Setup Autodiscover for Outlook 2010 when you’re on the UAB domain.

  1. Open Outlook 2010. The Startup Wizard displays automatically. On the first page, select Next.
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  3. On the E-mail Accounts page of the wizard, select Next again to setup the account.
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  5. On the Auto Account Setup page, Outlook may try to automatically fill in Your Name and Email Address (BlazerID@uab.edu) settings based on how you’re logged on to your computer. Make sure the information is correct, and select Next.
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  7. After selecting Next on the Auto Account Setup page of the wizard, Outlook will perform an online search to find your email server settings. Select Finish.
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How To configure Outlook 2010 while NOT on the UAB domain

  1. Open Outlook 2010. The Startup Wizard displays automatically. On the first page, select Next.
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  3. On the E-mail Accounts page of the wizard, select Next again to setup the account.
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  5. Finally, just above the Account Settings button, click Add Account. You will see the Auto Account Setup page. You will need to type in the fields Your Name, E-mail address (i.e. blazerid@uab.edu) and Password (BlazerID). Select Next.
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NOTE: If you are not sure if you are on the UAB domain, please check out our FAQ on how to determine that.

January 01, 2012

Supported Clients

The following Exchange clients are supported:  Outlook 2010, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2011 (MAC), Entourage 2008 EWS Edition, OS X Mail App.

POP/IMAP clients that known to work include: Thunderbird.  We will continue to support the Pop/IMAP Services but Pop/IMAP client support is limited.

 

  1. Open Outlook Web App (OWA). The URL is https://mail.ad.uab.edu.

  2. Sign in with your BlazerID & Password.

  3. In the top right corner, click Options> See All Options.

    See All Options


  4. On the left side, click Organize E-mail.

    Organize E-Mail


  5. At the top center, click Delivery Reports.

    Delivery Reports


  6. Click Select Usersin the “Search for Messages I’ve sent to:” section.

    Select Recipient


  7. Find the person you sent the email to, double-click their name, and click the OK button at the bottom (note: if you sent an email to multiple persons, you only have to supply the name of one recipient).

  8. On the right side, click Search.

    Click Search


  9. Find the email in question in the Search Results window and double-click it.

  10. The next screen will show you the delivery status and time delivered for each person that the email was addressed to.

    Message Details

 

NOTES

  • Delivery Reports are only available for messages sent within the past 7 days.

  • If you sent the message off-campus, you will see this message in the Delivery Report: “The message was successfully handed off to a different e-mail system. This is as far as we can track it.” If you see that message, then the email made it out of UAB’s email system and we cannot track it any further. You will need to contact the recipient’s email administrators if message tracking is needed beyond this point.

 

  1. Open Outlook Web App (OWA). The URL is https://mail.ad.uab.edu.

  2. Sign in with your BlazerID and Password.

  3. In the top right corner, click Options> See All Options.

    See All Options


  4. On the left side, click Groups.

    Click Groups


  5. On the right side is a list called Public Groups I Own. If you have rights to manage a distribution list, you should see it listed. Double-click the group you wish to manage.

    Public Groups


  6. Double-click on Membership to see all members, and to make the Add and Remove buttons visible.

  7. a. To remove a member, click the member’s name and click Remove. Then click Save.

    b. To add a member, click Add then search for the appropriate name in the subsequent window. Double-click the person you want to add, then click OK. Click Save.

 

  1. Go to www.uab.edu/it/dropbox
  2. For internal users, click to login, and login with your BlazerID and password.
  3. Once you access the site, you will see a series of links. Click the link “drop off (upload) a file.”

    Internal Users will see the following:

    Internal screen

    External Users will see the following:

    External screen

  4. Next, add the following information:

     a. From: (If it is a Vendor needing to send something to an @uab.edu address, enter your information here)
         i.  Your name:
         ii.  Your Organization:
         iii. Your Email:
         iv. CC me: (carbon copy the Drop notice that the recipient will receive. This is critical in sending to multiple recipients.)

     b. To: (It is mandatory to send in Drop box to an @uab.edu address.)
         i.  Their Name:
         ii. Their UAB Email: (It is required to be an @uab.edu address only. No other UAB address will work)

     c. File
         i.  File Pathname: Click browse to select the file you need to send.
         ii. Brief Description: If you need to have a comment on the file attached.

    Enter Recipient Information

  5. Click upload. You will then be redirected to a confirmation screen which will indicate “File successfully uploaded, scanned for viruses, and saved.”

    Confirmation screen

You will receive an email with instructions in how to download the file (see below). Go ahead and copy the email you receive and send the email to your multiple recipients. (NOTE: Once you send out the email to multiple recipients and download the file. Please do not click Delete on the site since it will delete it for everyone else that needs to download it. The file will automatically delete after a certain amount of time or if we need to clear some space)

drop box email

This video will show you how to install application updates on your machine.


January 01, 2012

Defrag - Windows

This section will show you how to defrag your hard drive in order to correct problems with files and folders.


*While Windows Vista is shown in the following video, the steps can be used for both Windows XP or Windows Vista platforms.