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Blinn Web Mail Instructions:
These instructions explain how to customize and utilize the web mail interface.

Access to web mail is at: http://mail.blinn.edu

Sorting and display of messages
Address book, College Directory
Folders, Filters and Searching
Changing Password
Setting out-of-office/vacation notice

General Navigation
- Click on the Subject of a message to view the entire message
- Do not use the Back button in your browser. Instead use the navigation buttons in the web mail interface to move between messages, the Inbox and other folders.
- Use the icon above the different columns to change the sorting of messages.

Change the order messages are sorted by default
- select the Options button
- select Appearance
- under the Message List View heading, pull down the selection box list next to Sort Messages and select either oldest first or oldest last

Change the number of messages displayed at a time
- select the Options button
- select Appearance
- under the Message List View heading, pull down the selection box next to Show and choose from 10-100 messages per page.

Creating addresses in the Address book
- You can not import an existing address book into the web mail address book
- While reading a message either click on the address in the From line or click the icon Add Addresses


Accessing Blinn address directory
While composing a new message click on the Address book icon.

- Click the Search button in the middle of the window
- Change Search Personal Address Book to Search Corporate Directory
- Enter a first or last name and then select the desired entry

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Creating and viewing Folders
Click on the Folder button. The bar will change to allow you to create, rename and view folders.
It is not recommended using the Share and Subscribe options at this time.

Using e-mail filters
The web mail does not have the feature to automatically filter messages into certain folders. Instead, you can select the Search icon and choose the search criteria. Once you have the desired results click 'Select All' at the bottom of the window and then pull down the 'Move messages to folder' at the top of the window and select a folder.

Deleting messages
When you select to delete a message it moves the message to the Trash folder by default. You must then go and Expunge the message from the Trash folder to remove the message permanently. An option is to add the Expunge icon to your toolbar.
- When reading a message click the Delete icon
- When in the Inbox, select messages by checking the corresponding Select box and then click the Delete icon

Other deleting options can be found under Options and Settings
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Add Expunge icon
Expunge immediately deletes the message from the server. You can add this icon to your Inbox view.
- Select Option button
- Select Settings
- Click 'Mark messages deleted (use Expunge to delete permanently)' under Deleting mail


Changing e-mail password
- Select Option button
- Select Password
- Enter your old password and new password twice and click on Change Password

Setting an Out-of-Office or Vacation message
- Select Options button
- Select Vacation Message
- Check 'Enable automatic vacation reply'
- Enter the beginning and end date for the auto reply message
- Enter how many days to wait before sending your auto reply message again to the same sender
- Enter a subject for your auto reply message
- Enter a message that Blinn employees will receive in the 'The following text will be included in your vacation message to internal senders:' box
- Enter a message non-Blinn employees will receive in the 'The following text will be included in your vacation message:' box
- Select Save Changes button

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