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Outlook Web Access

Outlook Web App log out time-frame

For your online version of the Faculty/Staff email system will be the Outlook Web Access logon page located here https://owa.mtsu.edu , there are two kinds of security options for authentication. Depending on your requirements, you can select either of these security options on the Outlook Web Access logon page:

  • Public or shared computer - Tell users to select this option when they access Outlook Web Access from a computer that does not use the security settings for your organization. For example, an Internet kiosk computer does not use the security settings for your organization. The Public or shared computer option is the default option and provides a short default time-out option of 15 minutes.
  • Private computer - Tell users to select this option when they are the sole operator of the computer and the computer uses the security settings for your organization. This option allows a much longer period of inactivity before automatically ending the session. Its internal default value is 24 hours. The Private computer option is intended to benefit Outlook Web Access users who use personal computers in their offices or in their homes.