Shared Email and Public Folders


Public folders in Outlook are used to share information. For instance, a public folder might be for a departmental calendar, a message board, or a variety of other collaborative applications.Folder owners manage access permissions, for folders they control, and can assign new owners as required. If a folder owner is not available, access may be assigned at the request of the folder owner's departmental manager. Folder owners or their supervisors may request that a public folder have an email address assigned to it.

Getting started and support

To set up or get support for a shared email/public folder contact the Technology Service Desk at,, submit a request through the Technology Service Catalog, or submit a request by clicking Request Service on this page.

Who can use it

  • Faculty
  • Staff

Related Services

Mailing Lists
Cloud Storage (Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive)

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