A Short Info About New IUS' E-Mail And Collaboration System

The e-mail addresses could be accessed through any web browser application and using the link as following:      https://mail.ius.edu.ba  

The information related to POP/SMTP server settings (configuration related to e.g. Outlook or any other e-mail client application) are as following:

POP setting

Server name                  : outlook.office365.com
Port                                : 995
Encryption method        : SSL

SMTP setting

Server name                  : smtp.office365.com
Port                                : 587
Encryption method        : TLS


  • It is recommended changing the initial passwords the first time they log into this online e-mail (Settings->Office 365 settings->Password->Save   -   as shown in the four screen shoot pictures below). The new password has to meet the default  system criteria as following: Minimum  8 characters with at least one capital letter, one small  letter and  one number

Implemented Microsoft Office365  E-mail Communication and Collaboration System will give all our Students, Academicians and Administrative Staff

a professional, cloud-based access to the most valuable and  professional IT Communication and Collaboration Tools and  Services available today as following:

  • Business-class E-mail, Calendar, Tasks and Contacts (Online Exchange Server ) with a 50 GB mailbox size per user,
  • Document storage and  sharing and ­website management (Online SharePoint Server)  -  OneDrive file storage (1 TB storage per user),
  • On-line Microsoft Office productivity Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote (Office Web Apps).
  • Instant messaging, Presence, Audio and Video Conferencing (Lync  i.e. Skype for Business)

Also, implemented solutions are going to provide us with features as following:

  • Improved Communication Data Security (128-bit SSL/TSL encryption)
  • E-mail and Instant Messaging protection (anti- malware, anti-spam filtering  and antivirus)
  • Redundancy and Reliability  (99.9 percent scheduled uptime)
  • Up-to-date Software Versions, 
  • Faster communication,
  • Single sign-on  feature and so on

Due to a lot of additional IT Communication and Collaboration Tools and Services available within the newly implemented Collaboration System, it is simply not possible to properly compare it with our old e-mail system. According to my humble opinion, this implementation and migration to the Microsoft Office365  E-mail Communication and Collaboration System could be considered as the most significant improvement in communication and collaboration within IUS community ever.