Usage Guide - Outlook Web Access (OWA)

To access your email, calendar and other Exchange data via the web, simply point any browser to:

http://outlook.caltech.edu

If you are on a public computer, be certain that "Public or shared computer" is selected. Note: This is selected by default.

Enter your access.caltech username and password as indicated.

NOTE: We have discovered that browsers other than Internet Explorer may not respect the Private computer option for timeouts. The private computer timeout for inactivity is suppose to be 24 hours. Internet Explorer appears to respect this timeout; however, other Internet browsers such as Firefox and Safari often timeout after 10-15 minutes even when the Private computer option is selected. Please be aware of this, particularly when composing long emails. We suggest in all cases that you compose your long email in another program, such as Word or Notepad, and then copy and paste into the email.