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What are the new features of Webmail 2.0?

The new Webmail client options a completely integrated AKO IM consumer as well as presence awareness, improved secure signing and encrypting capability, and a fast and easy AKO email directory search, desktop-like interface for e-mail, smtp, emailers, contacts, and webmail calendar, including the power to “drag and drop” e-mail messages between folders.

I tried to login on to Webmail 2.0 and it says i would like to enroll in KBA. Is that true?

YES. If you go straight to the webmail link and you have got not enrolled in KBA, the portal will require KBA enrollment.

I’m deployed, and Webmail 2 is taking too long to load and operate. What can I do?

You can use Webmail Lite. Webmail Lite may be a low-bandwidth version of the new portal email consumer. It retains all the functionality of Webmail 2 except for Calendar and IM. As a forward deployed user, Webmail Lite ought to be your default email shopper. If that’s not the case, there is a Webmail Lite link on the left aspect of the AKO home page, or you will access it by clicking the link below:

What are the new options of Webmail 2.0?

The new Webmail consumer options a completely integrated AKO IM consumer together with presence awareness, improved secure signing and encrypting capability, and a quick and straightforward AKO directory search, in addition as an expensive, desktop-like interface for e-mail and calendar, together with the power to “drag and drop” e-mail messages between folders.

When can I access Webmail 2.0?

You can launch the new Webmail shopper by clicking the Webmail 2.0 button on the left facet of the portal homepage. otherwise you will access by clicking the link below: https://webmail2.us.army.mil

I tried to login directly to Webmail 2.0 and it says I want to enroll in KBA. Is that true?

YES. If you go straight to the webmail link and you have not enrolled in KBA, the portal will require KBA enrollment.

I’m forward deployed, and Webmail 2 is taking too long to load and operate. What can I do?

You can use Webmail Lite. Webmail Lite may be a low-bandwidth version of the new portal email shopper. It retains all the functionality of Webmail 2 except for Calendar and IM. As a forward deployed user, Webmail Lite should be your default email shopper. If that is not the case, there is a AKO Webmail Lite link on the left side of the AKO home page. How do I produce mail rules among Webmail 2.0?

Webmail 2.0 has the power to setup Mail Filters primarily based on the subsequent fields:

  • To
  • CC
  • Recipient
  • Subject
  • From
  • Message Size (kB)

To setup Web Mail Filters:

  1. Login to AKO Webmail 2.0
  2. Click options
  3. Expand AKO/DKO Account
  4. Click Mail Filters
  5. Click New Filter (if you want to edit an existing filter, highlight filter and click edit)
  6. Enter a Filter Name
  7. Choose the suitable Radio button primarily based on how stringent the filter ought to be enforced
  8. Enter the knowledge
    • First drop-down contains what field ought to be searched
    • Second drop-down is the way to relate to the first
    • Third field is where the knowledge to look would be.
    • For instance, if you want to move all emails from john.smith set the rule because the following:
    • Box 1: From
    • Box 2: Is equal to
    • Box 3: john.smith
  9. Choose ‘Move Message’ or ‘Copy Message’ based on preference
  10. Click Save Filter

Normally a file is 8 bit data; however, when send in an email it’s base sixty four encoded to make it printable ascii – this causes the file to be larger. Base sixty four encoding converts three uncoded bytes into 4 encoded ASCII characters.

What will this mean? It means a file that is approximately three.7MB would become 5MB encoded.

Some ways in which round the email size limit are:

By putting in place your AKO/DKO webmail to an external email shopper like Outlook or Thunderbird, you’ll be able to send a message that is as huge as 20MB.
Uploading the file to an AKO/DKO folder and giving the user access to the file. Then you can send a link to the file. this may solely work if the user’s that you simply are sending to has access to the AKO/DKO portal. If not, then you may need to use the option above to send an email that is larger than 5MB.

Attachment types
In order to accommodates NETCOM guidance 2004-11A bound attachment types are not any longer allowed through the AKO/DKO mail system:
.ace, .ad, .ade, .adp, .asp, .b64, .bas, .bat, .bat., .bhx, .ce0, .ceo, .chm, .cmd, .com, .com., .cpl, .crt, .dbx, .dll, .doc.bat, .doc.com, .doc.pif, .dot, .eml, .exe, .exe., .hlp, .hqx, .hta, .inf, .ins, .js, .jse, .lnk, .mdb, .mde, .mim, .msi, .msp, .nch, .ocx, .pi, .pif, .rar, .reg, .scr, .sct, .shb, .shs, .txt.scr, .upx, .url, .uu, .uue, .vbe, .vbs, .vss, .vst, .vsw, .wmi, .ws, .wsc, .wsf, .wsh, .xxe, .zip

These attachments are blocked to prevent email primarily based viruses from spreading. a method to send an email with one amongst the higher than attachment types is to:

Upload the file to an AKO/DKO folder and give the user access to the file. Then you’ll be able to send a link to the file. this may only work if the user’s that you simply are sending to has access to the AKO/DKO portal. If not, then you may want to use the option above to send an email that’s larger than 5MB.

If you send attachments with a space in the file name, some anti-virus scanners won’t be ready to scan the attachment which can cause a delay in delivery or the message being returned to you as undeliverable.