On-campus Outlook email operates in "cached" mode.
A copy of the user's Exchange account (inbox, sent items, calendar, etc.) is periodically downloaded to the user's computer to synchronize with the server account.
If you have questions, contact the IT Help Desk at 252.328.9866/800.340.7081.
Your connection status is indicated in the bottom right corner of your Outlook window.
If Outlook indicates you're working offline (left graphic, above), but there are no network connectivity problems, left-click on the “Offline” arrow indicator and uncheck, “Work Offline.” Your Outlook client should then connect with the server automatically and will look like the graphic on the right, above.
When Outlook switched to “cached mode,” a local copy of your mailbox was created on your computer. Access to that copy is no different than accessing any other file housed on your computer; for example, if you double-click a Word document on your desktop, it opens without a password.
Lock or log off your workstation when you step away to prevent unauthorized access to all of your files (not just email).
You can set a screensaver password to automate this process. This password automatically requires a password to close the screensaver. Set this feature from the Display Properties dialog box.