Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Checking your mailbox size, part of Outlook Web App (OWA) 2013 Essential Training.
If you're using OWA, then you're working for some kind of an organization that has an exchange server, and organizations that have servers often, you might say, almost always have policies about how much space it's fair for each user to use. And so, there'll be a limit on how much space you can use for your OWA information, for the contents, not just of your inbox, but also of your calendar, and your people app, everything that's part of OWA has one set of space, that's called your mailbox.
So, if I need to manage this, it would be nice for me to know how much space I get for my OWA mail and other items and how much space I've used. And the easy way to find that out in OWA is to click the settings button and choose options. And our account information is loaded, we still need to do something about our photo, but here's our mailbox usage, so, it says, roughly 333 k are used, which is a third of a megabyte. And at 24.75 gigabyte, we won't be able to send mail anymore.
So we're using a third of a megabyte and there are 1,000 megabytes in a gigabyte and we have almost 25 gigabytes so we're not even coming close. We can have 750 times as much information as we have before we started to get in trouble. That's a nice thing to know. So, this is how we go in, and we monitor what our mailbox usage is, how much space we have. If you go in and take a look at how much room you have, you probably don't have 24.75 gigabyte of mailbox space allocated to you. That's a nice amount.
It's pretty robust, but if you do you can say, that's a really great thing to have this much space. It's going to take us a while to use it up. As you get close to that limit, you want to do something about this because you don't want to be in the middle of trying to send email messages and find that, for some reason, you can't. So, it's reasonable to try to keep the amount of information that you have down, so that you're not even getting close to that limit. But this is how you check to see how much mailbox you have, and how much mailbox you've used.
To return back to OWA, we simply click the arrow here, pointing to the left, above options. And we'll end up back in OWA again, feeling, smug and a little self-congratulatory, because we have lots of room that we can still use.
AuthorGini von Courter
- Launching OWA
- Sending email messages
- Attaching files
- Replying and forwarding
- Applying categories to email
- Creating an email signature
- Using automatic replies
- Creating appointments and repeating appointments
- Creating contacts
- Sharing a calendar
- Creating tasks
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Getting Started with OWA
2. Sending Email Messages
3. Receiving Email Messages
4. Applying Tags to Messages and Other Items
5. Managing Email
6. Setting Mail Options
7. Using the Calendar
8. Working with Meetings
9. Working with People
10. Using Tasks
11. Using OWA for the iPad and iPhone (Office 365 only)
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