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If you are using a Windows computer, there are a few system updates that you need to install on your computer. To do this:
When you are done with this process, you'll be ready to start using the Blitz system!
In order to use the Outlook application on your computer, you will need to follow the steps below before running Outlook for the first time:
If you wish to use Apple Mail to access your Blitz account, you must be running Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. To configure Apple Mail to use Blitz, please goto: Configuring Apple Mail (Macintosh) for the Blitz System
You can use an email application other than Outlook or Apple Mail with your Dartmouth.edu account as long as that email application is capable of being configured to use IMAP. Each application has different screens and may use different field names. Below is the information you may need to configure one of these alternative applications.
Outlook and AppleMail automatically use the Exchange address book. For IMAP applications you may need to configure your own. To configure an address lookup:
There are two steps to connect to the DND for your on-premises Exchange account. You only have to do both of these steps once. For Blitz users, you should access the Dartmouth directory via http://dndlookup.dartmouth.edu
First, select the File ribbon, then Account Settings. Select the Address Book tab, then click New. Click Next, then in the Server name field enter ldap.dartmouth.edu. Click the More Settings button, then OK. Click the Search tab and select Custom. In the Custom field, enter dc=dartmouth,dc=edu, then click OK. Click Next, Finish, then Close.
Next, with Mail selected in the Navigation bar, right-click on Mailbox - First M. Last - where First M. Last is your name. From the menu that appears, click New Folder. In the Name field, enter DND Lookup, then click OK. Right-click the newly created folder, then click Properties. Click the Home Page tab. In the Address field, enter http://dndlookup.dartmouth.edu/. Place a check in the Show home page by default for this folder field, then click Apply, then OK.
Quit Outlook, then restart it to have this functionality available.
To change your password for accessing your Outlook account, use https://dartdm.dartmouth.edu/dartDM/dartDM. This will change the password for logging into Outlook, as well as your password for logging into other systems and authenticated Web sites. Nicknames can also be changed on this Web site.
If you have Outlook installed on your computer, and your computer is a member of the Kiewit domain, you will not be prompted for your user name and password when you log into Outlook. This is because you have already provided the information when you logged into your computer. Therefore, it is important to make sure you press Ctrl+Alt+Del, then Enter to lock your computer when you walk away so someone else cannot walk up to your computer and have access to your e-mail, calendar, contacts, tasks, etc. When you return to your computer, press Ctrl+Alt+Del again to unlock it, then enter your password. Anything that was open on your computer when you walked away will still be there.
If you want to be prompted to enter your password each time you start Outlook, you can change the configuration on your computer. To do this, select Tools from the Menu bar, then Account Settings. On the E-mail tab, double-click on your e-mail address, then click More Settings from the change E-mail Account window that appears. Click the Security tab, and place a check in the Always prompt for login credentials field, then click OK.
If you are someone's assistant, and part of your job is to read, and respond to e-mail for someone else, you can have your Outlook account set up so that both your Outlook account, and the Outlook account of the person whose e-mail you monitor are both displayed when you log into your account.
To do this, first, have the person whose account you need to have access send an e-mail to Help@Dartmouth.edu requesting that you be granted full access and send permissions to their account.
From Outlook 2007, select Tools from the menu bar, then Account Settings. Select your account then click Change. Click More Settings, then the Advanced tab. Click Add, then enter the name of the second account that you want to monitor from within your account. Click OK to close the windows. Next, start a new e-mail, click the Options tab in the ribbon, and click Show From. This will make it so that when you start a new email, by default, the From option is displayed.
From Outlook 2010, click the File menu, then Account Settings. Select your account then click Change. Click More Settings, then the Advanced tab. Click Add, then enter the name of the second account that you want to monitor. Click OK to close the windows. Next, start a new e-mail, click the Options tab in the ribbon, and click From in Show Fields. This will make it so that when you start a new e-mail, by default, the From option is displayed.
You can now read e-mails from both accounts, but when you want to send an e-mail from an account other than your own, you need to enter the appropriate account in the From field.
If you delete items from the Deleted Items folder, and within the next 14 days decide that you need them back, follow the steps below to recover them. If it has been longer than 14 days, the items are no longer recoverable.
You can access your Dartmouth e-mail, calendar, contacts, etc. from any computer connected to the Internet by opening a web browser and going to https://bwa.dartmouth.edu Your UserID is your netid (i.e. d12345w), your Password is your e-mail password.
Remember to log out of Blitz Web Access when you are done and close the web browser so that the next person using the computer won't have access to your account.
Last Updated: 6/19/14