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    Configuring Notifications in Outlook and AppleMail


    By default, all the notifications of the arrival of new email are turned on.

    To configure these notifications:

    In Outlook 2010, 2013 or 2016 (Windows) click the File tab, then click Options. Click Mail and then locate Message arrival. There are several options you can change under this section: to change the length of time the Desktop Alerts appears or the transparency, click Desktop Alert Settings.

    Email Signatures


    To append a signature to each message you send, open a new message window.

    Saving a Draft Email Message


    While composing a message, you might decide you are not ready to send the message.

    In Outlook, you can save the message and send it at a later time by clicking the Floppy disk icon in the top left of the composing window. The message is stored in the Drafts folder. When you are ready to send the message, simply open the message from the Drafts folder, edit it as needed, then click Send.

    Working within your Mailbox Quota


    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.

    Gaining access to eProcurement


    eProcurement is the online purchasing system from which faculty and staff can purchase goods from electronic catalogs.

    To gain access to the eProcurement system, you will need to submit an access request, sign a confidentiality agreement and attend required training. The Financial Systems Access & Tools website contains detailed instructions on these procedures.

    Setting Your Initial Password


    To set an initial password on a new account, users must claim their account at

    Clutter Folder


    In August of 2015 Microsoft rolled out a new feature called "Clutter". Clutter moves low priority email messages out of your Inbox so that you can easily scan for important messages. Clutter analyzes your emails, and based on your past behavior, determines the messages that you’re most likely to ignore. It then moves those messages to a folder called Clutter so that you can review them later.

    The Clutter feature can be turned on and off from BWA or in the Windows Outlook client. Information on how to configure can be found on this Microsoft page:

    MailChimp Marketing Email Tool


    MailChimp is an email marketing service provider of three primary services:

    • Manage subscriber lists
    • Build email messages/campaigns
    • Review message reports

    MailChimp is a web-based application so you do not need to download or install any software on your computer. Sign up directly with MailChimp to create an account. The "chimp" imagery reflects the lighthearted style central to the company's culture and should not dissuade users from the utility of the product.

    Central FileMaker Pro Database Hosting for Departments


    If you are interested in having a central FileMaker Pro database hosted for your department, email [email protected].

    Create Folders in Outlook


    Create additional folders to organize messages, contacts, tasks, and notes.


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