Windows Live - Ware County Schools
A message from technology:
The mail server for Ware Schools has been in place
for the past twelve years. We have been planning to move to a different
mail server over the summer of 2011. Recently, there were enough problems
that we had to make the move Friday, May 13. This page is designed to help
you with the transition.
clarification, your email address DID NOT change.
Your email account is still email@example.com
Please refer to this page as we will be updating information through the next
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions:
What about my messages in
Outlook Express/Outlook? Will I lose them?
The answer is "no". Messages on your
computer will remain on your computer. They will not disappear.
If you didn't have an Outlook
Express/Outlook account and accessed messages from the web:
you only used web mail, then go to
www.ware.k12.ga.us, click on Staff Tools, and choose "Login to OLD Email
server" . This link will ONLY work INSIDE our network- not at home. This
will be available until school starts in August. However, the old
server is dying and it might not last thru the summer.
Well, can I set up my Windows
Live in Outlook Express/Outlook?
Then answer is "it is preferable that you
Why? Windows Live allows users to create messages, create folders,
create contact groups, as does Outlook Express and Outlook.
Additionally, there are public groups, a calendar that can be made public,
and 10 Gb of data storage available to users. If using Outlook
Express/Outlook, you could be at risk of losing your email due to corruption
or hard drive failure. And, Windows Live is available from any Internet
connected computer, any time, any where.
Junk email - I'm seeing more of
it. What to do?
It is now being classified by Microsoft, not
our SPAM filter. Check your Junk E-Mail folder
daily to make sure something you need was not classified as Junk
Email. If you find something in Junk Email, that shouldn't be, right
click on the message, go to Junk Email, Add user to safe sender list or one
of the other safe options. Conversely, if you find something in your Inbox
that is junk, right click on it, go to Junk E-Mail, and block sender.
||This link takes you to the
Windows Live login screen
||Explains how to set up your
Windows Live account.
Explains how to export Outlook Express contacts into Windows Live
||This step by step guide
includes screenshots to help you create groups. Located
on the web by Misty Thrift.
Setting up a Mobile Device
Click here for
|This sheet provides the
settings required for setting up mobile phones.
|Create a Shortcut on Desktop
Login to your
new mail account, then from the FILE menu, choose SEND, Shortcut to
|Creating a Message
creating a new email, you click on NEW at the top left of your mail
page, then either search for the email address by clicking To.. button
or by directly entering the email address. If you search for a name,
click the To.. button, then either scroll thru the system email
directory to find the name or type part of the name in the search box
and click the magnifying glass to find the user or group. Then dbl
click on the name and it populates in the To.. box, you can add
additional names, or click OK and compose your email. For convenience,
each school has a group setup with that school's users.