Central Exchange Account Options
If you are eligible for a Central Exchange Account, you will see the Exchange-related options shown below under the "Change E-mail Address" section of eID. Exchange eligibility is limited to CSU faculty and Staff, unless an exception has been requested by a Resource Coordinator. If you are unsure about which option to choose, please consult your local IT department.
Central Exchange for E-Mail and Calendaring
Selecting the Central Exchange for E-Mail and Calendaring option as your e-mail and calendaring option from eID will deliver mail sent to your
First.Last@ColoState.EDU e-mail address to your Exchange mailbox. In addition, a .forward will be generated for your Lamar account so that mail delivered to that account will automatically be forwarded to your Exchange mailbox. Your Exchange mailbox will also include calendaring functionality along with tools to manage contacts, tasks, and notes. Work with your local IT staff to setup and configure an e-mail client (in most cases Microsoft Outlook) to connect to your Exchange account and to determine migration methods if you are transitioning from a non-Exchange e-mail and/or calendaring system. Alternatively, once your account has been created, you can access it immediately by logging into Outlook Web Access (or OWA) at https://mail.colostate.edu using your eName and ePassword.
Central Exchange for Calendar Only
Selecting the Central Exchange for Calendar Only option as your e-mail and calendaring option from eID will forward all messages delivered to your Exchange mailbox to the e-mail address you specified to receive your
First.Last@ColoState.EDU e-mail. This allows you to perform e-mail functions using your organization's e-mail system while utilizing Central Exchange services for calendaring and voicemail. In order to create and respond to Exchange Calendar requests, you will need to use the web interface (Outlook Web Access or OWA) for Exchange at https://mail.colostate.edu. Also, if you select this option, it is recommended that you follow the steps outlined to Import Exchange rules for "Calendar-Only Users". As part of the transition from the Octel voicemail system to Central Exchange Voicemail, Calendar Only Exchange accounts will also serve as the mailbox for voicemail. When a voicemail message is created for a person with a Calendar Only Exchange account, an e-mail with the voicemail message added as an attachment will be sent to the person's Exchange mailbox and forwarded to the e-mail address specified at eID.
No Central Exchange
Selecting the No Central Exchange option as your e-mail and calendaring option from eID will deliver mail sent to your
First.Last@ColoState.EDU e-mail address to the e-mail address you specified at the eID website.