Tips and Tricks to Outlook Live

With Office Outlook Web Access, you can use a Web browser to access your Northwest Exchange Server mailbox from any computer with an Internet connection. You can use Outlook Web Access with Microsoft Internet Explorer or many other browsers for UNIX, Apple Macintosh, or computers running Microsoft Windows.  Here are some Tips and Tricks to Outlook Live.

Having folders keeps your Inbox organized by putting messages into folders that you have created. Having a signature allows you to include a portion of text, such as your name, address, and contact details in each message you send allowing the recipient of the email to have your contact information. Distribution lists are lists of names, also known as a group, where email addresses are used to email everyone in the Group at the same time.

Live SkyDrive is a file storage and sharing service that allows users to upload files to the computing cloud, then access them from a web browser. It uses Norwest Email to control access to the user’s files, allowing them to keep the files private and/or share with contacts.  The service offers 7 GB of free personal storage.

Office Live is a service that allow users to upload their Microsoft Office documents to the computing cloud and share them with other users. Users can also create, view and edit Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote documents from a web browser using the integrated Office Web Apps. To Access the Sky Drive, Log into Outlook Web Mail, in the middle at the top of the screen select Office >Your Documents.


To Create a Folder

  1. Right click on the mail folder where you want to create sub-folders. (Ex. Inbox)
  2. Select Create New Folder.
Enter a name for the folder in the text box that appears, and press Enter on the keyboard.
  4. Your folder is now created.

Tip ~ You can move messages to folders by dragging and dropping them into the folder OR right click on the e- mail > select Move to Folder > select the folder > Move.

To Create a Signature

  1. In the upper right hand corner click Options > See All Options.
  2. Click Settings and, then, the Mail tab.
  3. In the E-mail Signature box, compose your signature.
  4. Check the “automatically include my signature on messages I send” box, if so desired.
  5. Click Save in the lower right.

Tip ~ You can format your text by using the formatting tools located above the signature text box. You can change the color, font type, font size, alignment, etc.

To Create a Distribution Group/List

  1. Select Contacts in folder list in the lower left.
  2. Click on the down arrow next to New, and select Group/List.
  3. Type a name for the group in the Group Name field. (The way you type the name will be exactly how it will be identified within your Contacts folder.)
  4. Click the Members button. A new window will open and display the northwest global address list.
  5. In the Search field at the 
top, type all or part of the name of the person you would like to add to the distribution list, and click on the Search (magnifying glass) button.
  6. If the user or group you are searching for appears, double click the name, and it will be added to the Members field. Repeat for any additional users you would like to add as members.
  7.  Click Ok in the lower right to return to the Group/List window.
  8. Select “Add to Group” to add the selected addresses to your distribution list. Click Save and Close.

Tip ~ Northwest has Groups/List already in the directory. To find a group from the mailbox, click New > To  > (Under Address Book) Show other address list  > All Groups.



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