Tips and Tricks for your UMKC Email

By , August 26, 2013 5:18 pm

e-mailYour UMKC e-mail account is the official form of communication for all UMKC matters.  Be sure to check it regularly so you don’t miss important announcements and deadlines!  However, your e-mail account gives you more than just e-mail.  The Outlook platform gives you many options to help you stay organized and worry-free throughout your time at UMKC and beyond.  Its features give you access to all kinds of tools at the touch of a button–all you need is internet access.

Within the Mail tab, you also have access to all your contacts, a calendar, and tasks.  This is a great way to keep a to-do list and help keep track of deadlines on your course syllabus! Another feature of Mail is the ability to live chat with other people signed in.  This service, through MSN Messenger, allows you to see who is available to chat.

Within the Office tab, you have access to the Windows Sky Drive.  This allows you to store documents and pictures on the web and access them from any computer!  You can create groups and share and edit documents within the Sky Drive.  You can also create and edit documents right in the browser–no need to download them every time you want to make an update.  When you do download a document to make changes, by pressing the Save button it automatically syncs to the uploaded file and saves your changes to the document in the Sky Drive.  This is a great tool to use if you don’t always remember to grab a flash drive.

To make the most of your e-mail anywhere, sync your e-mail account to your smartphone or laptop.  There are instructions on the UMKC Information Services website.  By syncing your account, you have the ability to sync not only e-mail, but calendars, contact info, and tasks.

If you have problems accessing your e-mail account, contact the Information Services HelpDesk at 816-235-2000; press 2 to speak with a technician.


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