How to give someone access to your Outlook calendar

Do you need to give someone access to your Outlook calendar? No problem! The following PDF document contains screen shots and steps for how to do this…

For Windows:
Outlook Calendar Access For Windows

For Mac:
Outlook Calendar Access For Mac

Please note that the process of giving someone access to your calendar is something that only you can do. The Education IT team does not have administrative access to the central Purdue Exchange server or your email/calendar account, so we cannot do this for you. However, if you encounter any problems with the steps found in the PDF document above, let us know and we would be happy to consult with you.

Thank you!

— Education IT (edit@purdue.edu)

Make Mutli-point Telephone Calls

If you need to make a multi-point telephone call (up to 6-way) from a Purdue phone, here’s how you can do it…

1. You can call the operator and the operator can assist you in making a multi-point phone call at no charge (up to 6 parties).  First, dial zero to reach the operator and let them know you need to make a call with up to 6 numbers.  Then you’ll need to give the operator the phone numbers that you want to call.  If there are long distance numbers, you’ll also need to give the operator your MURS number.  The operator will make the calls for you immediately and charge your MURS number for any phone numbers that are long distance.  You can make use of this service at any time.

 2. All Purdue phones can make six way calls, but it requires a feature activation from the phone office.  There is a one-time $10.00 activation fee to enable the phone to make 6 way calls, and then there are no additional charges for this service other than normal long distance charges.  For more info about 6-way calls, see:

 http://www.itap.purdue.edu/telephone/services/operator.cfm#conferenceCalls

“6 party conference – available on all sets, but must be an assigned software feature, contact 44719 to arrange to have this on your phone”

 3. When there are only three end-points, conference calls can be made directly from any phone.  Here is a link to the phone user guide that shows how…

 https://www.itap.purdue.edu/telephone/doc/SingleLine.pdf

 THREE WAY CONFERENCE

Allows you to add a third party to an existing conversation.

 To conference with a third party off-campus . . .

 Advise caller that you are adding an additional party to the call and ask them to hold

FLASH

(listen for special dial tone)

 KEY IN desired number (remember to include7 for off campus, 8 for SUVON, etc., before the desired number.)

(listen for ringing)1

Announce conference privately 3

 FLASH

Three way conference is established

 1FLASH twice to return to original caller if busy or no answer

2If party refuses conference, ask them to hang up: WAIT. You are automatically reconnected to the original party

3If party refuses conference, ask them to hang up: WAIT. FLASH to reconnect to the original party

Note: If both conference callers are off-campus, in some cases, the conference may be disconnected if the on-campus party hangs up.

How To Block Spam Within Outlook

If you receive a large amount of spam email  from a specific sender, you can block that sender within Outlook.  Blocking a sender causes all email from that sender to automatically move into the Junk Mail folder.  To block a sender, simply follow these steps:

  1. Right click on the spam message in your list emails.
  2. Near the bottom of the pop-up menu, you should see Junk.
  3. Hovering over that with your mouse brings up multiple options.
  4. Click on Block Sender.

If a message is sent to your Junk E-Mail folder by mistake, you can follow the same steps and choose to never block the sender.

The bottom option on the pop-up list is for advanced options.  From there you can change options about links, suspicious domain names, and permanently deleting junk mail (not recommended), as well as deciding how strict filtering should be.  The other tabs at the top allow you to edit your safe and blocked senders lists.  You can add individual email addresses (spammer@spammer.com) or domain names (@whatever.com).  Adding domain names will allow/block all email addresses from that domain, no matter who sent it.

For more information please visit: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/overview-of-the-junk-e-mail-filter-HP010355048.aspx

–Education IT

How To Block Spam With PureMessage

Occasionally spam email messages will slip through the Purdue PureMessage spam filter.  If there is a specific spam sender that you need to block, you can follow these steps to block the sender:

  1. Go to the PureMessage portal: https://spamq.purdue.edu
  2. Log in with your Purdue career account
  3. Click on the option labeled “Blocked Senders” (on the left)
  4. Add an email address to block (or you can block the entire domain using “@whatever.com”)

As long as the sender’s email address and/or domain does not vary (a technique spammers use), they should be blocked in the future.

–Education IT

How To Log Into SharePoint

If you’re having problems connecting to a SharePoint site, the following pointers may help…

1. The main COE and Departmental SharePoint sites can be found here:

2. If you are trying to access SharePoint from off-campus, you do NOT need to use the Purdue VPN.  You can simply connect to the site you need.

3. If SharePoint prompts you for a username and password, you do NOT need to prefix your username with “ONEPURDUE\”.

4. For more help with SharePoint, please see:

SharePoint Quick Start Guide (PDF) 

Thank you and Happy SharePointing!!!

–Education IT

Purdue Telephone Conferencing Services

Purdue does have a service that can handle multi-way telephone conferences. You can read more about this service using the first link below. The second link contains more specific information about how to request and use a “Meet Me” conference.

Audio Conference Bridge Services
http://www.itap.purdue.edu/telephone/services/audioConferenceBridgeServices.cfm

About Purdue “Meet Me” Bridges
http://www.itap.purdue.edu/telephone/doc/MeetMeLineForCustomer.docx