Checking Your E-mail Using Outlook Web Access

OWA HomeOutlook Web Access (OWA) gives you access to your College e-mail through an Internet connection.  This could be while you are at home or away on a trip.  As long as you have a connection to the Internet, you can get to your e-mail. 

Before you check your e-mail from home, you should be certain that your browser meets the minimum requirements. The minimum version of Internet Explorer is 5.5 and, for Netscape, the minimum version is 4.6. Firefox is also fine.  You can check the version of your web browser by clicking on the Help menu then clicking on About.  The following Internet address is the URL for the Exchange OWA server:

https://mail.montgomerycollege.edu/

Microsoft has provided a Web Access tutorial which clearly demonstrates the changes in Web Access with the upgrade of the Exchange Servers.

E-mail Cleanup Through OWA

Keep in mind that mail cleanup should be done through your desktop Outlook program.  Outlook Web Access has few features that support saving or filing messages.  The best thing to do is to delete unneeded messages as soon as possible. Practice ongoing maintenance.

You can print or save important messages. Use the browser’s File/Print option if you don’t mind printing the whole browser window. Otherwise,

  1. Open the message you wish to keep.
  2. Click the "View as a Web Page" link in the upper right hand corner of the window. Your browser will open with the message in it. At least you won’t have to print anything but the message.
  3. From there, either send the message to the Printer for a paper printout or save/print the message to a PDF file.

You can empty the Deleted Items folder by right mouse clicking the folder and selecting "Empty Deleted Items."

Go to the Outlook webpage.

 

Outlook Web Access (OWA)

 
Outlook Web Access 2007 User Guide   <Coming Soon>  
Outlook Web Access Tutorial 2007 <Learn More>
Logging onto OWA 2007 <Learn More>
Changing Your E-mail Password Through OWA 2007 <Learn More>