Account ConsolidationThe process of combining multiple accounts into a single account during the transition to Office 365.
In Microsoft 365, an alternate address is any email address associated with a NetID@wisc.edu or service account (email@example.com). Any NetID or Service account may have any number of email addresses associated with it. These email addresses includes, but is not limited to, previous alias/alternates accounts and/or user/role/service accounts that have been consolidated with the NetID. A message destined to any of the alternate addresses will be delivered to the main address on the account (NetID@wisc.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org).
An email address identifies the account that messages should be delivered (e.g., email@example.com). An account can have multiple email addresses. Each account in Microsoft 365 has only one primary address, but an account can have multiple alternate addresses. An account will accept email for any email address on the account.
In email addresses, the domain is the part of an email address comes after the @ symbol. For example, for the email address of "firstname.lastname@example.org", the domain is "wisc.edu".
Global Address List (GAL)The Global Address List (GAL) is the address look up feature in Office 365. It contains email addresses for individuals and resources, excluding those that are hidden. Office 365 uses the Global Address List to supply email addresses when you are composing a message or inviting individuals to meetings.
A linked account is an account that your NetID has been provided access to. For example, after entering your NetID login credentials at the NetID login screen, you will have the option of logging into your primary mailbox or any other mailboxes (accounts) that have been linked to your NetID, such as a departmental account. A NetID can be "linked" to any number of other accounts, simplifying the login process for users and providing much needed affiliation between accounts. Linked access to an account also provides other privileges such as consolidating in preparation for the migration to Office 365.
Instructions for linking an Office 365 service account to your NetID are available here.
Microsoft 365 AccountThe location in the Office 365 system where your email, calendar, task list, and address book are stored. Each Office 365 account has one primary address, but can have many alternate addresses.
In Microsoft 365, permissions can enable an individual to access another individual's mail, calendars, and contacts. For example, if User A wanted the ability to modify events in User B's calendar, User B would need to assign read/write/modify permissions to User A. Review complete list of permissions levels (and definitions): Microsoft 365 - Mail and Calendar folder permission levels.
POP3/POPPost Office Protocol (POP) is an application-layer Internet standard protocol used by local email clients to retrieve e-mail from a remote server over a TCP/IP connection.
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