Division of IT: Email

Faculty/Staff Email

There are several options available to faculty/staff for accessing email on and off campus. Desktop email clients (such as Outlook) provide on-campus email access. Use Webmail for on-the-road or off-campus access. Students: please refer to the MU student email page.

The mailbox quota, or storage limit, for faculty and staff Exchange email accounts is 15 GB. If you near or exceed the quota, the following actions will be taken:

  • 14.9 GB — you will receive a warning that your mailbox is approaching the size limit.
  • 14.95 GB — you will be unable to send email.
  • Over 15 GB — you will be unable to send or receive email.

The maximum message size is 50 MB for both inbound and outbound messages. (Note: Due to the way the Microsoft Entourage email client reads size limits from the server, there is a maximum size of 25 MB for emails sent using Entourage. Please refer to the KnowledgeBase article Maximum Message Size in Entourage for more information.)

Webmail

Recommended use: on- or off-campus

Available on: Any computer with a web browser and an Internet connection

Webmail offers easy access from anywhere with Internet access and a web browser and offers a variety of useful features.

Log in to Webmail here. Or, use the "Email Login" link at the upper left corner of any page on this site (immediately below the Division of IT logo).

Outlook

Recommended use: on-campus only

Available on: Windows

Outlook has sharable full-featured calendaring, a task list, a contacts database, mail filters and more. It can be used off-campus, but it is not recommended. Use of Outlook outside of Mizzou Tigernet requires Virtual Private Networking.

Outlook Express

Recommended use: off-campus for users who do not want to use Webmail

Available on: Windows

Outlook Express comes pre-installed on most Windows computers. It is not quite as full-featured as Outlook. You can configure Outlook Express to either leave your messages on the mail server (IMAP) or download them to your computer (POP). POP is not recommended, because messages downloaded to your local machine cannot be accessed from elsewhere.

Outlook 2011

Recommended use: on-campus only

Available on: Macintosh

Outlook 2011 has sharable full-featured calendaring, a task list, a contacts database, mail filters and more. It can be used off-campus, but it is not recommended.

Thunderbird

Recommended use: on- or off-campus

Available on: Macintosh, Windows, Linux

Thunderbird is free from mozilla.com and features enhancements to help you manage your inbox and stay informed. Thunderbird lets you organize and display your folders, whether by favorites, recently viewed or folders containing unread messages. You can also set up RSS and newsgroup folders to stay on top of news and your interests.

Mac Mail

Recommended use: on- or off-campus

Available on: Macintosh

Mac Mail is the Macintosh email client pre-installed with OS X.