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Webmail- Email Web Access
This article gives a tour of the Webmail interface and gives instructions on things like working with inbox messages and changing setup preferences for Mailbox.
The Webmail Inbox is only one page. Do NOT use the "Select All" function to delete email. This will delete your entire Inbox.
The Rice webmail interface is mobile friendly, allows you to drag and drop messages, and the default settings hide all deleted messages. The display is much easier to use, with actions and options included in drop down menus on the right top corner, rather than displayed in text across the top of the window. The default for forwarded messages is to include the original text as an attachment, but In Body Text is also an option displayed when the forward feature is selected.
Step 1: Login to webmail.rice.edu
Here you will find the latest IT Alerts and Announcements
Example account for Sammy Owl
- Name: Sammy Rice Owl
- Username: sro1
- Password: C3pO42!x
- Select Log in
Step 2: Inbox with Folders List and Messages
Below is screenshot of a Webmail Inbox. The color boxes located on the bottom right indicate the name of the webmail server and confirmation of your login.
To navigate up and down your Inbox, use the scroll bar. You can also sort using column headings: From, Subject, or Date.
Step 3: Working with Inbox Messages
When you select a message in your Inbox, the active message will be highlighted.
You will see the following action buttons: Refresh, Reply, Forward, Spam, Innocent, Delete.
Step 4: Setup Preferences for Mailbox: Address Book
Select: Settings > Preferences > Mail > Address Books
To import Personal Address Book(s) and the Rice Online Directory, go to Settings > Preferences > Mail > Address Books.
Step 5: Log Out
The following are screenshots that illustrate where you can find the various features of Webmail.
To search for an email:
To edit Address Book:
Others > Mail Tools: SmartSieve; DSPAM; Google Calendar:
- SmartSieve: Filter Rules; Forward Mail; Vacation Settings
- DSPAM: Setup SPAM controls
- Google Calendar: Your Rice Calendar
- Toggle Alerts Log: toggle off/on alerts
- Problem: Report a Problem within Webmail
- Help: Resources for many Webmail Topics: Compose, Filters, PGP, Message, Mailbox, Folders, etc.