SoM Mail servers
The School of Medicine MSIS Department runs a Microsoft Exchange mail system for housing mailboxes, and a Sendmail system as the med.wayne.edu email gateway. The Exchange system provides access to SoM Exchange Mailboxes using Outlook, and any pop/imap protocol clients such as Entourage for Macintosh. You can also gain access to your SoM Exchange Mailbox using a web browser via the Outlook Web Access page. If you have a cell phone or other handheld device, you can use Outlook Mobile Access from the following web site - https://owa.med.wayne.edu/oma/.
is Microsoft's premier "messaging" product, encompassing
not only e-mail but also shared scheduling and other special features.
Unlike Eudora and
similar mail programs that speak the widely-recognized POP protocol,
Exchange works by communicating with a special Exchange server that is
available only from Microsoft. Compared with most other mail programs,
Exchange is both uniquely capable and relatively expensive to license and
original end-user mail program for Exchange was referred to simply
as "Exchange" or the "Exchange client," but recent versions have been
given the name "Outlook." For most purposes these terms are
interchangeable. School of Medicine Exchange users are advised to use
Outlook XP or Outlook 2003. Macintosh users are advised to use Microsoft Entourage 2004 which is the Macintosh equivalent of Microsoft Outlook.
is a powerful groupware product that allows easy, automated, ways of
managing many of the time consuming tasks of
communicating with others and managing time. Outlook Public Folders offer
an innovative way to collaborate with other Outlook users by allowing
document sharing and course information, but also provides threaded
discussion views that gives an organized way of viewing posted information.
This information can also be viewed while you are away from the WSU campus
during spring/fall breaks, study abroad or at home using Outlook Web
also known as "OWA".
Below are just a few more of the features in Outlook
to make managing e-mail and your time more effective:
allows you to gain full access to all of the integrated
features available on your Exchange account such as the
calendar, contacts, notes, tasks and Public Folders.
Outlook XP/2003, you are able to view your personal
schedule by the day, week
on-going or routine projects using
and create your own computerized "sticky notes" with
the integrated notes feature.
can be used to keep track of your personal and professional
calendar can be set up set up so that people you choose can read,
create or edit your
appointments. Appointment reminders can be "popped" on to
your computer screen.
- Schedule meetings
with other School of Medicine Exchange users. If everyone that you
want to schedule a meeting with has their personal calendars
the next available
meeting time for the group automatically, send them a meeting
they can then accept or decline the invitation. By accepting, the
meeting is automatically placed on their personal calendar.
Updates to the
or information can be sent to the participants so their calendars
stay updated. As the meeting organizer you can even see what
status is for everyone that has been invited.
- Book resources
such as classrooms, public and private labs, and equipment.
to a Global Address directory. When new people come on
board, they are already in the Global Address book. When
they leave, they are automatically removed from the Global
Address book. This
reduces contact management.
- With your contacts, create your own personal
distribution lists to include friends, family or fellow
students in your
Folders is an exciting feature that is available only
when connecting to the SOM Exchange Server using either
Outlook XP/2003 or Outlook Web Access as your client. Public Folders
can be used to disseminate information to those enrolled
in specific classes and
members of departments.