Long ago, UVM’s Chief of SkunkWorks, Wesley Wright, put together a script to pull information out of our Oracle Calendar server. It can be used to display calendar data on a web page, but it also can be used to view (read-only) calendar information from applications that understand iCalendar. Wes wrote some instructions on importing calendar events into an iPod, and the script-invoking URL at the end actually works with Outlook 2007:
If you are an Oracle Calendar user, you can import your own calendar, provided that you have not restricted read access to your agenda. The URL for use with iCal Subscribe or for manual downloading is
replace surname with your Oracle Calendar surname (last name) and givenname with your Oracle Calendar given name (first name) . Example
To add Oracle calendar to Outlook 2007, open the Account Settings dialog and click the Internet Calendars tab. Click the New… button, and type in the script URL above, providing your own given and surnames.
Today, I had a request for some help configuring Outlook 2003 to work with UVM’s IMAP services. Before I started using WordPress for my website, I had written an “unofficial guide” on this exact topic, which I have now pulled back online. I’m not going to rewrite the thing in WordPress, though, so readers will have to deal with bland static pages. Enjoy.
Please note: Microsoft Outlook is not among the recommended email clients supported by ETS. However, I use it regularly to access my UVM email (along with Pine and Thunderbird), and I offer the following instructions to help folks who really want to use Outlook 2003 here at UVM. —Geoff
Using Microsoft Outlook 2003 with UVM’s central email system
In reviewing the guide, I see that I went into a lot of detail about my usual customizations and settings, like adding a Purge button to the toolbar. Nice.
See also: Using Outlook 2007 at UVM
Please note: Microsoft Outlook is not among the recommended email clients supported by ETS. However, I use it regularly to access my UVM email (along with Pine and Thunderbird), and I offer the following instructions to help folks who really want to use Outlook 2007 here at UVM. —Geoff
We’re going to walk through the steps required to configure Outlook 2007 as an email client of the University’s central mail services. Microsoft has improved the IMAP support in Outlook with this latest version, and the configuration is more straight-forward.
Please note that you can click on any screenshot to get a larger (i.e., legible) version. Now let’s dig in.
When we first start Outlook 2007, the Account Configuration wizard will start. “Yes” is selected by default (we do want to configure our email account, don’t we?), so we’ll click next.