacts. You can recover the contact from your Deleted Items folder, but they will not be automatically re-added to the previous contact list

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Editing personal contact lists

Deleting a contact list

To delete a contact list:

1

Right click on the contact list and select Delete from the drop down list

Managing distribution groups and contact lists

2

To confirm, click Yes on the box that appears on screen

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Creating a task

Managing tasks and reminders

A task is an activity that you do not want to add to your calendar, but is something you may want to set a reminder for in order to monitor and complete it within a specified period of time

You can either create a task or set up a reminder on a received email

To create a task:

1

Click on Tasks in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Click New task at the top left of the screen

3

Enter the subject in the empty text field and select the due date by clicking on the Due drop down list and selecting a date from the calendar

4

Click show more details to enter in additional details by choosing from the various options in the drop down lists

5

You can enter a start and completion date by selecting a date from the drop down lists

6

You can set the status of your task as either Not started, In progress, Completed, Waiting

on others or Deferred

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Creating a task

Managing tasks and reminders

7

You can type a number in the % complete box to detail how far through the task you are

8

You can set a task’s priority by choosing either Low, Normal or High from the Priority drop down list

9

You can mark a task as private, meaning others will not be able to see the details of the task by selecting the Mark private box

10

Under Total work, you can enter the time spent on the task (either by minutes, hours, days or weeks), Mileage, Billing and Companies

11

Type details and notes for the task in the large text box towards the bottom of the screen

12

When you have finished, click Save at the top of the screen

For information on setting reminders and repetitions for a task, refer to the S reminder section of this module

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Setting a task reminder

Managing tasks and reminders

A reminder box appears on screen at a specified time, notifying you of a task to be completed or prompting you to do something

To set a reminder when creating a new task:

1

Click Tasks in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

When entering details of your new task, click Show more details and select the Reminder

box

3

Select the date and time of your reminder

4

Select the frequency of any Repetitions of the task and enter a date in the From and To

boxes to set the time frame in which you want the task to be repeated

5

When you have finished, click Save at the top of the screen

At the specified time, a reminder will appear on screen notifying you about the task; to manage

anaging Reminders section in this module

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Using flags to set reminders

Flags can be used to set reminders on emails in your Inbox

To set a reminder on an email:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

Managing tasks and reminders

2

Identify the email you want to add to tasks and right click on the flag icon to the right of the email subject

3

Select a task completion date from the drop down list

The email will then be added to your flagged items and tasks list located under My Tasks on the left side of the Tasks page

If you left click the flag icon, the completion date will automatically be set as Today

A reminder will appear on screen on the completion day you selected or when it is overdue

4

If you would like the due date to be later than those listed, you can edit the flagged item at a later date by right clicking on the flag icon

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Managing reminders

Managing tasks and reminders

A reminder box appears at the top of the screen, notifying you about a task to complete at a time specified by you. You can either dismiss the reminder or snooze i t for a specified period of time, so that it will appear on screen again at a later time

To manage a reminder that appears at the top of the screen, notifying you about a task:

1

Click snooze to postpone the reminder or dismiss to discard the reminder

2

If you select snooze, indicate the amount of time you would like to pass before you are notified about the task again, by selecting an option from the drop down list

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Editing and deleting a reminder

Editing a reminder

To edit a reminder:

1

Click on Tasks in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

Managing tasks and reminders

2

Select the task that has the reminder you want to edit and you can choose a new date

and time from the Reminder drop down lists at the right of the screen

3

You can also edit the repetitions of a reminder, by clicking Edit at the top of the screen and choosing a new frequency from the Repetitions drop down list

4

Once you have set a repetition you can edit the start and end date of the repetitions by choosing an option from the From and To drop down lists

5

When you have finished, click Save

Deleting a reminder

at the top of the screen

1

Deselect the Reminder box towards the bottom of the screen

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Editing and completing a task

Editing tasks

1

Click Tasks in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

Managing tasks and reminders

2

Click Tasks on the left side of the screen

3

Select the task you would like to edit

4

On the right side of the screen, click Edit

5

You can edit the due date, notes about the task and more

Handy Hint

For a quicker way to change the due date, right click on the flag icon and select an option

6

To categorise a task, click the three dots at the top of the page and select categorize

n how categorisation works refer to Categorising emails in the Outlook

Web App Learning Series

7

To edit the progress of your task, type the percentage completed in the % complete drop down list

8

When you have finished editing, click Save at the top of the screen

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Editing and completing a task

Managing tasks and reminders

Sorting tasks

A task can be sorted in the same way as an email, as detailed in the Outlook Web App Learning

Series under Grouping and sorting emails

To sort a task:

1

Choose either due date, start date, status, subject, attachments, importance or type from the Sort By drop down list

Marking tasks as complete

To mark a task as complete:

1

Click Complete at the top right of the screen

The task will then have a line through it and a tick to the right of it

Handy Hint

You can also click the flag icon to complete a task and then click the tick to un-complete it

Handy Hint

To bulk delete or complete tasks, select the boxes to the left of each task and then click

Delete or Complete in the centre of the screen

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Deleting a task

Deleting a task

1

Click Tasks in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

Managing tasks and reminders

2

Move the cursor over the task you want to delete and click the red cross to the right of it

If you are deleting an email added to the tasks list, an on screen message will appear asking you if

mail

3

Select Yes to delete the email from the flagged item and tasks list

Warning

A c created

Retrieving a deleted task

To retrieve a task that you accidently deleted:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Click on the Deleted Items folder on the left side of the screen and search for the task you would like to retrieve in the search bar

3

Click Move To Tasks to move the task back to your tasks list

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Signing in and signing out of Outlook

Web App Instant Messenger

Outlook Web App

Instant Messenger

Outlook Web App Instant Messenger allows you to send instant messages to colleagues both inside and outside of your organisation across the NHSmail service

The tool also provides you with information on the availability of your contacts

Using Outlook Web App Instant Messenger you will be able to communicate with colleagues across health and social care more easily and in real-time. For example, if you need to ask a colleague a question and need a quick response

When you log in to Outlook Web App, you may already be signed in to Instant Messenger. The

Presence Indicator displayed to the left of your name in the navigation bar shows whether you are signed into the Instant Messenger as well as showing your current status

Signing out of Instant Messenger

When signing out of Instant Messenger, other users of the Service will be able to see that you are offline and will not be able to send you an instant message

To sign out:

1

From anywhere within Outlook Web App, click the downward arrow to the right of your name in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

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Signing in and signing out of Outlook

Web App Instant Messenger

Outlook Web App

Instant Messenger

2

Click Sign out of IM and the presence indicator to the left of your name will change to grey and your status will be updated to offline

You may want to sign out of Instant Messenger, rather than setting your status to Do not disturb if you do not want people who you have open conversations with to be able to contact you

All conversation windows will remain open until you sign out of Outlook Web App

When you sign out of Outlook Web App, you will automatically be signed out of Instant

Messenger and you do not need to sign out separately

When you sign out of Outlook Web App, all open conversations will be closed and the messages will be lost

Signing in to Instant Messenger

Once you are signed in to Instant Messenger, other users of the Service will be able to see your presence and send you an instant message if your status is available

To sign in to Instant Messenger:

1

From anywhere within Outlook Web App, click the downward arrow to the right of your name in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Click Sign in to IM

Once you have signed in, your status will be the same as the last status you set

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Sending an instant message

Outlook Web App

Instant Messenger

An instant message can be sent to someone from a number of places within Outlook Web App, including the Mail screen

Sending an instant message from the Mail screen

To send a message to someone from an email in your inbox:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Right click on the contact card at the top of the email in the reading pane and select View

details

3

Click the instant message icon below the person’s name

4

Enter your message in the text box at the bottom of the instant messaging window and press enter on your keyboard

Your message Message received by recipient

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Sending an instant message

Sending an instant mes sage to your contacts

To send an instant message to someone in your contacts:

1

Click People in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

Outlook Web App

Instant Messenger

2

Search for the contact you want to instant message

3

Click the instant message icon

4

Enter your message in the text box at the bottom of the instant messaging window and press enter on your keyboard

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Your message

Outlook Web App

Instant Messenger

Message received by recipient

Warning: Confirming receipt of information and sending sensitive information

When using instant messaging to transmit information to another contact, you should always confirm receipt of the message with the contact. If you have not received an error message, do not assume that the message has been received.

If you are transmitting sensitive information or patient data you should always follow your local

Information Governance policies and processes

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Receiving an instant message

Outlook Web App

Instant Messenger

When you receive an instant message, a notification will appear at the top of the screen, from anywhere within Outlook Web App

Accepting an instant message

To accept and respond to the instant message:

1

Click Accept within the notification message at the top of the screen

2

Once the instant messaging window has appeared on screen, read the message that is displayed towards the top of the window

3

Enter your message in the text box at the bottom of the instant messaging window and press enter on your keyboard

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Receiving an instant message

Declining an instant message

To decline an instant message:

1

Click Ignore within the notification message at the top of the screen

Outlook Web App

Instant Messenger

If you ignore a message, the sender will not receive a notification that their message was not delivered

If you click Ignore, the message will disappear and you will not be able to go back to it at a later date

Deferring an instant message

If you don’t want to read a message immediately, you can choose to defer it

To defer an instant message:

1

Click the instant messaging notification icon at the top of the screen

When you would like to read the instant message, click the icon again and you can choose to either Accept or Ignore the message

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Ending an instant message conversation

Outlook Web App

Instant Messenger

When you have finished your conversation, you can close the instant message window. You can choose to close a conversation at any time

To close an instant message window:

1

Click the cross at the top right of the instant message window

The conversation will then be closed and you will not be able to retrieve it at a later date

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Presence management

Outlook Web App

Instant Messenger

The Presence Indicator enables you to let your contacts know of your availability to receive and respond to instant messages. For example, if you are free to receive instant messages, you can set your presence status to Available or Busy if you are busy

Setting your presence

Other users of the Service will be able to view your presence when you are signed in to Instant

Messenger

To set the status that you would like other people to see:

1

From anywhere in Outlook Web App, click the downward arrow to the left of your name in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Select the presence status you wish to display from the list that is displayed under your name, for example, Busy

Choosing the Do not disturb presence status will mean that contacts will not be able to send instant messages to you, unless you already have a conversation open with that person

When a contact tries to message you whilst your status is set as Do not disturb, a notification will appear in the message window to let them know that

their message cannot be delivered

People will be able to instant message you if you select any status other than Do not disturb

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Presence management

Outlook Web App

Instant Messenger

Other people’s presence status can be viewed from a number of places within Outlook Web App, for example, from emails or by searching for them in your contacts or the Directory

Viewing other people’s presence from an email

To view someone else’s presence from an email in your inbox:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

3

resence using the Presence Indicator; a coloured stripe to the left of their picture and name

Right click on the contact card at the top of an email in the reading pane and select View

details to view their presence status

The Presence Indicator will be displayed to the left of the contact’s display picture in the contact card and the presence status can be seen below the person’s name

In the contact card, you can also send someone an instant message by clicking the instant message icon below their name

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Viewing other people’s presence in the People screen

To view someone else’s presence from your contacts or the Directory:

Outlook Web App

Instant Messenger

1

Click People in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Type a name into the search bar at the top of the screen and select the correct contact

Typing a name in the search bar at the top of the page will search both your contacts and the

Directory

The Presence Indicator will be displayed to the left of the contact’s display picture and the presence status can be seen below the person’s name

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MailTips

MailTips

MailTips provide end users with notifications or real-time tips during the composition of e-mails.

For instance, if the recipient has set an Automatic Reply, a notification will be displayed in the sender’s email that that the recipient is out of office

The following table details the available Outlook Web App MailTips:

MailTip Functionality

Mailbox Full

Automatic Replies

Indicates the recipient’s mailbox is full and provides the sender with the option to remove the recipient from the message. If the recipient is not removed, the message will not successfully send

Indicates that the recipient has Automatic

Replies turned on and shows the first 175 characters of the automatic reply

Restricted Recipient

(a recipient which your

Indicates that the sender cannot send messages to a particular recipient and provides organisation has stopped you the sender with the option to remove the from mailing due to a set of prerecipient from the message. If the recipient is defined restrictions e.g. message not removed, the message will not successfully size, external recipients, send distribution groups)

External Recipients

Indicates if recipients of an email or a distribution group are external to the NHSmail platform

Large Audience

Indicates if a sender adds a distribution group with more than 25 recipients

Moderated Recipient (a recipient Indicates if the sender is moderated and that that will not receive emails unless there may be a delay in delivery a moderator has approved or rejected the mail)

Reply-All on Bcc

Indicates that a user is replying-all to a message that they received as a Bcc copy and this fact will be revealed to everyone to which the message was sent

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MailTips

Below is an example of where all MailTips will appear when you compose an email:

If you have more than one MailTip for a particular email, you will be able to view all notifications at the top of the screen. You may have to scroll to view all of the information

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Apps in Outlook Web App 2013

Apps

Apps in Outlook Web App analyse the content of incoming emails and automatically propose actions you might want to take

There are three new Apps that you can utilise. By default, these apps will be switched on. If these apps are not enabled, please contact your Local Organisation Administrator

My Templates

If you wish to send emails that follow a similar format, you can choose to use a pre-defined template which will quickly add in standard text to a new email and will save you from repetition.

There are three pre-defined templates configured as default in Outlook Web App, however you can customise these templates to make them suitable for the emails that you send, for example to create standard appointment information

To use My Templates:

1

Click on New mail in the top left of the screen

2

Click on Apps in the top tool bar of the new email

3

Click on My Templates

4

Click on the arrow to the left of the template name to expand each default template

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To edit a template:

5

Click on the pen

To delete a template:

6

Click on the cross

To insert the template into an email:

7

Click on the insert icon

Creating customised templates

1

Click on New template

2

Add a template title and content for the template

Note: templates are just textual, you cannot insert images into templates

Apps

3

When complete, click save

Your customised template will appear in the list alongside default templates for you to select. You can edit, delete and insert the template following steps 5, 6 and 7

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Apps

Suggested Meetings

When you receive an email which contains a date/time of a future meeting, the Suggested

Meeting app will scan this email content and will propose booking this meeting into your calendar at that date/time

To use the Suggested Meetings app:

1

Open an email which contains a meeting request

The Suggested Meetings app will scan the email content for the word meeting and propose dates/times

2

Click on the Suggested Meetings link on the tool bar

A dialog box will pop up with the text, ‘We think we’ve found a meeting’

3

Click on Schedule Event to book the meeting into your diary

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Apps

4

Enter the details of the meeting

Refer to the Calendars, meetings and appointments module for more information about scheduling a meeting

Note: some information will be auto-populated into the meeting invitation based on the body of the email received including a suggested time, date and the meeting attendee (the email sender)

5

Click Send at the top left of the screen

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Apps

Action Items

When receiving an email containing a potential action e.g. ‘Can you read Mrs Brown’s Notes’, this content will be scanned by the Action Items app which will in turn suggest for you to add the email as a new task to your tasks list

To use the Action Items app:

1

Open an email which contains an action request from a colleague

The Action Items App will highlight the section of the email that looks like an action. Some words that the app identifies as an action are ‘could you’ and ‘let me know’

2

Click on Follow Up to add this action to your tasks list

3

Click on Mark Complete within the email message if the task is complete

Note: you can also mark the task as complete through the task screen. Once the email is added to your tasks list you can manage it as you would other tasks. Refer to the Managing tasks and reminders module for more information

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OWA Standard vs. OWA Light

Browser Differences

Outlook Web App (OWA) is the email client used to access NHSmail over the internet. It is available in two versions: a standard version and a light version. The standard version of OWA offers full functionality, while the light version has fewer features and is available on older browsers that do not support the standard version of OWA. However, the light version has a simpler appearance and can be used on more recent browsers for those who need to use accessible technologies such as screen readers

This guide explains which browsers are supported by the standard and light versions and lists the feature differences between the two

Supported browsers

Web browser

Internet Explorer 7

Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer 9

Internet Explorer 10

Internet Explorer 11

Chrome (most up-to-date version)

Firefox (most up-to-date version)

Safari 5

Safari 6 or later

OWA version supported

Light

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Light

Standard

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Browser Differences

Supported functionality

The table below provides information on where differences exist between the functionality of

Outlook Web App (OWA) Standard and Light. This is designed to be an ‘at a glance’ g does not give complete guidance on the available functionality of the OWA versions

OWA Function

Applies to all

Feature OWA Standard

Accessibility for blind/low vision

Not available

users

Advanced search

Available

Apps

Calendar options

OWA Light

Available

Not available

Available (Enabled by Not available admin)

Available Limited

Conversation view

Available

Create and edit personal distribution lists

Create and edit mailbox rules

Available

Available

Drag-and-drop

Available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Email

Email

Calendar

Email

Email

Email

Applies to all

Delivery and read

Available

receipts

Favorites

Available

Mailtips

Available

Monthly calendar

Available

views

Notifications and reminders

Available

Instant Messaging

Available

and Presence

Open a shared calendar

Play sound when message arrives

Reading pane

Available

Available

Available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Email

Contacts

Email

Calendar

Tasks

IM/P

Calendar

Email

Email

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Feature

Right-click menu

OWA Standard

Available

S/MIME encryption

Available

Scheduling assistant

Share calendars

Available

Available

Share folders

Spelling checker

Available

Available

Weekly calendar views

Available

OWA Light

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Browser Differences

OWA Functionality

Applies to all

Applies to all

Calendars

Calendars

Email

Email

Calendars

Further browser information

For more information on the differences between Outlook Web App (OWA) Standard and Light, refer to the detailed comparison from Microsoft that can be found here:

https://support.office.com/en-ie/article/Compare-the-standard-and-light-versions-of-Outlook-

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Accessing Outlook Web App Light

If you require access to Outlook Web App Light whilst using a newer browser, for example, if you need to use accessibilities features, you can access Outlook Web App light by:

1

Click on the Settings icon at the top right of the screen and select Display Settings

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2

Check the box Use the light version of Outlook Web App

Browser Differences

3

Click OK

You will need to log out and log back into your Outlook Web App before Outlook Web App light feature difference will take effect

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Mobile Device Management

Mobile Device Management

If you are using a mobile device to access your emails, it must first be synchronised with the

NHSmail service before you can manage any changes in Outlook Web App. Please refer to the

Mobile Configuration Guide on the Training and Guidance pages for information on synchronisation. Once synchronised, you can see what mobile devices are synced with your email account, remove a device, wipe all information from it and view your activity log

Viewing your mobile device on Outlook Web App

To view your mobile device:

1

Click on the Settings icon at the top right of the screen and select Options from the drop down list

2

Select phone on the left side of the screen

Your mobile devices list, comprised of all the mobile devices synchronised with your account, will be displayed on the screen

Before performing an action, click on the device you wish to manage

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Mobile Device Management

Viewing the details/status of your mobile device

To view more information about your mobile device, such as its name, model, type and the last time it was synchronised:

1

Click on the pen above your mobile devices list to view the device details

2

Click on close at the bottom right of the screen when you finish reviewing your mobile device details

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Mobile Device Management

Removing your mobile device

If you no longer wish to use your mobile device with the NHSmail service, you will need to remove it from you mobile devices list

To remove a mobile device from your mobile devices list:

1

Click on the bin above your mobile devices list

2

Select yes to confirm you would like to delete the mobile device

Once removed your mobile device will no longer sync with your mailbox. Ensure that you remove all previous NHSmail data from your device

Wiping your mobile device

If your device is stolen or if the device needs to be used by another user, you will need to wipe the mobile device. O mailbox, such as emails, calendar appointments, contacts and tasks

To wipe your mobile device:

1

Click on the block device icon above your mobile devices list

2

Select yes to confirm you would like to wipe your mobile device

Warning

After completing a device wipe the device has to be removed from your mobile devices list

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Mobile Device Management

Viewing the mobile device log

Outlook Web App allows you to view a log of activity between your mobile device and your mailbox. You may wish to view this if, for example, you are experiencing issues with the synchronisation of your mobile device and your mailbox

To view the mobile device log:

1

Click on the start logging icon above your mobile devices list

2

Select yes to confirm that you would like to retrieve the interactions l og

You will receive an email in your inbox containing an attached interaction log. This will contain the technical details related to synchronization with your mobile device and mailbox

Refreshing your mobile device list

If you have added an additional device you may need to refresh before you see the device in your mobile devices list

To refresh your mobile devices list:

1

Click on the refresh icon above your mobile devices list

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Offline Access

Offline Access

Offline access in Outlook Web App will allow you to access your NHSmail account when you are disconnected from the internet, for example if you are on a train and lose access

To turn on offline access:

1

Click on the Settings icon at the top right of the screen and and select Offline settings

2

Select Turn on offline access

To disable offline access, follow the same steps, but select Turn off offline access

3

Click OK

When offline access is enabled your browser caches your mailbox so you can continue to work.

Once you re-connect your mailbox will update, e.g. send and receive any mail processed during the time you were offline

Note: On Internet Explorer offline access is only available on version 10 or above

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Terminology changes in Outlook Web

App 2013

Additional OWA information

You may notice that there has been some changes to names of terms in Outlook Web App 2013.

Please refer to the table below for details of changes you should expect to see:

OWA 2007

(Old Terminology)

Contacts

Out of Office

Message Tracking Options

Junk Email

Distribution List

Recurrence

Generic Mailbox

People

OWA 2013

(New Terminology)

Automatic Replies

Read Receipts

Block or Allow

Group

Repetition

Shared Mailbox

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Adding and deleting a photo on your profile

Additional OWA information

In Outlook Web App you can add a photograph to your profile so those emailing or instant messaging you can see what you look like

Adding a photo

To add or change your photo:

1

Click your name at the top right of the screen and click on Change located below the picture icon

2

Click the Choose Photo icon, search your documents for the picture you wish to display, and then select Open

3

Click Save

Note: You will only be able to update your photo in OWA. To change your name and/or location, you must use the Portal. Please refer to the Portal Learning Series for more information

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Adding and deleting a photo on your profile

Additional OWA information

Deleting a photo from your profile

To delete your photo:

1

Click your name at the top right of the screen and click on Change located below the picture icon

2

Click the Delete icon

Ensure you want to delete the photo before clicking delete as a warning message will not appear

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Bulk actions

Additional OWA information

You can save time and perform actions to multiple items at once. For example you can select and then delete several emails all at once, rather than deleting them one at a time

With bulk actions you can delete, flag, or move multiple emails as well as mark them as read or unread

Mailbox bulk action

To perform bulk actions in your mailbox:

1

Click Mail in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Select the tick boxes to the left of the sender’s name

3

Select the action you wish to perform to the selected emails on the right side of the screen

For information on deleting emails and marking emails as read or unread refer to the Sending and receiving emails module

For information on flagging emails refer to the Managing tasks and reminders module

For information on moving emails refer to the Viewing and finding emails module

4

Select Cancel if you do not want to perform bulk email actions

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Bulk actions

Tasks bulk actions

To delete or complete multiple tasks:

1

Click Tasks in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

Additional OWA information

2

Select the tick boxes to the left of the task name

3

Select the action you wish to perform to the selected tasks on the right side of the screen

For more information on deleting and completing tasks, r efer to the Managing tasks and reminders module

4

Select Cancel if you do not want to perform bulk task actions

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New Outlook Web App 2013 features

Additional OWA information

There are a number of useful new features in Outlook Web App 2013 which will enhance your ability to use your email

Viewing emails by Conversations

The Conversations view groups messages and their replies in a single v the messages in a conversation are d

or example, if you have received an email and then replied to it, the messages will appear above one another in the reading pane

By default, conversations view will be enabled

To disable conversations view:

1

Click on Conversations by Date in the top left of the viewing pane and select Off

By disabling conversations view,

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Ignore conversations

To keep on-going email threads out of your inbox you can choose to ignore conversations started by others. For example, you may wish to ignore on-going conversations following a mailing list post. Ignoring emails will remove all emails related to that conversation from your inbox and will redirect them to your Deleted Items folder

To ignore conversations:

1

Right click on a email in your inbox and select Ignore

2

Click OK on the pop-up box to confirm that this conversation will re-direct to your Deleted

Items folder

For support on how to restore these message conversations, please refer to Recovering a deleted item in the user guide

Apps

Apps are new to Outlook Web App 2013 they work by analyse the content of incoming emails and automatically propose actions you might want to take. Refer to the Apps module of the user guide for more information

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Additional OWA information

Linked contacts

In Outlook Web App 2013, If you have two contact entries in your contact list for the same person, you will be able to merge all of the contact information into a single contact card to avoid duplication in your contact list

To link two contact entries:

1

Click People in the navigation bar at the top right of the screen

2

Select the contact you wish to manage and view the contact card on the right side of the screen

3

Click Manage… under Linked contacts on the contact card

If there is a suggested linked contact, it will appear under Suggested links in a new window

4

Select the suggested contact name

If there is no linked contact suggestion, you can search for a contact to link

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5

Click Link

Additional OWA information

6

Click OK at the top right of the screen to close the window

The contact will now show as a single entry in your contact list

If you wish to ignore the suggested linked contact, click Ignore

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Outlook Web App (OWA) 2013 removed functionality

Additional OWA Information

You may notice that there is some functionality removed from OWA 2013 that you may have

arlier versions of OWA. The table below details all the changes.

Removed functionality in OWA 2013

Forwarding a Task

Calendar Reading Pane

Contact and Task Permissions

Mailbox Ownership

Notes

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Additional OWA information

Term/Abbreviation

ActiveSync

Meaning

A

A mobile data synchronisation app developed by Microsoft that synchronises data with handheld devices and desktop computers.

Allows users to increase their search capabilities of Mailboxes/Distribution Lists etc. by

Advanced Search

API

AUP

Auto-forward

Bcc

Browser

Calendar

Cloud Computing

Contact

CSV

Data Loss Prevention

API (Application Programe Interface) is a set of routines, protocols and tools that make building software applications easier. API details how software components should interact and APIs are used when programming graphical user interface (GUI) components.

The Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) contains the terms and conditions by which users must follow when using their NHSmail account.

A rule that can be created to automatically forward an incoming em ail from your mailbox to another secure mailbox.

B

Blind carbon copy (Bcc) is a way of sending an email to recipients without those in the 'To' or

'Cc' fields being able to see who has been copied in the email.

An application used for accessing and displaying web pages. Common web browsers include

Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox. Also referred to as a 'web browser'.

C

A folder in your NHSmail mailbox that is used for managing time-based events, such as meetings and appointments.

Is the practice of using shared computering resources which are hosted over the internet to store, manage and process data rather than storing it to a local server/personal hard-drive.

An individual record of contact details stored in your Contacts folder.

Is a Comma Separated Values (CSV) file which allows data to be saved in a table structure format. It can then be inputted to another table-orientation application (e.g. Relational database application). Excel is an example of a relational database which can read CSV files.

D

Is a strategy in place to ensure that end users do not send sensitive data or critical information outside of the NHS network.

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Additional OWA information

Term/Abbreviation

Default mailbox folders

Delegate

Directory

Distribution List

Meaning

The standard folders in your NHSmail mailbox. These cannot be renamed or deleted, and include your Mail, Calendar and Contacts folders.

A delegate is another NHSmail user who you give the permission to send messages on your behalf.

The Directory contains the professional contact details for over one million NHS staff including contact number, address, role and department.

A collection of contact details that can be used to send a single message to multiple recipients.

Dynamic Distribution List

Email Signature

Encryption

Exchange

Filter

Flags

Generic Mailbox

GSi

set out on the membership rules.

E

A small amount of text added to the bottom of your outgoing email messages, containing your name, job title and contact details.

Encryption is the conversion of electronic data into another form, which cannot be easily understood by anyone except authorised parties. The primary purpose of encryption is to protect the confidentiality of digital data stored on computer systems or transmitted via the

Internet or other computer networks.

Is a messaging and collaborative software from Microsoft that have a primary role as an electronic mail message store but it also can store calendars, task lists, contact details and other data.

F

(1) Automatically processes messages as they arrive in your mailbox. For example, messages from a particular sender can be flagged or moved to a specific folder. Also known as a 'rule' or

'inbox rule'. (2) Used to define a search and returns only relevant search results.

Can be used to remind you to follow-up specific items in your mailbox. For example, when you

'flag' a message, a red flag icon is displayed next to the message in the messages list.

G

Generic mailboxes (GMs), also known as 'Shared Mailboxes' are associated with a specific organisation rather than a person i.e. an account for a GP practice reception. They must have at least one ‘owner’ who can edit the mailbox and assign or remove access permissions, and multiple ‘members’ who can access the mailbox. GMs can only be accessed via your own

NHSmail account (username and password aren’t needed to access a generic mailbox).

The Government Secure Intranet - the government network that can be used for secure electronic communication between government organisations. It is considered to be a 'trusted' connection.

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Additional OWA information

Term/Abbreviation Meaning

I

IMAP

Inbox

Instant Messaging

ISB 1596

Junk

LA

Locked Account

Mailbox

Malware

Members (distribution list)

Mobile Device Manager

N3

without the need to download them from NHSmail. This means that you can access your messages from multiple locations with different devices. You can also work offline (without connecting to the message server), and your emails will be sent / received when you connect to NHSmail. Due to the high security of NHSmail, when using IMAP over a non-N3 connection, a special security application must be used to create a secure connection through the Internet.

A folder for mail items. It is a 'default' folder that cannot be deleted or renamed. All mail sent to a user’s account is stored in this folder.

Sending a message via the internet that appears on the recipients screen as soon as it is transmitted.

The secure email information standard to which NHSmail conforms.

J

Junk email (also known as spam) involves the sending of nearly identical messages to numerous recipients.

L

A Local Administrator (L

A) is the prime contact responsible for the administrative duties relating to your NHSmail account (e.g. unlocking your account, setting up generic mailboxes etc.). A LA may also manage any Connectors (refer to 'Pull connector,' 'Push connector' and 'TANSync') the organisation may have in place.

An account becomes locked if the number of attempts to enter the correct login credentials exceed the maximum permitted. It is not possible to log in to a locked account until it is unlocked by an LA.

M

The collective term for the folders that make up your NHSmail account.

A term used to refer to various forms of intrusive or hostile computer software, such as viruses, worms and trojan horses.

The members of a distribution list will receive a copy of any message sent to the distribution list. See above for definition of distribution list.

MDM allows for enterprises to manage the deployment, security, monitoring and integration of mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops in the workplace.

N

The high-speed private network for the NHS, accessible from with NHS organisations.

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Term/Abbreviation Meaning

O

A file that can be downloaded containing the Directory details for an organisation.

Offline Address Book

Out of Office (automatic replies)

An automated response set by the user each time a message is received into their mailbox.

It is likely to be used during per iods of absence.

OWA Instant Messenger/Presence

(IM/P)

Outlook Web App Instant Messenger allows you to send instant messages to colleagues both inside and outside of your organisation through OWA when they are using the NHSmail

Service. Presence Management enables you to let your contacts know of your availability and to receive and respond to instant messages. You will be able to view the availability of your colleagues.

OWA Light

Personal Distribution List

A version of OWA that has been optimised for users with slow internet connections, old browser versions or who require high contrast settings. If you are using an older version of

Internet Explorer (lower than 8), you will need to use OWA Light and will only be able to access the basic functions of NHSmail.

P

A distribution list created by a user from their own Contacts folder. It is only accessible to other NHSmail users if they are given share permissions for the owner's Contacts folder.

Phishing

PID

POP

Presence Indicator

Portal

trick individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords or banking details.

Personal Identifiable Data (PID) is any data that could be used on its own to identify, to contact or to locate a specific individual.

POP stands for Post Office Protocol. It is a method of retrieving your emails from NHSmail.

The messages are normally downloaded to your local PC and then deleted from the mail server. Using POP you can work offline (without connecting to the message server), and your emails sent / received when you connect to NHSmail. Due to the high security of

NHSmail, when using POP over a non-N3 connection, a special security application must be used to create a secure connection through the Internet.

The Presence Indicator enables you to let those using Skype for Business or Outlook Web

App Instant Messenger know if you are available to receive and respond to instant messages.

The NHSmail portal will provide self-service tools to users and Administrators to manage accounts. Users will be able to authenticate their accounts, reset passwords and update profile information. Administrators will have access to all of the current administration functions with the addition of advanced reporting, custom directory attributes and ability to administer accounts using programmatic interfaces. There will be a series of training and self-help materials available on the portal for both users and administrators to view as and when required.

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Additional OWA information

Term/Abbreviation

Pull Connector

Meaning

Pull Connectors is the legacy system which retrieved people data directly from a local data source. It will be replaced by TANSync a new modern mechanism for bi directional synchronisation of local data sources and the NHSmail Directory. This will require local

Push Connector

.pst File

Quota

Rule

Sensitive Data

Sent Items

Skype for Business

Shared Folder

Shared Mailbox

Sharing Permissions

SharePoint

A method for organisations to manage people data for the service by emailing a comma separated value (.csv) file to [email protected] to upload.

Used to store the message, calendar, contacts and other data from Microsoft Outlook. The

.pst file is often stored on your computer or a local network drive. You may want to use this as a method of archiving your old emails.

Q

Specifies the maximum size allowed for your mailbox. If you breach your quota, restrictions will be placed on your account.

R

Automatically process messages as they arrive in your mailbox. For example, messages from a particular sender can be flagged or moved to a specific folder). Also known as 'filter' or 'inbox rule'.

S

Will include information about an individual: race, religion, political beliefs/ medical conditions/ criminal offenses/ sex life and orientation.

A system folder that cannot be deleted or renamed which by default stores a copy of all mail sent from a user’s account.

Skype for Business (SfB) is the secure collaboration tool that enables users to send instant messages to other NHSmail users both inside and outside of your organisation.

A folder which has been set up by the folder owner to be accessed by other users with the correct sharing permissions.

Shared Mailboxes, also known as 'Generic Mailboxes (GMs)' are associated with a specific organisation rather than a person i.e. an account for a GP practice reception. They must have at least one ‘owner’ who can edit the mailbox and assign or remove access permissions, and multiple ‘members’ who can access the mailbox. Shared Mailboxes can only be accessed via your own NHSmail account (username and password aren’t needed to access a shared mailbox).

Controls the level of access that a user has for a shared folder.

A cloud based collaboration and document management service from Microsoft. It allows organisation to set up a centralised, password protect space for sharing documents.

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Glossary of terms

Additional OWA information

Term/Abbreviation

Spam

Spoofing

Static Distribution List

Subscribe

Subscription

TANSync

Tasks

Username

Web Browser

Meaning

Irrelevant or unsolicited messages sent over the Internet, typically to large numbers of users, for the purposes of advertising, phishing, spreading malware, etc.

The creation of email messages with a forged sender address. A forged sender address uses a respected or reputable origin email address to conceal the fact that the email has come from elsewhere.

A distribution list where names need to be manually added or removed.

The term used in NHSmail for when you view a shared folder.

A subscription to NHSmail means your organisation enrolled in the service.

T

The TANSync Service provides a new, standards based interface through which to publish people data. This will make updates to people data faster and enable additional capabilities such as automated account de-provisioning in future releases.

A component of Outlook Web App (OWA) that can be used as a to-do list.

U

The part of your NHSmail email address before the @ symbol. For example, for [email protected], the username is ariel.lescott. If connecting to NHSmail using an email programme such as Outlook, when prompted for your user name you will need to enter your full NHSmail email address. Refer to the guidance material for further information.

W

An application used for accessing and displaying web pages. Common web browsers include Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox. Often shortened to 'browser'.

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