Technically Speaking: UNMC Email at Children’s

You’re probably tired of hearing me talk about communication. It’s discussed often because it’s really a cornerstone of everything we do at work. If we’re not able to share ideas, opinions, updates and requests, then everyone’s going to suffer. But you might be bored with communication talk. If that’s the case, just move on to the next article. I won’t even know. But if you want to learn the Four Best Ways to Read Your UNMC Email When You’re at Children’s, keep reading.

  1. Add your UNMC account to Outlook on your office computer. This is by far the best way.  It’s easy, gives you the most flexibility and keeps you from having to log in every time you want to access your UNMC account. To add it, open Outlook and go to the File menu. Then click Add Account. Navigate through the prompts, supply your UNMC information, authenticate with DUO and you should have access established in about 60 seconds. Once you’ve added the account, you can bounce back and forth between both in-boxes. I strongly encourage you to leave them separate (the default).
  2. Use a web browser. This one works just as easily at work as it does anywhere else in the world. If you have an internet connection, you can point your browser to O365.com and click Sign In in the upper right. Enter your UNMC credentials, and you’ll have access in seconds. If you choose to access both your UNMC and Children’s accounts this way, be prepared for your browser to get confused and take you to the wrong inbox. You may have to clear your cache to get things to work right. This method can be wonky, but it will still work.
  3. Add your UNMC account to the Outlook app on your mobile device. If you don’t have it already, you can download the app from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).  Once installed, you can add as many accounts as you like, including both Children’s and UNMC. Again, I’d advise you to keep your inboxes separate. Children’s IT is proud to offer support for the Outlook app; we do not support native email applications on any mobile device. If you’re using one of those and it’s working, great! But if it stops working, we won’t be able to help—we have to draw the line somewhere.
  4. You can log into the UNMC network directly on a hardwired workstation. Legend has it there are several computers at Children’s that are physically connected (via lots of network wizardry) to the UNMC network. When you use these computers, it’s as if you’re on campus at the U. You can not only access email directly using the Outlook app, but you can also access tools like payroll direct deposit that are normally restricted to the UNMC campus.

If you’ve figured out any other ways to get to your UNMC email from Children’s, leave a comment by clicking the link at the top of the article. Stay warm, and thanks for all you do!

Stephen Dolter, M.D., CMIO

One comment

  • Chris Erickson

    I went into my UNMC Email and just had all email forwarded to my Children’s email. Works great!