WARNING: Email sent from one Exchange account to another within the IU system will not be forwarded elsewhere, no matter how your forwarding options are set. Your class listserv email will remain on Exchange. It will not be forwarded to umail, imail, or elsewhere. If you have Exchange email, you must be sure to check it.
Yes, there are several advantages:
- Exchange offers greater security than any of the other options. Because students in any of the health professions come into contact with patient information, this enhanced security is essential.
- Exchange users are allotted 500 M of storage. Webmail users are allotted only 100 M.
- Exchange has many additional, easy-to-use features.
- Personal calendars and shared calendars are a valuable tool.
- Wireless PDA access to Exchange is a great convenience. (You will need a PDA for your third year clinical rotations.)
- (Exchange is required for class of 2012 and beyond.)
No. Using Exchange is mandated because of its enhanced security. Also, if you have Exchange but don’t read it, you will miss official emails from IUSM. Email sent from one Exchange account to another within the IU system will not be forwarded elsewhere, no matter how your forwarding options are set.
Using Exchange is mandated because its enhanced security helps to safeguard patient privacy.
- You can use the web interface, which is located at www.exchange.iu.edu.
- You can also use the Outlook email client, which comes with Microsoft Office. To download Microsoft Office, go to IUware.iu.edu. For instructions on setting up the Outlook desktop client, see http://kb.iu.edu/data/aurj.html
- For instructions to set up Exchange on Windows Mobile 6, see http://kb.iu.edu/data/avrs.html.
- Instructions for configuring other clients, such as Mozilla Thunderbird, are available at http://kb.iu.edu/data/alrp.html.
Spam filters can be unpredictable. To prevent delivery errors caused by over-zealous filters, take these precautions.
To ensure that your email will not be deactivated, Medical Student Affairs must make a change of status request on your behalf.
University Information Technology Services (www.UITS.com).
Follow the instructions at http://msa.medicine.iu.edu/class-years/newstudents#createUserID.
Your Exchange account will be disabled after the second consecutive registration period during which you do not register for classes, around February or March.
However, you can keep your @iupui.edu email address:
Go to https://itaccounts.iu.edu/
• To create a Umail account, under “Select a service” click on “create more accounts.”
Select Umail and click the “Create Account” button.
• After creating your Umail account, wait 20 minutes or so, then continue at https://itaccounts.iu.edu
• Under “Select a service” click on “manage your e-mail”
• On this page, under “Forward your IU e-mail” Select the third option – “Set delivery for this address to user’s UITS mail account on” AND select “Umail” from the pick-list.
Click on the “Forward e-mail” button.
Note: There is no automatic transfer of old messages from your Exchange account to Umail.
If you would prefer, you may create an alumni email account through the Alumni Office.
Follow the instructions at http://msa.medicine.iu.edu/newstudents#createUserID.
See the IU Knowledge base article about Exchange ActiveSync. To get help with setup, contact UITS Support at 317-274-HELP.