Accessing Outlook Public Folders - Southwestern Illinois College

    Public Folders Overview

    Public folders can be used to share a wide range of information, such as project and work information, discussions about a general subject, or class assignments.

    Public folders have access permissions to determine who can view, create, and modify items in the folders – you will only have access to public folders that you have permissions to.

    The Bulletin Board

    1. The Bulletin Board is a public folder (look for folder BulletinBd) used to post messages of general interest to Southwestern Illinois College’s faculty and staff.
    2. Types of messages that should be posted to the BulletinBd are Vacancy Announcements, items for sale, and non-work related notices.
    3. To post a message, simply address your email to BulletinBd.
    4. Messages are automatically deleted after two weeks.
    5. All SWIC employees are automatically given permission to the BulletinBd.

    Public Folders with Desktop Outlook

    Public Folders via Outlook/Office 365

    1. Go to
    2. Right click Folders, then click Add public folder to Favorites.
    3. On the right, select the folders, and click Add Public Folder.
    4. Your public folder will now show under favorites.
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