Microsoft® Outlook®


What is Microsoft® Outlook® ?

Microsoft® Outlook® provides an integrated solution for managing your time and information, connecting across boundaries, and remaining in control of the information that reaches you. Office Outlook delivers innovations you can use to quickly search your communications, organize your work, and better share your information with others — all from one place.

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Is there a cost associated with Microsoft® Outlook® ?

No.  Clemson University has a campus wide license for Microsoft Office. 

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Can I download Microsoft® Outlook® ? 

Students and Faculty can download Microsoft® Office® from the Clemson Download Page

Xmail (also called Outlook Web Access -- OWA) is a web based interface to the Exchange server for use by faculty and staff that provides a seamless interface for email, calendaring and contacts. Exchange is the fully-supported messaging server for employees.  Xmail can be accessed through a web browser by navigating to

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How do I use Microsoft® Outlook® ?

Clemson University has a campus wide license for the SkillPort Learning Resources. Training for Microsoft® Outlook® is available in SkillPort. Use the keyword 'Outlook' in the 'Search' in SkillPort to find available resources.

Microsoft has several resources available on their website to help you learn how to use Microsoft® Outlook® .  There are additional resources available on the web as well. We have linked some resources that we believe will help you in learning Microsoft® Outlook® below.

  • Quick Reference Card (.PDF)
  • Migrating to Outlook 2010 (.HTM)
  • Microsoft® Outlook ® Keyboard Shortcuts for Email (.HTM)
  • Microsoft® Outlook ® Keyboard Shortcuts for Alt Keys (.HTM)
  • Connect to the Exchange Web Client Solution Guide (.HTM)*
  • Configuring a new Exchange Account (.SWF)
  • Creating your Outlook account on your Windows computer (.SWF)
  • Outlook Training Roadmap(.HTM)
  • Outlook Additional Resources (.HTM)
  • Best Practices for Using Exchange (.HTM)
  • Email Forwarding Control Panel (.HTM)*

* Clemson Username and Password Required

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screenshot of the calendarFrequently Asked Questions

Review the Microsoft® Outlook® Help Center to assist you in finding answers to some of your most frequently asked questions.  You can also review the Outlook Solution Center or the Microsoft® Outlook® Discussion Group for frequently asked questions.

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Do we offer Instructor-Led training for Microsoft® Outlook® ?

Yes. CCIT currently offers instructor-led training for faculty, staff and students. Please view our training calendar to register for these available classes. Click the links below to download the class handouts.  Email for one-on-one training.

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System Requirements

Review the Microsoft® Outlook® System Requirements.

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Additional Resources

  • Microsoft Office Outlook Team Blog (.HTM)
  • Organizing oneself in Outlook (.HTM)

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Research & Articles

  • How do I synchronize a Google Calendar with an Outlook calendar? (.HTM)
  • Setup Outlook IMAP or POP access to your E-Mail Account (.HTM)

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Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
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