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A shared mailbox makes it easy for a group of people to read and send emails from one public email address like info@fdu.edu. When a person in the group replies to a message sent to the shared mailbox, the email appears to be from the shared address, not from the individual user. Shared mailboxes can also be used to provide a shared calendar, allowing multiple users to schedule and view calendar tasks.

Request Access to an FDU Shared Mailbox

Users can request a new shared mailbox by completing and submitting the “Distribution Group/Shared Mailbox Request” form found below. Users needing access to a specific FDU shared mailbox account may request access by reaching out to the owner of the shared mailbox. The owner of the shared mailbox will open a support case with FDU UTAC to fulfill this request.

Add a Shared Mailbox to Outlook

Windows
  1. The shared mailbox should automatically display in your folder pane on the left-hand side of your Outlook application within 24 hours of its creation. Closing and restarting the Outlook application maybe necessary if you do not see it after 24 hours

Note

Before you can use a shared mailbox, the Microsoft 365 admin for the university has to add you as a member.

If you cannot open a shared mailbox, please open a service request with UTAC by calling 973-443-8822 or clicking the “Support” button on top of this webpage.

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macOS
  1. Select Tools from the Outlook menu bar at the top of the screen, then choose Accounts
  1. Select the Advanced… tab
  1. Select the Delegates tab
  1. Click the + button, located under Open these additional mailboxes:
  1. Type or select your correct shared mailbox, and then select Add
  1. Select the OK tab
  1. You should now see your shared mailbox listed on the left-hand side of your Outlook email application window

Note

This is a one-time process only. You do not need to follow the above steps to add this to Outlook on your macOS device again.

If you cannot open a shared mailbox, please open a service request with UTAC by calling 973-443-8822 or clicking the “Support” button on top of this webpage.

New Outlook version on macOS

Some macOS users may take advantage of the “New Outlook” version of the Outlook application. You can identify which Outlook version you are using by locating the “New Outlook” slider tab button on the top right of the application.

  1. Select Tools from the Outlook menu at the top of the screen, then choose Accounts
  1. Select the Delegation and Sharing tab
  1. Choose the Shared With Me tab and then select the + button
  1. Begin to type the shared mailbox name or its email address, choose the correct shared mailbox before selecting Add, and finally Done when finished
  1. You should now see your shared mailbox, located on the left-hand side of your Outlook application window

Note

This is a one-time process only. You do not need to follow the above steps to add this to Outlook on your macOS device again.

If you cannot open a shared mailbox, please open a service request with UTAC by calling 973-443-8822 or clicking the “Support” button on top of this webpage.

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office365.fdu.edu / Outlook Web App
  1. Navigate to the FDU Office 365 Portal webpage
  1. Select the Outlook web app icon, located on the left-hand side of your display
  1. Right-click on the Folders option located on the left side of the menu; a small drop-down menu should display. Select Add shared folder
  1. Begin typing the email address for the shared mailbox, auto-populated suggestions will be displayed. Select the correct shared mailbox address and click Add
  1. You should now see the added shared mailbox located on left side of your Outlook web email window

Note

This was a one-time process. You do not need to follow the above steps to add this to your account again. You will automatically see the shared mailbox when you sign in to your account next time.

If you cannot open a shared mailbox, please open a service request with UTAC by calling 973-443-8822 or clicking the “Support” button on top of this webpage.

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Android and iOS
  1. Sign in to your primary FDU email account in the Microsoft Outlook for Android or iOS app
  2. Tap the Add Account button in the left navigation pane, then tap Add Shared Mailbox
  1. Enter the name of the shared mailbox and tap Add Shared Mailbox when finished

Note

If you have multiple accounts in Outlook Mobile, select the account that has permissions to access the shared mailbox.

  1. After the account setup process completes, the shared mailbox will display in your account list within the Outlook for Android or iOS app

Tip

To remove a shared mailbox, go to Settings > Accounts. Then tap on the shared mailbox and select Delete Account.

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Send Email from a Shared Mailbox

Windows / macOS
  1. Open Outlook
  2. Choose New Email to start a new message
  3. If you don’t see the From field at the top of your message, choose Options, and select the From tab
  1. Click From in the message, and change to the shared email address

Note

If you don’t see your shared email address displayed, choose “Other email address…” Enter the full email address for the shared mailbox in the blank or search for the email address by clicking “From” tab. Click “OK” when finished.

  1. Finish typing your message and then choose Send

Note

From now on when you want to send a message from your shared mailbox, the address will be available in your “From” drop down list.

Whenever you send a message from your shared mailbox, your recipients will only see the shared email address in the message.

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office365.fdu.edu / Outlook Web App
  1. Choose New Message
  2. Choose From and change to the desired shared email address

Note

If you don’t see your shared email address displayed, choose “Other email address…” Enter the full email address for the shared mailbox, then select the appropriate shared email address from the auto populated list when finished.

  1. Finish typing your message and then choose Send
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