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UW Email Modernization Program: Overview

The UW is embarking on a program to modernize its email services (the Email Modernization Program).  The goals of the Program are to ensure that current students, faculty and staff have access to the latest email and collaboration/productivity tools and services at their disposal, to facilitate responsiveness to records requests, and to protect sensitive data. …

Deskmail Bulk Migration Toolkit

On This Page Project coordination resources Communication & change management resources Training & help resources Technical resources When planning and coordinating your own unit’s migration from Deskmail, you may find the following resources useful. Use them as is or adapt them for your purposes. Most of these materials were created and successfully utilized by UW…

Set up a Private Email Service

Before you leave the University, you’ll want to set up a private email account if you do not already have one. You will connect the private email account to your UW email account in order to forward any personal mail or files from the UW account to the private account. What’s the difference between UW…

Email Modernization Program: Timeline & Resources

On This Page Email Modernization timeline Resources for UW Deskmail users Resources for retirees and former staff Resources for alumni and former students The UW is embarking on a program to modernize its email services. The goals of the Email Modernization Program are to ensure that current students, faculty and staff have access to the…

Email Filtering

Email sent to or by UW email users is subject to several layers of filtering, designed to reject or discard unwanted messages, such as those that appear to be spam or those containing viruses.  Additionally, messages containing certain types of attachments are also rejected. Junk email filtering is a two-step process. Each incoming message is…

Rejecting and renaming file attachments

NOTICE: Due to the increase in sophisticated and destructive malware being delivered to computers through executable email attachments, UW-IT will reject all email messages that have risky types of executable files attached (such as .exe, .bat, .vbs and others). See below for more information on the types of files that will be rejected and alternative…

Protecting your email

Fighting viruses and spam What the UW is doing Scanning and monitoring Most email going to and from the UW is scanned by programs that identify messages that carry viruses and rate the likelihood that a message is junk mail or “spam” (they give each message a spam score). Because of the massive volume of…

Exchange Online

Exchange Online, a component of Office 365, provides email, calendar, contacts, and task management. For more information on Exchange features, see the Microsoft article Exchange Top Features. Get started with Exchange Online Your Exchange Online email address, user name, and password Forward your email to Exchange Online Start using Exchange Online Log in using OWA….

UW G Suite by Google

Available for Available for : Instructors Students Staff Log in to Gmail ABOUT UW G SUITE UW G Suite is similar to Google’s consumer apps, but free of advertising and with greater privacy protection.  UW G Suite includes Gmail, Drive, Calendar, and Sites. Shared UW NetIDs are helpful for use with G Suite, especially Google Drive. G Suite helps you to: Send…

Email and calendaring

On This Page Email systems with calendaring Email resources and guidelines UW Event Calendar The UW offers two email and calendaring systems available to all students, faculty and staff. UW Google Apps and Exchange Online both include email, calendaring, group calendaring capabilities, and contacts. Exchange Online Exchange Online is the University of Washington’s Microsoft Exchange…