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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions on the KIT Mailbox

How to configure an out-of-office message?

Outlook 2010

"File - Info - Automatic Replies"

Outlook 2013

"File - Account Settings - Automatic Replies"

Outlook Web Access

  • Log in to OWA
  • "Gears icon (top right) - Options - Organize E-Mail - Automatic Replies"

How to set up email forwarding?

For your KIT mailbox, you can enter a forwarding address in the Self-Service Portal of SCC .

How to sign and/or encrypt an email?

Please find instructions at http://www.ca.kit.edu.

Why is access via Outlook not possible anymor under Windows XP?

Windows XP has problems with the SAN certificate for oa.kit.edu. There is a workaround, indeed, but Windows XP is too old to be supported officially by Microsoft and hence, among others, has no security patches. It is recommended thus to change to a current system.

How do I know whether an email is digitally signed?

In Outlook, digitally signed emails are marked with a red ribbon. In an opened message, you can click on the red ribbon in the top right corner to have displayed further information on the signature of the sender.

It is indicated if the signature is not valid or if the certificate is not trustworthy.