The MIS webmail system allows you to access your email, calendar, and contacts from any computer connected to the internet, anywhere in the world. If you’re using this service, here’s how to log in and what to expect when doing so. We recommend changing your password every six months, as well as changing your password if it has been compromised (if you believe someone may have gained access to it).
Step 1 – Logging in to MIS Webmail
MIS webmail is a very simple interface that allows you to access your information anywhere in the world. For example, if you live on campus, MIS webmail will allow you to log in from home or school breaks; however, it does have limitations for off-campus users. If you are not a student of Michigan State University, your login credentials are only valid for 24 hours from when they were last used (using an on-campus computer). You can reset your password on login failure by clicking I forgot my password which sends a new password to your email address at MSU (this usually works with only 1 attempt needed). Once logged in, you will be greeted with something like what is shown below.
Step 2 – Check inbox
Your MIS webmail account should come with an inbox that is ready for you to check. If you don’t see it right away, click on Inbox in your list of folders. You’ll receive an automated message welcoming you to MIS webmail. For additional instructions, check out our guide on logging into your account for more information. Step 3 – Create a new email address: Now that you know how to log into your MIS webmail account, it’s time to create a new email address. From your inbox, hover over Accounts and then select New Email Address from the drop-down menu. Fill out all required fields (you can leave optional ones blank) and then click Save Changes when finished. Once saved, you can begin using your new email address!
Step 3 – Opening attachments
Once you’ve logged in, what will you see? The first thing you’ll probably notice about MIS webmail is that most of it isn’t on your screen. That’s because we have a number of security measures in place that make sure only important information from our systems can be accessed by those who need it. Just try opening an attachment, for example, and you’ll see what we mean. We won’t go into details here; just remember to log out when you’re done reading your mail! And please report any problems or difficulties directly to ITS so we can take care of them as quickly as possible.
Step 4 – Changing your password
Your MIS webmail account comes with a default password that should be changed as soon as you log in. The login page will tell you whether or not your password has been compromised by hackers. If it has, change it immediately using the Password Help tab on your left side bar menu. Clicking here will bring up another window where you can create a new password. Select a strong one using at least 6 characters including symbols, numbers, and upper-case letters. Avoid common passwords like 123456 or password. Once logged in, click on your name located on top of every page (see image) to go to your main dashboard or homepage.
Step 5 – Stay safe!
Once you’ve logged in, MIS webmail will show you all your messages and folders. This system is pretty intuitive—open a message by clicking on it, or drag it into another folder (this is called dragging and dropping). Most importantly, always log out when you’re done with your email! If someone else gets access to your computer while logged in, they could view any messages you have in that mailbox. Or even worse, they could create a new account with your email address—and with that access all of your personal information like passwords and financial details. Stay safe by always logging out of MIS webmail after using it!
Step 6 – Creating a folder
Users of MIS Webmail are able to create a folder that can be shared among colleagues. These folders can hold files of any kind. For example, an engineering department could create a folder with everything related to their project so they can more easily share updates, photos and sketches with one another. Before users are able to add anything into a folder, they must first gain permission from an owner of that folder, which is usually done via email or using SharePoint Online. If necessary, SharePoint administrators can restrict who has access to specific folders by setting permissions through Central Administration.
Step 7 – Search through emails
First, login to your MIS webmail account. You will be redirected from there to a page that asks for your basic information, such as username, password, secret question/answer, etc. A login page like one shown in figure 4-9 appears when you try to log in. (For more on how MIS webmails work and what they do, visit Chapter 11.) Figure 4-9 shows an example of a login form you can use as a reference while drafting your document.
Step 8 – Change fonts, text sizes, and more
MIS webmail doesn’t offer too many customization options for users, but it does allow you to change fonts, text sizes, and links.