January 15, 2018

Reminder:Limitations on Outlook Web Access and Alternatives

By Neath Folger

Since Oct 24th  significant limitations and/or restrictions have been imposed on Outlook Web Access (mcmail or imail (this via Remote Access) when using a laptop or desktop computer, for example:

  • One cannot download ANY documents.
  • One can still read documents with certain extensions but only in a web browser by selecting the link next to the attachment that says “Open as web page.” This includes Word, Power Point, and Excel documents as well as well as rtf and pdf files.
  • Attachments larger than 5 megabytes, however, cannot be viewed at all.

The limitations in using Outlook Web Access (Webmail)  may encourage one to:

Changes to Outlook Web Access do not affect email access from mobile devices.

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