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Access your e-mail on the web

Use Outlook Web Access (OWA) to access your Exchange e-mail and calendar from any network location with a web browser.

 

Visit: https://mail.ohio.edu/owa 
username: OhioID@ohio.edu
password: current password

View this feature comparison chart to determine which e-mail and calendaring program is right for you.

Outlook Web Access (OWA)

Q: What is it?

A: Outlook Web Access (OWA) is a web page that allows you to access your Exchange mailbox. Because you can use a web browser to read and send mail, Outlook Web Access is useful whenever you are not using a workstation specifically setup to access your mailbox using Microsoft Outlook or other software. OWA is a convenient way to access your e-mail when you are traveling or working from home. If your computer does not allow you to install or configure software, or if you have an OS that does not have support for Exchange, then best option may be to use OWA (Outlook Web Access). For security reasons, Outlook Web Access has a 24 hour timeout incorporated when using a non-shared (Private) computer and 20 minute timeout when using a shared (Public) computer. If you are the only person who uses the computer, select "This is a Private Computer". If you lose a document because you were composing at the timeout, it may be in the "Drafts" folder. As usual, when composing or editing a document, you should save your work frequently to avoid possible loss of data.

Feature comparison between OWA and Outlook 2007

 

Feature

Light

Premium

Spelling Checker

Not available

 Available

Reading Pane

Not available

 Available

Accessibility for Blind and Low Vision Users

Available

 Not  available

Notifications and Reminders

Not available

 Available

Weekly Calendar Views

Not available

 Available

Windows SharePoint Services and Windows file share Integration

Not available

 Available

Compose Messages by Using HTML

Only plain text is available in Outlook Web Access Light

 Available

Calendar Options

Limited to the following features:

  • Show week numbers

  • Set the first day of the week

  • Select days of the week

  • Set day start and end times

 Available

Arrange By

Limited to a subset of choices, depending on the folder type

 Available

Right-Click Menu

Not available

 Available

Drag-and-Drop

Not available

 Available

Explicit Logon

Not available

 Available

Type-down Search

Not available

 Available

Resource Mailbox Management

Not available

 Available

Appearance (Color Scheme)

Not available

 Available

Voice Mail Options

Not available

 Available