At the University of Delaware, electronic mail (e-mail) and the University's web sites offer efficient, cost-effective communication between members of the University community. In fact, e-mail is
- an official communication channel for University deparments and employees
- an official communication channel between the University (departments, faculty, and staff) and its students.
As a result, every student and employee must
- have a username and e-mail account on the University's central mail server (udel.edu)
- be responsible for receiving and reading any official communication sent to his or her "udel.edu" account.
Therefore, every student and employee must do the following:
- Read your e-mail in a timely fashion.
- Maintain your udel.edu inbox and your home directory on the central UNIX servers so that you can continue to receive and read your e-mail in a timely fashion. That is, make sure that your use of the University's computing systems and networks does not exceed current published limits, thereby interfering with your ability to receive your e-mail.
- If you choose to use software to sort your incoming e-mail into folders or to filter out unsolicited advertising e-mail (SPAM), you are responsible for making sure that your filter rules do not accidentally delete official correspondence from the University.
- If you choose to forward your e-mail from udel.edu to another e-mail server--either to a departmental server or to an off-campus ISP's server--you are responsible for making sure that your e-mail forwarding is working so that you can continue to receive and read your e-mail in a timely fashion.
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Last Updated June 3, 2003
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