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Office 365 - Getting Started with Office 365
A document will guide you through some of the common features within Office 365 that will help you start using and interacting with your Office 365 account.
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Reserving a First.Last name email address
A new naming convention for email addresses is being introduced to provide consistency across the university, and to reap the benefits of brand recognition by using addresses that are easily identifiable as a UW-Madison entity. When your Office 365 account is activated (in the form of NetID@wisc.edu), you will have the option to add another email address in the form of email@example.com. All faculty/staff are required to reserve a firstname.lastname@example.org email address. It is available to students, however it is not required. This account will be added to your Office 365 account (NetID@wisc.edu) as an alternate address, not affecting any of your old settings or emails.
To reserve or change your firstame.lastname address, refer to Office 365 - Reserve or change your email@example.com address.
Setting a primary address
Upon activation within Office 365, your primary address is your NetID@wisc.edu. After you have reserved your first.last email address, you can choose this new address to be your primary address within Office 365. Note: the primary address will be the only address that will be visible (searchable) in the Office 365 Global Address List. Although an account in Office 365 can have multiple email addresses, each account has only one "primary address".
To change your primary address, refer to Office 365 - Change your Primary Address.
Via browser (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari)
Any recommended browser (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari) can be used to access your Office 365 account. Microsoft's Office 365 web client is called Outlook Web access. It can be accessed via https://email.wisc.edu/.
Via desktop/mobile client
The recommended/supported desktop/mobile client is Microsoft Outlook. To configure your account, refer to Office 365 - Set up your mobile device or desktop client.
Setting up inbox rules/filters
Inbox rules/filters help reduce clutter in your Inbox, which allow you to focus on items that are important to you. Refer to Document 32586 is unavailable at this time..