Recommended applications for e-mail and calendar applications

Windows

It 's no surprise to anyone that it is Outlook 2010 which is the recommended e-mail and calendar application for those who use Windows. Outlook is the most widely used e-mail and calendar application to use with Exchange servers, which is what the UiO will migrate to.

Other supported solutions for Windows

Mac

Outlook is also available in a Mac version, but for Mac it works just as well to use the built-in Mac Mail and Calendar applications. They work together seamlessly , providing access to e-mail, calendar and room booking .

Other supported solutions for Mac

Linux

Linux users with Fedora can use Evolution which works very well with the Exchange servers and provides integrated e-mail and calendaring. For the Red Hat version which is most prevalent on campus, we still recommend using Thunderbird with the new system. Red Hat users can access the calendar from Outlook Web Access (OWA) – the Outlook webmail solution–, which also will be the webmail solution for all UiO users. OWA works very well with Chrome on Fedora and with Firefox and Opera on RHEL6.

Other solutions for Linux

Webmail

When you want to access e-mail, calendar and room booking from outside the University, Outlook Web Access (OWA) – the Outlook webmail solution – is what you need. OWA can be used with most browsers on Windows, Mac and Linux.

Other webmail solutions

Mobile devices (tablets, smartphones, etc.)

Tablets and mobile phones usually have a built-in program or app for email and calendar, and it is these embedded applications that are recommended for University e-mail and calendar on mobile devices. The built-in apps for e-mail and calendar on devices with iOS (iPhone and iPad), Windows Phone and Android (most other smartphones and tablets), works smoothly with the new system.

Other solutions (can be used for special needs or wishes):

IMAP support is maintained, so many e-mail clients with IMAP support can be used. POP support is maintained until further notice. Outlook Web Access (OWA) – the Outlook webmail solution – will be calendar client for users who choose such solutions. OWA can be used from most web browsers.

Published Feb. 4, 2014 12:33 PM - Last modified Oct. 11, 2016 10:41 AM