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Overview of Delegates and Sharing Permission Levels (Outlook 2011 for Mac)

Outlook allows you to share your email and/or calendar with various levels of access.

This article applies to: Outlook 2011 for Mac


Outlook 2011 for Mac is an older email and calendar application used by Cornell faculty, staff, and graduate and professional students. Microsoft no longer distributes Outlook 2011 and has announced that support will end in 2017. The IT Service Desk will support Outlook 2011 through March 2017.

We recommend that you upgrade to Outlook 2016 for Mac, part of Office 2016 for Mac, which is free for faculty, staff, and students.

These things are easy:

But higher levels of permission are more complicated:

  • Delegate access, which lets someone act on your behalf to varying degrees, including responding to meeting requests
  • Send as rights, which let you send and respond in the persona of another account.

If you believe you have a situation that goes beyond simple sharing, please contact the IT Service Desk, where we will walk you through the options to determine the correct settings for both the person granting access and the person receiving it. Use the phrase "Exchange permission choices" and we'll find the information you need.

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