College Email | College of Science | SIU
Once upon a time, our college maintained its own mail server. This was primarily done to provide our users with departmental email addresses, user at chem.siu.edu or physics.siu.edu. We mothballed our server when the SIU.EDU system started supporting department addresses.
The current campus email is hosted in the "cloud" via Microsoft's Office365. As we migrated to Office365, I configured accounts with their department address and continue to do so as new faculty/staff arrive. I'm sure there are a number of help pages in the Salukitech website so I won't duplicate the effort here. I will, however, add tidbits I've found over time regarding creating and maintaining accounts.
Mail can be checked using a browser at http://office.siu.edu. Sign in using either your @siu.edu email address or siu85xxxxxxx and NetID password.
Auto-reply: Auto-replies are managed by the user and can only be access via their web interface, not Outlook or any other mail client. Log in, click on the gear in the upper right of the browser window and select Automatic Replies.
Clutter: Office365 moves email that you typically don't open and those it deems spam into the Clutter folder. You can turn off the Clutter service only from the web interface. Click on the Gear and in Search All Settings, type clutter. You can simply turn it on or off.
Phones: I've found the easiest mail client to configure is the Outlook app available to most all phone makes/models. Basically all you have to do is tell the app you want to configure an Office365 account, put in your address and it will auto-configure. It will then ask for your password. If you have any problems configuring your phone, feel free to stop by and we'll take a look.