Create an email auto-reply or out-of-office message

How to create an email auto-reply message. Students can use auto-reply if you will be away from Amherst for a time or graduating seniors can use auto-reply to notify people about their new email addresses. Faculty and staff can use email auto-reply for when you are away, on vacation, out of the office, or otherwise unavailable by email. Anyone leaving Amherst can use auto-reply to notify people of your new or preferred email address.

Voicemail/Integrated Messaging

The College's voicemail system integrates the voicemail on your campus phone with your email. When someone leaves you a voicemail, the system sends you an email with the message attached. You can retrieve messages using either your phone or by accessing your email.

Audience: 
Faculty
Staff
Features and Benefits: 

The system lets you manage your voice messages using either your phone or by accessing your email.

If you delete a voice message on your phone, the corresponding email is moved from your Inbox to your Deleted Items folder.

When you read an email containing a voice message, the message is deleted from your phone. Note that it is only necessary to open the message to delete if from your phone--it isn't necessary to actually listen to the attached file. Be careful if you use the Reading Pane on your email Inbox as doing so may automatically delete voicemail messages from both your email and your voicemail.

When you move a voice message from your Inbox to another email folder--whether you've read the message or not--the voice message is deleted from your phone.

If you move a voice message from an email folder back to your Inbox and then mark the message as unread, the message will again appear in the voice mailbox of your phone.

Requirements: 

Integrated voice and email messaging only works with the campus phone system.

Getting Started: 

The Use the Voicemail System knowledge base article provides detailed voicemail instructions.

Contact IT Communications & Infrastructure with any questions or for assistance.

    • Email ITCI@amherst.edu
    • Call 413-542-2410
Resources: 
Additional Information: 

See the New Voicemail System webpage for information about the change in voicemail systems that occurred in August 2013.

Alumni Email Forwarding

Upon request, the College will provide any alumnus or alumna with a forwarding email address in the form:
amherst_username@alumni.amherst.edu

Audience: 
Alumni
Features and Benefits: 

The alumni forwarding email service lets you publish a single email address that doesn't change, not matter how many 'real' email accounts you have.

Don't confuse your alumni forwarding address with a mailbox. It is simply a pointer to your real email box.

Requirements: 

You must be an alum of the College--or a soon to be alum--in order to take advantage of this service.

Getting Started: 

You can request an alumni forwarding address or change your forwarding target address on the Amherst College Alumni website.

Email and Calendaring

Amherst students, faculty, and staff automatically receive an Amherst email mailbox when they join the College. Casual employees receive a mailbox at the request of their supervisor. Student organizations can request an email account or a listserv mailing list by using the Campus Center's student organization registration form.

The College email servers run Microsoft Exchange, which provides Email, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, and other functions. Your messages and other data remain on the server until you explicitly delete them.

For best operation and access to College calendars, we recommend you use Microsoft Outlook for Windows or Macintosh.

For those who want email only and do not need to use College calendars, we also fully support IMAP email applications such as Mozilla Thunderbird.

For quick email checks—especially when travelling—use the online version of Amherst email, Web Mail, the Outlook Web App (OWA).

Audience: 
Students
Faculty
Staff
Features and Benefits: 

Because your Amherst email is stored on our server,  you see the same messages, contacts, and calendar appointments regardless of whether you access your email from your office, home, or another location.

Students have a 1 GB email quota; faculty and staff have unlimited email storage.

Requirements: 

To access your email via the web interface Outlook Web App (OWA), you need an Internet connection and a web browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer (IE), Chrome, or Opera.

Supported computer email clients are Outlook 2007, 2010, and 2013 for Windows, and Outloook 2011 for the Mac; Mail for Mac; and Thunderbird for both Windows and Mac.

On a mobile device, to access your Amherst email add an account and if possible/available select Exchange or Microsoft Exchange as the account type to add (other variations of the account type description might include ActiveSync, CorporateSync, or MAPI).

If your device does not offer Exchange or one of the variations listed above as an account type, opt to configure the email manually or set up as an IMAP account type.

Getting Started: 

Access Amherst Email Online using Web Mail

The website address for Amherst email online - Web Mail - is mail.amherst.edu.

Access Amherst Web Mail from the Amherst website by cilcking Tools top right corner of any page then Web Mail.

Set Up Amherst Email by type of Mobile Device

Set Up Amherst Email by Email Client

 

Additional Information: 

 

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