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    Working within your Mailbox Quota

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    At Dartmouth, each mailbox has a limit for the amount of data that can be stored within it. We refer to this as the Mailbox Quota. That quota is a VERY large at 50 GB. If you exceed the quota, you will no longer be able to send e-mail from your account.

    Identify Fraudulent Email Messages

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    Many people get tricked into giving their Dartmouth password to someone else via an email message they receive that appears to be from a valid sender, or they get malware installed on their computer by clicking a link in an email message that appears to be from a valid sender. When opening email - from someone you don't know or someone that you think you do - here are a few tips to quickly identify whether an email message you received is valid:

    Junk Email Filtering

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    Dartmouth uses Microsoft's Exchange Online Protection system (EOP) for junk email and phishing filtering. These settings are controlled by Microsoft. However, there are several way in which you can control your junk email.

    First, you can notify Microsoft of messages that were incorrectly flagged as junk, or incorrectly flagged as not junk. There are several ways to do this:

    Report junk email in your Outlook inbox:

    Composing an Email Message

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    Dartmouth Accounts Service Overview

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    Your Dartmouth account is a unique 7 character sequence of letters and numbers used to identify you to Dartmouth systems and services. It is commonly referred to as your NetID (Network Identifier).

    When a new account is created, it must be “claimed” before it can be used. The claiming process involves setting a password for the account, then choosing security questions and answers for the account. You will be prompted to answer these security questions at different times, one word answers are the best option.

    Create a Contact Group in Outlook

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    Outlook 2013, 2016 (Windows)

    1. Click Contacts (or People) in the Navigation pane on the bottom left of the Outlook window.
    2. On the Home tab, click New Contact Group.
    3. In the Name field, type the name of your Contact Group (for example, "Political Friends").
    4. On the Contact Group tab, in the Members group, click Add Members.

    Using Group Mailing Lists

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    Reset Security Questions

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    Employees and alumni of Dartmouth who have been locked out of their account due to entering incorrect security questions are now able to reset the questions themselves without the help of the IT Help Desk as long as they have a non-Dartmouth email address on file with employee.dartmouth.edu or iModules, respectively. This does not currently apply to students, sponsored accounts, departmental accounts, or organizational accounts. 

    Groups in Office 365 Overview

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    Office 365 groups enables teams to come together and get work done, by establishing a single hub and a single set of permissions across Office 365 applications, so teams can simplify collaboration and increase productivity. A group can include: a group mailing list, a group calendar, a share OneNote Notebook, shared space for storing files on which the group is collaborating, a website, and planner (a tool for tracking tasks associated with the group).

    Create a Microsoft Team

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    Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace that brings together conversations, content, and a set of tools for teams to collaborate.

    We recommend users download and use the Teams client rather than using BWA. The client is available for download from https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads.

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