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DEPARTMENTAL E-MAIL USE POLICY
E-mail in Shepherd University English Classes
Effective e-mail communication between teachers and students requires that instructors have ready access to students' addresses. To facilitate such access, Shepherd University assigns each student an e-mail address when s/he first enrolls and maintains that address during the entire time that the student attends Shepherd. These e-mail addresses are available to students through their RAIL accounts, and instructors and other members of the campus community can look them up at the University's electronic directory at: http://www.shepherd.edu/webinfo/people.html.
All e-mail communication between students and faculty members in English and Modern Language classes at Shepherd University are required to go through students' Shepherd University e-mail addresses.
Students who prefer to use other e-mail addresses should set up their Shepherd accounts to forward their mail to another destination. This procedure is very simple and is explained in detail below.
Obtaining a Shepherd University E-mail Account
All Shepherd students have a campus e-mail account. The logon and password information for this account can be retrieved at any time by logging onto the RAIL system at from any computer and proceeding as follows:
Using and Forwarding E-mail
Students can access their Shepherd e-mail from any computer with Internet access by simply logging on to the Shepherd University Web Mail Server at: http://mail.shepherd.edu. Students can also configure popular e-mail clients such as Outlook, Outlook Express, and Eudora to retrieve and send e-mail from a Shepherd account by using the following settings:
INCOMING MAIL (POP 3 Server): "mail.shepherd.edu"
OUTGOING MAIL (SMTP Server):
For on-campus students, the SMTP server is: "mail.shepherd.edu"
For off-campus students, the SMPT server must be set to the SMPT address of the student's Internet provider (e.g. "smtp.citlink.net") rather than to the Shepherd server.
Students who wish to receive e-mail at a different account may do so very easily by configuring the Shepherd Web Mail server to forward their mail. This can be done as follows: