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Accessing Shared Mailboxes with OWA

Outlook Web Access (OWA) allows anyone with an active VUnetID to access a Vmail Shared folder.

A Shared Folder can be a resource account used as a group mailbox, or an individual's Vmail mailbox who has granted you permission to read items in that box. This is not limited to email; calendars, contacts, notes, and tasks can be shared as well.

To access a Vmail Shared Folder using OWA follow the instructions below:

  1. Determine the email address of the mailbox that you wish to access. Personal email addresses can be found in People Finder.
  2. Open a web browser like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.
  3. Type the following into the location bar of your web browser where email address is the email address of the box you wish to access:
    https://email.vanderbilt.edu/owa/ email address
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  4. Log in to Vmail using your VUnetID and password.
  5. If you are having trouble accessing the mailbox, check with the owner to be sure you have rights to access items in the box. Also, be sure that you are using a valid delivery address (with the @vanderbilt.edu) for the last item of the URL
See https://it.vanderbilt.edu/services/messaging/email/sem/access.php  for the most up to date instructions.