Information Technology Services

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Microsoft Exchange Email Mailbox

Staff Faculty


IT Services offers mailboxes on Microsoft Exchange, a sophisticated messaging platform that provides rich and efficient access to email, calendars, contacts, and tasks. This service integrates with university's Microsoft Active Directory identification and authentication services.  For more information on the Microsoft Exchange 2007 product, refer to Microsoft's Product Overview and Feature demo.

Available to

Staff, Faculty (in very special instances primarily for calendar scheduling purposes, students are provided Exchange Email accounts).


Exchange mailbox users get: (1) 1 GB of mail storage (2) Virus scanning and email filtering (3) Authentication with USD's Windows Infrastructure (4) Integration with USD's Directory/Global Address List (GAL) (5) Integration with USD R25 Calendar for free/busy lookup (6) Integration with cellular smart phones and mobile devices.


Valid USD Active Directory account and MySanDiego account.

Data security restrictions

Use of University of San Diego Exchange email accounts must be used in accordance with USD Policy 2.5.1: Policy on Responsible Use of University Computing Resources:


IT Services supports the Exchange Mailbox Service on a 24x7 basis. Support includes setup and management of the Exchange Mailbox servers, mailboxes, Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) and Mirapoint enterprise level spam filtering and antivirus scanning. Supported protocols for accessing Exchange Email mailbox: (1) POPs and IMAPs (2) MAPI (Outlook on campus) (3) Outlook Anywhere (Outlook from off campus) (4) Outlook for off campus (5) OWA and HTTPS and WebDAV.


Free for 1 GB mailbox storage.

Getting started

As an employee of the university you are entitled to a free account. Exchange email accounts are provisioned upon completion of hiring paperwork and Human Resources completing data entry into the Human Resource database.

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