Prepare for Winter Break
Change your password, set your office phone’s Alternate Greeting, learn how to check voice mail and forward messages, set Outlook’s Out of Office notice and make sure VPN works. Subscribe to the ITS Blog to get the latest tips. Then enjoy winter break with no computer worries!
- Change Your Network/Email Password
If you haven’t changed your password since the beginning of the fall term, change it now to stay connected to email, JayWeb and Blackboard. You won’t have to do it again until April. Just make sure to remember the new password. After you change your password, change it on all your devices. Use your new password before you leave campus.
Log on to OWA to test your new password.
- WiFi – Update Your Password
After you change your email password, if you connect to EC_JAYNET_LOGIN on campus you will need to change the wireless password for that connection. This is not necessary if you connect to EC_OPEN_WIFI.
- Email on Wireless Devices – Update Your Password
If you receive college email on any of your devices, such as an iPhone, update your mail settings to use the new password. Step by step instructions: iPhones
- Alternate Greeting
From your office phone, change and enable an alternate greeting to alert callers that you are away from the office. Set an end date for the greeting. Create Alternate Greeting, Enable Alternate Greeting, Disable Alternate Greeting
- Forward Calls Directly to Your Home or Cell Phone
Send calls to your home phone or cell phone if it is in the 717 area code. Office calls will then ring on that phone instead of your office phone. Step by Step Directions
- Forward Calls to Voice Mail
If you will not be in the office, and don’t want calls to ring on your home or cell phone, send calls directly to your voice mailbox. On your office phone, press the CFwdAll softkey, then press the Messages button. When you return, press the CFwdAll again to turn off.
- Listen to Voice Messages While You are Away
Voice messages will appear in Outlook as an audio file. Just click to listen. Don’t, however, reply to the audio message. You must use the sender’s actual email address in your reply.
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Use your home or cell phone to listen to your voice mail messages. Step by Step Directions
Out of the Office Notices
Notify Senders You’re Away from the Office
Set your Out of Office message in Outlook or Outlook Web App (OWA).
- Outlook Web App (OWA) – Video & Step by Step Instructions
- Outlook 2007 (PC) – Video
- Outlook 2010 (PC) – Video & Step by Step Instructions
- Outlook 2011 (Mac) – Video & Step by Step Instructions
If you are doing any college work from home over winter break, before you leave, make sure VPN is working and that you can connect to your network drives on your college-owned computer. On a personal computer check that you can connect using a remote desktop connection to ecfsHome-ts.
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