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Jacobs Email offers a web-based access to the groupware features (called OWA), including email, calendar, contacts, etc.

There are two different versions of the web interface, the "full" interface and the "light" version. The full version is more interactive and almost mimics a desktop application, including drag-and-drop of items. The light version has a more traditional web-page feeling but might be faster and more reliable on slow network connections. Both versions offer almost the same functionality, except for a very few and only very rarely used functionalities: access to shared mailboxes, setting up server-side email handling rules.

(thumbs up) Setting out-of-office messages does work in the light interface, too!

The light version is supported by basically all browsers. All browsers that support the full version also support the light version.

Browser List

(info) Please note, that this list is not a list of "officially supported browsers by Service Desk for Faculty and Staff".

The following browsers are known to be able to enable use of the full OWA interface:

  • Internet Explorer 8.0 on Windows 7 ia64
  • Firefox 3.6.12 on Windows 7 ia64 and OSX 10.6.5
  • Firefox 3.5.4 on OpenSUSE 11.2 x86
  • Chrome 9.0 beta on Windows 7 ia64
  • Chrome 8.0 on OSX 10.6.5
  • Palemoon Portable 3.6.3 on Windows 7 ia64
  • Safari 5.0.3 on OSX 10.6.5
  • Camino 2.0.6 on OSX 10.6.5

(lightbulb) If a browser is newer than listed above, it can be assumed, that the newer version will run the full OWA interface as well.

The following browsers are known to be able to only use the light OWA interface, but not the full one:

  • Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows XP SP3 x86
  • Safari 5.0.1 on Windows 7 ia64
  • Opera 11.00 on Windows 7 ia64
  • Konqueror 4.3.1 on OpenSUSE 11.2 x86
  • Gnome Web Browser 2.22.3 on Linux Debian Lenny x86
  • Iceweasel 3.0.6 on Linux Debian Lenny x86

If you have tested another browser, please add a comment to this post containing the browser name, the version, the operating system, and if the full interface is available while using it or not.

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