[mandelbrot set] MATH DEPT Computer News, Volume 14

How to make your Purdue Career e-mail account functional.

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When you get a new purdue.edu account as a new student or faculty member, your e-mail address is set to REJECT email to the e-mail address user@purdue.edu.

You will need to go to the ITAP directory service and set up your account at purdue.edu to either accept e-mail or to forward it to another address. Most math.purdue.edu users forward their e-mail to the purdu.edu address to go to their accout at math.purdue.edu.

To make the change,

You can also set up a Mail*Hub alias for yourself. I could set mine to be dingdong. This means that someone can e-mail me as


and (since I set my service to forward) it automatically gets forwarded to myuserid@math.purdue.edu.

It also happens that you have a long e-mail address at Purdue like


I found out what mine was by typing

ph mylastname myfirstname

at a prompt on a math dept SUN (or you can find yours at the URL below).

If your students look you up on the ph system and e-mail to this monstrosity, it will now be forwarded to you at math (provided you have set your service to forward).

More information can be found at http://www.itap.purdue.edu/directory/.

Donu Arapura has also written up a nice little description of how you can use the Purdue Mail*Hub as a convenient way to do e-mail from home by settin your service to be store. See Network News, Volume 8.

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