About Webmail

Webmail is a web-based email service available for use with OSHKI email accounts. With Webmail you can view your email, send messages, attach files, manage your calendar, and more. You can access webmail from any computer with Internet access, anywhere in the world.

Although Webmail requires no special setup on your computer, you must have an active internet connection and an up-to-date browser with cookies and javascript enabled. Recent versions of the most popular browsers are available for download from Mozilla and Microsoft.

Please note that you must logout when you are finished with Webmail. This is particularly important when using a computer in a public location, such as a library. If you do not logout it may be possible for others to access your account after you have left.

Who should use Webmail

Webmail is a web-based email client similar to popular webmail services such as Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo. No special software or configuration is required. Webmail is accessed through any web browser which makes Webmail a particularly useful tool for checking your mail when you are away from your classroom or office.

Accessing Webmail

To access your e-mail with Webmail:

  1. Go to the OSHKI website.
  2. Click on Webmail at the top of the page.
  3. You will be directed to the Outlook Web Access logon page.
  4. Type-in your user name.
  5. Type-in your password.
  6. Click the 'Log On' button.

Remember to click the 'Log Off' button (upper right-hand corner) when you are finished with Webmail!

Reading your E-Mail

Once you have logged into Webmail you will see a list of the messages in your Inbox.

  • Click on the 'Subject' line of a message to open it.
  • You may delete a message by checking the box to the left of it, and clicking the 'Delete' button.
  • To return to your Inbox at any time, click the 'Mail' button at the top left of the page.

Sending a New Message

To send a new message:

  1. Click the 'New Message' button.
  2. Type-in the recipient's e-mail address in the 'To...' field.
  3. Alternatively, click the 'To...' button to browse a list of users.  Place a checkmark in the box to the left of the recipient's name you wish to contact and then click the 'To ->' button at the top of the page.  Click the 'Done' button when finished adding all your recipients.
  4. Type-in any carbon copy recipient's e-mail address in the 'Cc...' field.
  5. Type-in your subject line in the 'Subject' field.
  6. Type-in the main body of your message.
  7. Click the 'Send' button.

Sending Attachments

To send a message with an attached file:

  1. Click the 'New Message' button.
  2. Click the 'Paperclip (Attach File)' button.
  3. Click the 'Browse' button.
  4. Open a file.
  5. Click the 'Attach' button.
  6. Click the 'Done' button.

Downloading Attachments:

To save an attachment:

  1. Open the message by clicking the 'Subject' line of the message in your Inbox.
  2. The attachment information is found directly above the message text.
  3. Click the file name to open it or save it.
  4. The location of the saved file depends on your browser's settings, by default the file will be saved to your My Documents folder or to your Desktop.

Deleting your E-Mail

To delete a message:

  1. Place a checkmark in the box to the left of the message you wish to delete.
  2. Click the 'Delete' button at the top of the page.
  3. The message will now be moved to your 'Deleted Items' folder.
  4. To permanently delete the message go to your 'Deleted Items' folder and repeat steps 1 & 2.

Frequently Asked Questions

See E-Mail.