Email Services

Email Overview

Every Schreiner University student is issued a username and password for email and network computers. You can access your email directly from any computer with internet access by typing this URL into the browser address line: mail.schreiner.edu. As an official campus communication format, accounts should be checked regularly.

Outlook Web Access

a.k.a., OWA or simply "webmail" -- provides access to your Exchange email messages, calendar and contact information using only a Web browser. It provides most of the functionality of installed Outlook or other email client software.

For Windows PCs, OWA works best with Internet Explorer (Microsoft's Web browser), but can also be used with alternative browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, or Opera. For Apple/Mac systems, OWA works with Safari (Apple's Web browser), but also Foxfire, Chrome, Opera, etc.

To use Outlook Web Access (webmail)

1. Go to http://mail.schreiner.edu

2. Log in using your assigned Schreiner network user ID and password.

Maximum mail size limit for an individual message, including attachments, is 5 MB.

OWA has a searchable Help utility built in, that includes a "Getting Started" section. Click on the blue Help icon.

For questions about Outlook Web Access, contact the Help Desk at 830.792.7262.

 

Where do I get my email username and password?

As a part of orientation for new students at Schreiner you receive a sheet (green in color) with your Student ID Number, your e-mail address, the Campus network user name, and your network password.

Do not share your personal computing credentials with anyone. In addition, campus technology staff will never ask you for your username or password. If you receive an e-mail requesting your personal information, it is a phishing attempt. Please report phishing attempts on your account to the help desk at 830-792-7344.

How do I log on to email?

Refer to the "green sheet" you receive when you attended orientation at Schreiner that has your username and password . Printed on this sheet will be instructions on how to log on to Schreiner's web services. If you did not attend a Mountaineers Day orientation, go to the Enterprise Technology Services office.  It is located in the Logan Library building, but has its own separate entrance next to the Print Shop.

Can't Log-in to your account?

See the Help section of this website, contact the help desk at 830-792-7344

Spam, Phishing, & Viruses

Spam

Spam is unwanted or unsolicited material that travels via email (commonly spam includes advertising or marketing in some fashion or another). Schreiner University has measures in place to reduce and block much of the spam that is aimed at our users and network. However, it is your responsibility to evaluate messages and files that are sent to you. The best indicator that you have been sent spam is to examine closely the contact name and email address of the sender. If you suspect the message is spam do not open the email, simply delete the message. If the same message is sent to you repeatedly, block the sender or contact the Help Desk. Never open a link in an e-mail.  Paste the URL into the address line and see if it really goes where the e-mail says it will.

Phishing

Phishing is an attempt to route the receiver of an email message to a web document (webpage) where you will be instructed to enter your username and password, or in some cases your personal information. Internet scammers are very talented in reproducing popular webpages to look like the real thing (this can include bank websites, email websites, and social media websites). It is in your best interest to be vigilant and inspect the webpage and URL closely before entering any sensitive information. Generally you are not sent email from an individual or company you don't already have an existing relationship with and be instructed to enter sensitive information.

Viruses

Computer viruses implant instructions in other programs or storage devices, and can attack, scramble, or erase computer data. The danger of computer viruses lies in their ability to replicate themselves and spread from system to system. Few computing systems are immune to infection.  McAfee antivirus software is available free of charge on this website under Software or at the Library Computer Commons Help Desk.

Mailbox Size Limit

Maximum mail size limit for an individual message is 5 MB.  Anything over this limit will not pass through our server, inbound or outbound to your account.

Certain types of files (i.e., executables and compressed) are automatically blocked.  If you have need of such files, please contact the Help Desk.

Mailbox size limit is as follows: 200 MB - warnings from the Network Administrator; 225 MB - can no longer send mail; 250 MB - can no longer send or receive mail.  You can check your mailbox size by right-clicking on "Mailbox", then left-clicking on "Properties" and finally on "Folder Size".  Don't forget to empty your" Sent Items" and "Deleted Items" occasionally.

Personal folders (.PST)  allow you to create and organize folders and keep your mailbox size under control.  Please note that you will not be able to access these personal folders through OWA (Outlook Web Access).  By default, the limit for a .PST file in Outlook 2007 and in Outlook 2003 is configured to be 20 GB.  Please contact the Help Desk if you reach this limit.

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