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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 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 version 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 2016, 2013 and 2010
Add a signature to messages 2016 and 2013
Check spelling before sending a message 2016 and 2013
Send automatic "Out-of-Office" replies 2016 and 2013
Please read this tip on what details to avoid in your automatic reply
Be notified when others receive or open an email message 2016 and 2013
Show the Bcc box to prevent a recipient's name from showing 2016 and 2013
Recover deleted items 2016 and 2013
Recall or replace a message after it is sent 2016 and 2013
Create a contact group (distribution list) 2016 and 2013
Share an Outlook Calendar 2016 and 2013
Manage another person's mail and calendar items 2016 and 2013
Create additional calendars 2016 and 2013
View multiple calendars at the same time 2016 and 2013
Archive older items automatically or manually 2016 and 2013
Using AutoArchive or Archiving manually 2010

Outlook training linkTo find even more tutorials and help:

  1. Visit Microsoft's Office 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 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 11/13/2017