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Using Outlook on Windows for CUMC Email

Outlook for Windows computers is part of the Microsoft Office Suite of programs that is free to current CUMC faculty, staff and students. It is one of the CUMC IT standard supported email clients for Windows, and offers best compatibility with CUMC's Exchange/Office 365 (@cumc.columbia.edu) email accounts.

Help with Outlook
Instructions specific to CUMC email are in the left column of this page, including how to set up your CUMC email in Outlook, send and receive mail, junk email options, remove your account, and email FAQs.

More tutorials are available on the Microsoft website, we've linked commonly used features below. Some instructions vary depending on the version of Outlook you are using.
Windows users at CUMC should be on Outlook for Office 365 ProPlus, 2016, or 2013. If you have Outlook 2010 please upgrade to a newer version as it is not fully compatible with Office 365.


Microsoft Tutorial or Help Link Outlook Version
Basic tasks in Outlook Office 365, 2016, and 2013
Create and add a signature to messages Office 365, 2016 and 2013
Check spelling before sending a message Office 365, 2016 and 2013
Send automatic "Out-of-Office" replies Office 365, 2016 and 2013
Please read this tip on what details to avoid in your automatic reply
Add and request read receipts and delivery notifications Office 365, 2016 and 2013
Show the Bcc box to prevent a recipient's name from showing Office 365, 2016 and 2013
Recover deleted items Office 365, 2016 and 2013
Recall or replace a message after it is sent Office 365, 2016 and 2013
Create a contact group (distribution list) Office 365, 2016 and 2013
Share an Outlook Calendar Office 365, 2016 and 2013
Manage another person's mail and calendar items Office 365, 2016 and 2013
Create additional calendars Office 365, 2016 and 2013
View multiple calendars at the same time Office 365, 2016 and 2013
Archive older items automatically or manually Office 365, 2016 and 2013

To find even more tutorials and help:

  1. Visit Microsoft's Office 365 Training Center.
  2. Click the Outlook icon.
  3. Select the topic you'd like to review.
You can also use the Search Office help field in the top right of the Microsoft Office 365 Training Center to find support and tutorials.
Search results may include other versions or Microsoft programs, when using a tutorial make sure your version is listed in the "Applies to:" list below an article's description or title.



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Last updated 10/10/2018