All posts tagged W-Exchange

Additional safety and protection for W-Exchange
Posted by Gary Barton on August 30, 2021

W-Exchange, the email, communication, and collaborations tools powered by Microsoft 365, is getting some new safety and security features. Over the next two weeks, the Office of Information Technology will be enabling Safe Links, Safe Attachments, and an external email warning message. This added layer of protection will help identify phishing and malware attacks before they hit your inbox or file systems.

Safe Links:

  • Scans and verifies links (email, Teams, Microsoft 365 apps)
  • Rewrites and/or blocks malicious links

Safe Attachments

  • Monitors, scans, and verifies attachments (email)
  • Blocks malicious attachments

External Sender Warning

  • Notifies the email recipients of emails that originate outside Western Michigan University. It lets them know to be cautious when interacting with the message.

What does this mean for you?

Most of these changes will not be visible to you. Here are examples of notifications you may experience when viewing email, attachments, or sharing links and files within Microsoft 365 apps.

  • The website has been classified as malicious. Opening this website might not be safe.
  • Attachments have been removed.
  • Attention: This email originated outside Western Michigan University.

Need help or want to report an issue?

Submit a request in Service Hub

W-Exchange redirect URL currently unavailableResolved
Posted by Dylan Ledbetter on October 18, 2021
Start: Oct 18 4:50pm
 End:  Oct 18 5:15pm

We are currently experiencing issues with our redirect URL You can still access W-Exchange by navigating to, if you are not already signed in, you will need to click the Sign In button. All W-Exchange services, such as email, calendar, etc are unaffected by this issue.

Administrators are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.

LinkedIn Integration coming to Teams
Posted by Dylan Ledbetter on March 11, 2022

The new LinkedIn tab in Microsoft Teams will be appearing at the top of any one-on-one chat alongside the existing tabs for Chat, Files, and Activity. Microsoft begins the rollout of this LinkedIn integration in mid-March and is expected to be complete by early April.