Acceptable Use of University IT Resources: Students

Manage your udel.edu email

When you enter the University, you are required to create a UDelNet ID that you will use as your udel.edu email address. As a student, it is your responsibility to read your email in a timely manner. Your professors will send you email with important information about your classes, and you will also receive official messages containing urgent public safety and public health notices. These messages will be sent to your "udel.edu" email address.

If you prefer to use a different email service, you must be sure you forward the "udel.edu" messages using the UD Network page. After you log in to this page, follow the onscreen instructions to forward your email.

Remember, you are responsible for making sure that your email forwarding is working so that you can continue to receive and read your official UD email in a timely manner.

Phishing scams & spam

Hackers often use phishing scams to steal your personal information by pretending to be your credit card company, your bank, or an official-looking University login page. They may send you emails with links asking you to “verify” confidential information, which would allow them to commit identity theft.

To protect yourself from a phishing scam, never click a link in an email that asks for personal information, and don’t open suspicious email attachments. If you are unsure of the legitimacy of an email, contact the institution to verify the message. Be cautious of messages containing typos and grammatical errors as these can be signs of a phishing scam.

Similarly, avoid spam messages, which could spread malware and share your personal information with others.