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Email at Princeton: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- How can I tell what type of email I will be using at Princeton?
- What email clients can I use with my Exchange e-mail account?
- What email clients can I use with my Princeton Gmail account?
- What are the settings for my email application?
- How should I read my email while traveling or away from my office computer?
- How do I set a vacation message? Forward my mail? Check my e-mail quota?
How can I tell if I use Princeton Gmail or Exchange email?
If you are uncertain what type of email account you have, contact the OIT Help Desk (258-HELP).
What are the settings for my email application?
For instructions on configuring recommended email applications, see Email: Configuration settings for Princeton recommended e-mail applications.
How should I read my email while traveling or away from my office computer?
WebMail can be accessed at: www.princeton.edu/webmail or click on the Email link at the top right corner of the Princeton home page.
How do I set a vacation message? Forward my mail? Check my email quota?
For Princeton Gmail account management, see:
How to set passwords, update contact information, forward email, check quotas and manage your IMAP email.
For Exchange email account management, see:
How to set passwords, forward mail, update contact information, check quotas and manage your Exchange email.
Using a web browser
No software is necessary to use WebMail other than a web browser like Safari or Thunderbird. To access Princeton Gmail, go to: www.princeton.edu/webmail and select the Gmail link.
Mac OS X Mail
Macintosh's OS X operating system comes with a built-in mail program that can access your Princeton University email account, and is the recommended application for Macintosh users. For configuration instructions, see: kb.princeton.edu/9178.
Exchange WebMail (OWA)
WebMail (OWA) is an email reader which allows you to access your Princeton e-mail via the web. No software is necessary to use WebMail other than a web browser like Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox. WebMail allows you to send and receive your Princeton email from anywhere in the world. It was implemented for Princeton users to facilitate email use while traveling. To access Exchange WebMail, go to https://owa.princeton.edu/exchange.
Microsoft Outlook for Exchange Email
Outlook is part of the Microsoft Office Suite and can be purchased as part of that package. Outlook is the default email application on DeSC and FCP computers. Outlook is a robust program that handles email as well as calendar scheduling and contacts. Exchange Email: Settings for Microsoft Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007
Mac OS X Mail
For Exchange configuration instructions, see: kb.princeton.edu/9540.
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