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The more space your mailboxes take up, the slower your email access will be. This is because of the time it takes the E-mail system to transfer mail from the server to your computer. The College of Ag Sciences Outlook Exchange accounts do not have unlimited storage space per user.

The default mailbox size limit for College of Ag Sciences Outlook Exchange accounts is 2 GB of storage space per user. If your storage space goes beyond 1.75 GB then you will receive a reminder that you should take action to free up space. Once your mailbox reaches its quota, you will still be able to receive messages, but will no longer be able to send.

Setting up Outlook for Exchange 2016 - Windows version

This "How To" describes the addition or recreation of an Outlook 2013 with Exchange profile. This "profile" is the collection of settings that connect your computer to the Exchange server. You may perform these steps if you are experiencing problems with an existing Exchange profile. The creation of a new profile provides a "fresh start" opportunity that can help solve nagging problems.

For those leaving the University, you can change where your email is delivered by forwarding your email away from PLEASE NOTE: At this time, Oct 31, 2018, Ag IT is not sure of how long this forward will remain in place. Just something to be aware of as the University creates a new policy.

If you are leaving the College and are removed from the College of Ag Sciences' Exchange server, these steps allow you to change where email sent to your is delivered. You can forward your mail to the default Penn State email servers ( or even to an outside Penn State address.

What is phishing? Wikipedia defines it as "a form of social engineering, characterized by attempts to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy person or business in an apparently official electronic communication, such as an email or an instant message. The term phishing arises from the use of increasingly sophisticated lures to "fish" for users' financial information and passwords."

Sometimes it is necessary to transfer an entire folder of mail messages to another person (job shift, sharing files).

The Desktop Alert that Outlook displays by default when new email arrives can be a major distraction and productivity drain. Yes, you may see just enough of the message content to recognize that it may be important. But it may take you several minutes to completely refocus on a task that has been interrupted.