Behind the scenes of Microsoft's Live@edu

Behind the scenes of Microsoft's Live@edu

Summary: A walkthrough 'how it works' guide to Microsoft's student-focused cloud email application.

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  • Domain settings can take up to 72 hours to complete properly so during this process, Live@edu collects email from the old IMAP server still and transports it to Outlook Live - so it is available on the old and new email system. It regularly checks for new email too, so users can use both during the domain transition. Once one stops working, Live@edu takes over and starts running on its own.

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  • As you can see here, it has migrated the small number of emails from the IMAP server to the new Outlook Live interface. 

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  • Administrators can set rules here which are similar to those in Outlook Live and Outlook alike. This controls the flow of emails in the organisation, and can add filters and disclaimers, and completely restrict external-to-the-domain messages from coming through. It can also be used to prevent phishing emails from known addresses, for example.

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