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Add a shared mailbox to Outlook on the web

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How to add a shared mailbox to Outlook on the Web

What is a Shared Mailbox?

A Shared Mailbox is the best way for a group of people to monitor and send email from a generic email address like This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (i.e. not a named person). When a person in this group replies to an email it will appear to come from that shared address, not from the individual.

Using Outlook (desktop version) a Shared Mailbox will just appear under your existing Inbox, once you have been given permissions to see it. However, using the web interface via the Office 365 portal, you will need to manually add the mailbox before you can see it.

How to add the Shared Mailbox via the O365 portal so it displays under your primary mailbox

Use this method if you would like the shared mailbox to permanently show (you can of course remove it if desired) under your primary mailbox.

  1. Sign in to Outlook on the web
  2. Right click the user name of your primary mailbox e.g. Andrew Elder in the left hand folder pane, then choose Add Shared Folder
  3. A dialog box will appear for you to type in the name of the Shared Mailbox you are trying to open. Start typing the name and it should present you with suggestions, or type the full name of the mailbox, and press enter.

The Shared Mailbox will now display in your folder list in Outlook on the web. You are able to operate it like any other mailbox, and can expand and collapse the mailbox folders as desired. To remove it, right click the Shared Mailbox name and click remove Shared Folder.

How to oped the Shared Mailbox in a new browser Window

use this method if you need to view and manage the Shared Mailbox in a seperate browser window. You may find this easier if you want to use several mailboxes at the same time.

  1. Sign in to Outlook on the web
  2. at the top right of the Outlook on the web Window it shows your initials, click there and from the dropdown menu select Open Another Mailbox
  3. A dialog box will appear for you to type in the name of the Shared Mailbox you are trying to open. Start typing the name and it should present you with suggestions, or type the full name of the mailbox, and press enter.

 

 

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Friday, 15 November 2019
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