Connecting to UD's network while away from campus
These directions are designed for faculty and staff who will be away from campus temporarily.
Important: If you are taking your campus computer home to access the Internet during a break, remember to keep it protected and cleaned.
You can continue to access information on UD's network using your favorite web browser while you are off campus. If you are using a non-UD ISP connection and need access to information restricted by license to the University community (for example, certain library resources), you will need to set up your web browser to use UD's web proxy server.
Below are directions for the most common situations:
I will not check UD email while away from campus.
Follow our directions for preparing your email account before leaving campus to complete these tasks:
Clean up your email inbox.
Set SPAM filtering for your account.
Consider setting up a vacation message. Note: Doing so may increase the amount of SPAM you receive.
Unsubscribe from mailing lists.
Consider forwarding your email to another account that you will be checking while away from campus.
I will check UD email from a different computer than the one I used on campus.
Below are two ways to check your email from a computer other than the one you used on campus.
- The easiest way to read your UD email and to
send messages from your UD account is to use Webmail
If you choose this option, do not forward your email to another ISP's account.
- If you have
off-campus Internet access and an email account through an ISP (for
example, XFINITY or Verizon, on your own or someone else's computer, the
easiest option is to
- Link to the Network Page.
- Follow the instructions to log in.
- Choose the Forward your Email option to forward all the email from your UD account to your ISP's email account.
You can then check all your email through your ISP's email account.
Important note: When you return to campus, you must link to the Network Page again, follow the instructions to log in, choose the Forward your Email option, then turn off the email forwarding feature.
If you choose to forward your email, you may need to follow your off-campus ISP's directions for configuring your email program.
In addition, if you need access to UD-licensed resources (e.g., Library databases or the UDeploy Software site), you'll need to set up your computer to use UD's web proxy server. (If you just need to search a library database once or twice, you might find it easier to use the UD Library Off-Campus Access to Library Resources Proxy Sign-In web page.)
I will connect to the Internet using a non-UD ISP (e.g., XFINITY, Verizon, etc.) and will check email with the computer I used on campus.
You can usually continue to check your email without making any changes to your email program's software. If you have any difficulties, consult with the ISP you are using.
If you need access to UD-licensed resources (e.g., Library databases or the UDeploy Software site), you'll need to set up your computer to use UD's web proxy server while you are off campus. When you return to campus and connect your computer to the campus network, you will no longer need to use the UD Proxify button to access these resources. The proxy server is designed to give all members of the UD community access to licensed UD resources while they are off campus.