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Northwest Missouri State University students have email and personal file storage through Microsoft's cloud services. In Office 365 (Student Email), students have 10 gig of email storage. Students also have at least 7 gig file storage in their Microsoft OneDrive (personal file storage) cloud account, which is accessed through your Northwest email. To check out your Northwest Student Email and OneDrive account go to the following URL: https://www.outlook.com/mail.nwmissouri.edu.
Note: Email and personal file storage space is determined by Microsoft and subject to change.
Q10: What is the Cloud?
A1 - How do I change my Student Email (Office 365) Password?
Please DO NOT change your Northwest network account password using Student Email (Office 365). Please go to the How to Change Passwords web page and use these directions. You may have to wait 5 minutes for the change to take effect.
A2 - What password criteria are required to successfully change my Student Email (Office 365) password?
Northwest network account passwords must be at least 8 characters and no more than 16 characters long. Northwest network account passwords can NOT contain spaces. Northwest network account passwords should include 4 criteria:
Note: Special characters are optional. The special characters that work best on the Northwest network include the underscore [ _ ], asterisk [ * ], exclamation [ ! ], period [ . ], at [ @ ], pound [ # ], dash [ - ] or dollar [ $ ] symbols. Please do NOT use the percent [ % ] symbol. Special characters should be placed in the middle of your password not at the beginning or end.
A3 - What happens if I accidentally changed my password in my Student Email (Office 365)?
If you changed your Northwest network account password in Office 365, your other passwords for such things as myNorthwest and logging in to a campus networked computer to print a document will NOT be in sync with your Student Email account.
A4 - What do I do if I accidentally changed my password in my Student Email (Office 365)?
Go to the How to Change Passwords web page and change your password again using these directions. You can also go directly to the Internet Service Manager.
Note: Be sure that you LOG OUT of your Outlook Live email account BEFORE changing your password again through the How to Change Passwords web page.
A5 - How do I get on my Student Email (Office 365)?
If you need help getting started getting onto your Student Email via Office 365, please see call the Information Technology Help Desk at 660.562.1634.
A6 - How do I use OnDrive Personal File Storage (formerly SkyDrive)?
Students have personal file storage in their OneDrive account within their email. Students can store any kind of file in the service, including photos, video, and documents, and then access them from any Windows PC or mobile device. The service organizes files by type, so it's easy to find what you need. If you need help using OnDrive in your Student Email, call the Information Technology Help Desk at 660.562.1634. You can also view Microsoft's OneDrive support information at: https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/support/.
A7 - How do I set up my mobile phone to access my email?
As a student, unless you have the Exchange (ActiveSync) option, you must be on your mobile phone provider's network (i.e. Sprint, AT&T, etc.) to have both incoming and outgoing mail available to you on the Northwest campus. Look for the Windows Live or Exchange option on your phone when setting up your email. If you have Exchange (ActiveSync), the server is: m.outlook.com
To receive your Northwest email on your smartphone, you must login with your full Northwest Network email address (email@example.com) and current Northwest Network Account password.
If you do not have Exchange (ActiveSync), outgoing mail for students is blocked on Northwest's wirless network. If you want to use Northwest's wireless network with your Student Email and do not have Exchange (ActiveSync), you will only be able to have incoming mail available to you. You will need to use Pop3 and set your incoming Server settings to use SSL Security, and be on Port 110 or 995. The server is pod51008.Outlook.com.
Accessing your email settings on smart phones can vary depending on the operating system (OS) and phone model, so please view your phone’s instruction manual or its manufacturer’s web site instructions before attempting to set up your email on your smart phone. Here is one example of where to find the Exchange (ActiveSync) account on an iPhone (also applicable for iPad and iPod touch):
Please be sure to do the initial setup of Microsoft Outlook and Student Email (Office 365) wired (Ethernet cable) and not wireless. Trying to configure Outlook to work with your Student Email (Office 365) may not be successful using wireless. However, once properly configured, you should have no trouble using Outlook wirelessly.
If you have a university-provided computer, you can set up Outlook to work successfully with your Student Email with these instructions. To setup Outlook to work successfully with your Student Email on a non-univeristy provided computer, please the Microsoft Outlook/Office 365 help page.
A9- What do I do if I have questions about Student Email (Office 365)?
If you have questions, please contact the Information Systems (IT) Help Desk at 660.562.1634. You can also email the IT Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A10 - What is the Cloud?
The "Cloud" is a general term used by software service providers to describe online services provided by remote servers. Office 365 is the term that Microsoft uses to refer to their "Cloud" email online service. Other examples of "Clouds" include Google (Google Docs, Google+, etc.) and NetFlix.
A11 - What is the difference between Cloud email and Office 365?
At Northwest Missouri State University, we have been using the terms Cloud Email and Office 365 interchangeably. However, Office 365 is the better term to describe the student email system.
A12 - Will Google Chrome work with Student Email (Office 365) and OneDrive (Personal File Storage)?
Google Chrome should work with Office 365 and OneDrive, but problems have been reported, so there is no guarantee that Google Chrome will work with Office 365 all the time. If you experience difficulty with Office 365 or OneDrive when using Google Chrome, switch to another Internet service browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari.
A13 - How will I email my professor or campus employer on my Student Email (Office 365)?
Faculty and full-time staff have their email on the campus's Microsoft Exchange Server and thus, have a different email address than students. Students have mail.nwmissouri.edu accounts and faculty/staff have nwmissouri.edu accounts.
Note: The university's "global address list" is available within Student Email accounts so that students may look up and email other Northwest students, faculty and staff without having to know the person's full email address. See Q14 for how to use the Office 365 global address list.
A14 - How can I email someone at Northwest if I don't know their email address?
Once you start a new email message in Office 365, you can simply click on the To: and Northwest's entire, scrollable "global address list" will appear. You can also type a name (if you know the person's full name) in the To: textbox of your new mail message and click the Check Names icon.
A15 - How do I move email in my Student Email (Office 365) Junk E-Mail folder to my Inbox?
Office 365 does a good job of targeting junk email and placing those items into the Junk E-Mail folder. However, occasionally email that you do want may find its way into the Junk Email folder. Therefore, it is important to periodically check the Junk Email folder to make sure you aren't missing mail that you do want to receive. See these instructions on how to move email that had been placed in theJunk Email folder back to your Inbox.
A16 - How do I Delete Junk Email in my Student Email (Office 365)?
To free up space in your Student Email account, periodically delete mail in your Junk Email folder. See these instructions on how to delete junk email.
A17 - Do I have space for a personal web page on the Northwest network?
Yes, each student as space for their own personal web page on CATpages. To learn more about CATpages, please see the CATpages web site.