Outlook Web Access (OWA) is available for VUMC computers without access to the full Microsoft Office 365 experience, and to VUMC employees who need to login to their email when away from the main Medical Center network.
The OWA login page has two security options that allow you to indicate if you are using the software on a public or private computer. Your choice could be different depending on where you are. Please review the choices and their behaviors below:
OWA Security Options
Public or shared computer
Select the public option if you are checking email on a public computer that will be used by more than one person. Examples of a public computer include clinical workstations, computers in a public place, those shared in an office, and kiosks. For security reasons, the public computer option logs out of email after 30 minutes of inactivity. In addition, it does not save email addresses when you send messages.
Select the private computer option if you are the only person who uses that computer and it is managed by VUMC. The private computer option logs out of email after eight hours of inactivity. This option saves email addresses when you send messages.
Find out more
Get more information about OWA by visiting https://support.office.com. Choose Outlook and type your question in the search box.