University of California, Riverside

Exchange E-mail

Exchange Features

Exchange provides many enhancements, most importantly, the integrated email and calendaring system. Here are a list of features offered.


  • A consistent inbox, calendaring, and contacts experience across the PC, browser and phone.
  • Single scrolling pane of mail per folder, never having to jump between pages.
  • Integrated conversation view bringing together information across all folders, inbox and sent and deleted items.
  • Ability to remove (or "mute") themselves from irrelevant conversations with the click of a button.
  • Mail Tips to notify users about potential mistakes before they send e-mail.


Exchange email gives staff a 5 gigabyte quota and faculty 10 gigabytes of quota. Messages have a size limit of 30mb to be accepted for delivery. Email is easily sorted and can be managed as a thread in a collapsible conversation view. Users will never have to navigate through email pages; all email in a single folder show up in one scrollable window pane. Exchange provides powerful and easy to use filtering and searching commands. MailTips inform users automatically with tips and warning details that could render an email undeliverable or incomplete (such as not including a subject or sending to a large list of people) before clicking the send button.


Users have access to other Exchange shared calendars. Outside calendars can also be shared and added to the user's calendar list. View the calendars side by side or in  overlap mode using Outlook. Schedule meetings conveniently with the Scheduling Assistant. Scheduling with those outside the organization or with non-Exchange calendars is even possible. Decide what type of contact can be shared with others and send individuals their calendar information. Users can publish and print their calendar.


Tasks are a handy way to keep track of "to do" items. The "Tasks" will open open to a page where you can create and add new tasks to the list. You can delete tasks completely or check them when complete and a strike through line will appear through the task indicating its been addressed. Double click any previously created task to open up more options such as a due date, priority level, percentage complete, any reminders. Details can even include hours of work, mileage, billing, and companies. Tasks can be repeating. In the Outlook client, tasks will show up in the calendar view. For more information, view the documentation on Microsoft Outlook Tasks.


A default note folder is in your mailbox. For things that won't be sent out as an email and are not classified as tasks, create a note. A read only view of notes already created is given in OWA. Users will need the Outlook client in order to create and modify notes.


Address emails quickly with the convenient nickname cache. Add new contact folders to keep your contacts sorted. Right clicking on a contact gives you quick access to send a message or create a meeting. Creating a contact group is an easy way to email multiple people in a mailing list fashion, simply by creating a name for the group and adding all related contacts.

Features Not Supported

  • Public Folders

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Computing & Communications
Computing & Communications Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-3555
Fax: (951) 827-4541

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