To access the E-mail Center click on the e-mail icon in the upper right corner of the MyFAU window. If you have the e-mail channel displayed on your main MyFAU tab, you can also get into e-mail by clicking on the “more …” near the bottom of that channel.
Note that if you have pop-up windows blocked, then nothing will happen when you click the mail icon. You will need to set your web browser to allow pop-ups from MyFAU or press the Control key when you click on the icon.
The default mailbox contains the following folders.
To begin to send a message, make sure you’re on the E-mail tab and then click the compose icon. A new window will open for composing your message.
Enter the recipient’s e-mail address in the To: field. If the recipient”s e-mail address is an FAU account you can type just the account name (what precedes the “@fau.edu”). If you are sending to multiple e-mail addresses, separate each with a comma only, no spaces. In the following example notice the FAU e-mail account jsmith is not followed by @fau.edu.
Enter the text of your message in the Enter message field.
To check the spelling of your message, click the Spell Check button at the bottom of the window.
If you want to quit working on the message but save it for later, click the Save a Draft button. The message will be saved, as is, in the Drafts folder. Clicking Cancel does not save a draft or prompt you to save one; it simply cancels the message and whatever you entered will be lost.
When you are done with the message, click Send and the message will be on its way.Back to top
MyFAU has an internal address book of everyone who has an e-mail account at MyFAU. If you would prefer that people not be able to look you up in that directory, you can set the systemn to exclude your information from the search capability. To opt out of the MyFAU directory,
Once you've checked that box people will not be able to find you in the address book. If you later want to be in the directory, just remove the checkmark by clicking the box again.
To find the e-mail address of someone at FAU, follow these steps:
In MyFAU you can attach up to 7 files to a message and then total attachment size can be no larger than 10 MB.
Attaching a file to a MyFAU e-mail is a simple 2-step process – you indicate what file you want to attach and then you attach it:
You can create a signature that can be appended to all your outgoing messages automatically or that can be manually added to messages as you wish. To use a signature, you first need to create a signature file and then set how and when you want it to be used.
Reading your e-mail in MyFAU is probably the easiest thing to do with e-mail. The subject line will be highlighted like a hyperlink. Click once on it and the message text will display in the section below the list of messages.
You can resize the window to make reading messages easier just as you would resize any window in other applications: placing your cursor on an outside corner allows you to stretch the window horizontally and vertically at the same time; placing the cursor on the upper or lower edge of the window lets you stretch the window vertically; and placing the cursor on the right or left outside edge of the window lets you stretch the window horizontally.
Increasing the size of the window does not allow you to increase the amount of the subject line. Unfortunately the subject line is truncated by the system for display in small windows.Back to top
Once you are reading a message (its text is displayed in the bottom half of the window), you can elect to reply to it or forward it.
Clicking on Replywhile you are reading a message will bring up the compose window with the text of the message already in it. The subject line will be the same as the original, but will have RE: at the beginning. The message will be addressed to the person who sent the original message.
You can then continue with the message as you would any other message that you are sending. You can also add other recipients by entering their e-mail address in the to, cc, or bcc fields.
Clicking on Reply All while you’re reading a message also brings up the compose window as described above, but there’s an important difference: all recipients of the original message will receive your reply. The sender of the original message will be in the to field, and the recipients of the message will be in the cc field.
Use Reply All very carefully. Consider first if everyone needs to see the reply or if it’s appropriate for them to see it.
Clicking on Forward while you are reading a message will bring up the compose window with the text of the message already in it. The subject line will be the same as the original, but will have FWD at the beginning. You can then add your own message either before or after the forwarded text.