What's the difference?
There are two techniques that you can use to check your email. POP (Post Office Protocol) and IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol). Each has their benefits and shortcomings. POP downloads all of the messages to your machine where you can access them while IMAP leaves the messages on the server and requires that you have an active Internet connection to read them.
Some students like to access Richland e-mail on their phones or from home using Outlook, Eudora, Thunderbird, etc., without having to use the web-based interface. Following are basic directions to configure mobile devices and personal computers.
General Configuration Information for Student E-mail (mobile devices & computers)
This information will work for most IMAP enabled phones and mobile devices and is also the basic information needed for setting up e-mail on your computer.
Full-time faculty members will have an official Richland contact page on the Richland Community College Web Site. Part-Time Faculty members will have a link to their e-mail address on the adjunct faculty page when logged in to the web site. Richland will not create pages for faculty members beyond the official Richland contact information.
In Microsoft Outlook 2002, 2003, and 2007, what are personal folder files, and how do I create them?
In Outlook 2002, 2003, and 2007, a personal folder file is a file with a .pst extension that is located on your computer's hard disk instead of the server. Personal folder files contain messages, forms, files, and other personal folders. You work with a personal folder file as you would with any other file. You can save, copy, and move a .pst file to another location on your hard disk, a floppy disk, or a server. These files allow you to view your read messages when you are not connected to the server.
Is your computer as cluttered as your file cabinet? Do you have a huge mass of loose documents just floating around in your hard drive -- files you don't even recognize, with unintelligible naming conventions? When you need a document, do you waste time trying to find it amidst years of letters, fax cover forms, articles, etc? Have you changed the way you name or file electronic documents? When looking for a specific photo, do you perpetually search for one photo among thousands named "DSF2938" or "IS493"?