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The University of Central Florida now has a set of powerful email, web, and collaboration tools that can help you work faster and gain skills for the workplace. Microsoft Office 365 includes your favorite Office features online and allows you to create sophisticated reports and presentations, collaborate in real time with classmates, and share and edit documents from your phone, PC, or Mac.
What does this mean for you?
You have two separate accounts with the same user name and password that you use to access Live@edu.
Knights Email is the student email system at UCF. It is a web based system that provides UCF students, faculty, and alumni with a set of free hosted communication and collaboration services. When you sign up for Knights Email, it will serve as your University of Central Florida email account. Although Microsoft hosts the email, the University of Central Florida maintains control. The email system is powered by Office 365 and co-branded with the University of Central Florida. Knights Email provides a consistent, reliable system for official university student email communications. All university business processes that collect student email addresses shall treat students' Knights Email addresses as the official campus address.
SkyDrive is a file hosting service that allows users to upload and sync files to a cloud storage and then access them from a Web browser or their local device. It is part of the Windows Live range of online services and allows users to keep the files private, share them with contacts, or make the files public.
**Note: These accounts exist separately and changing the password for one DOES NOT change the password for the other. UCF will only administer the email account and can only assist with password issues for that account.
What should you expect?
What do you need to do?
Complete the following steps:
Here you will find information about how to create a Knights Email account, how to set up your mobile device and email clients to access the account, and information on other services like SkyDrive.
There are a two ways to check your Knights Email using an Internet-enabled mobile phone:
1. Using an email client on your phone: You will you need to set up an Exchange ActiveSync, POP3, or IMAP4 connection between your mobile phone and your account.
2. Using your phone's web browser: If your mobile phone has a web browser, you can go to the regular site http://www.outlook.com/knights.ucf.edu. This web page will automatically recognize your phone and will present a webmail interface optimized for mobile devices. You can sign in with your Knights Email ID and password.When you set up Knights Email in the email program on your PC or mobile device, you may be asked for the following information:
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Tap Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account.
Click here for further or instructions on setting up iPhone or iPad devices.
You can set up e-mail on a wide variety of Internet-capable mobile phones. In your mobile phone's messaging program, you can set up your e-mail with the following settings:
You cannot configure your other email accounts to fetch Knights Email. Forwarding is no longer available for Knights Email. Knights Email is predominantly a means of communication between UCF professors and their students. Features such as calendaring can be utilized to help professors inform students of upcoming events. Forwarding email prevents this communication since it does not encourage users to use their Knights Email account.
If you are a new student at UCF and need to create a Knights Email account, visit http://knightsmail.ucf.edu and select Create Account. You will need your NID and NID password.
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