A forwarding address is an e-mail address to which you'd like all your PLU e-mail to be re-directed. Set or remove from https://www.plu.edu/htbin/protected/forward.pl?sub_opcode=2
If you set up forwarding, when someone sends you e-mail to your PLU address, it will end up going to the other address. You might want to do this if you already have another e-mail address that is the one you use most the time and don't want to have to check your PLU address as well. This way, if someone finds out your PLU address and sends you e-mail to it, you'll get it without having to check the PLU address.
You can remove the forward at any time from this same web page.
Forwarding addresses can also be set by logging into your account and creating a .forward file. DON'T DO THIS, because the forward in the .forward file will not work after your account is expired if you leave PLU. The one set from the web page will continue to forward, as described below.
Note that a forward will remain in effect even after you leave PLU and your account is
expired so that you can no longer access it. You can count on this forward being active for
about 6 months. Make sure you tell everyone your new email address as soon as possible after
Your PLU e-mail account has a limited amount of space. For most people, this amount is 15 megabytes. Check your usage at https://www.plu.edu/htbin/protected/diskuse.pl
15 Megabytes is more than 10 floppy disks of storage. It's called disk usage because this space is on the e-mail server's hard disk drives. The "Allowed" line indicates the total amount of space you can use. The "Used under home directory" line shows you how much space you are using in your personal directory. This includes saved e-mail as well as your web pages, if any. The "Used in e-mail INBOX" line is generally the space being used by incoming new mail that you haven't read yet or that you have left in your INBOX on the mail server. The "Total used" line is the total space being used in your home directory and your INBOX.
When this disk ussage total adds up to within 10% of your allowed disk usage, the usage tally will be followed by a warning message, indicating you are nearing your disk use limit. When you exceed your limit, the usage tally will be followed by a warning message headed "Urgent" that indicates you will start losing e-mail within three days of having exceeded your disk usage limit. If you see either of these messages, you should access your account and delete old e-mail messages or reduce the size and number of your web pages. Also note that you will receive an e-mail message telling you when you've exceeded your disk usage limit. Remember to correct the situation as quickly as possible.
You may wish to create an alias of your PLU ePass username, such as a
nickname or your full name. All e-mail sent to the alias address will
go into your same PLU e-mail account that you access using your ePass
username and password.
This item allows you to set up an automatic response to incoming e-mail messages at
This is useful if you will not be able to check
your e-mail for a while and want to make sure people who send you
e-mail are aware of it. When this option is
set, if you receive an incoming e-mail message, a reply will be sent
back to the sender with a message you provide. You enter the text of
the reply message
when you activate the autoresponse feature. Autoresponses are very
handy if you are out on vacation. Thus,
this function is also sometimes known as sending out vacation e-mail.
The Campus Voice is a weekly publication made available on the web and containing news and articles about current events of interest to the PLU community. When you subscribe to the Campus Voice e-mail list, you will receive a weekly e-mail message from the PLU News and Information office with a web link to the current issue of the PLU Campus Voice.
The Campus Voice e-mail list is for the distribution of this weekly bulletin only and won't allow posting by those subscribed to the list.
To subscribe or unsubscribe, just access the page. The page header will indicate if you are subscribed. Click on the button below the header to take the indicated action (subscribing or unsubscribing).
The term spam refers to the unsolicited "junk" e-mail that anyone who has used e-mail for any length of time is familiar with. It is very hard to precisely identify any one e-mail message as spam because such messages try very hard to look innocent and like something you asked to get.
The PLU e-mail server can use a spam filtering program called SpamAssassin to identify e-mail addressed to you that it thinks is spam. Once the server decides a message is spam, it tags the subject of the message with the text "*****SPAM*****". You will still get the message, but now it is easy to see. And you can set up most e-mail programs to filter such messages to a separate folder, so you don't have to look through you inbox for the "real" e-mail.
It is important to remember that SpamAssassin is not and cannot be a perfect spam identifier. That means that you will still get messages that you consider spam that aren't tagged, as well as some messages that are "real" e-mail that will be tagged as spam. Thus, you should visually scan the mail in your spam folder just to make sure nothing good gets stuck in it.
You can choose from one of two spam filtering options. The first is called Tag Only. This option just tags suspected spam as described above and delivers it to your inbox as always. It's up to you to set up your e-mail client to move these tagged messages to another folder, if you wish. This is the option you'll want to use if you use an e-mail client like Netscape Messenger to download your e-mail to your local desktop PC.
The second option is Tag and Move to "Bulk" Folder. This option should only be chosen if WebMail is the only way you read your PLU e-mail. This option tags your e-mail, just as described above. In addition, it automatically puts these tagged messages into a folder called "Bulk." WebMail doesn't have the ability to put tagged messages into a separate folder, so that is why this option is provided for WebMail. You can still use the first option with WebMail. You'll just see the tagged spams in your inbox and will have to manually file or delete them.
If you choose this second option, you MUST remember to check the "Bulk" e-mail folder regularly, since it will probably fill up quickly with spam. If you don't delete this spam, you risk going over your disk quota. Also, as discussed previously, the spam filter is not perfect and will put some "real" e-mail that it thinks is spam into your "Bulk" folder. If you don't check the folder, you will not see this e-mail.
PLU's Computing & Telecommunication Services (CATS) has put
together information about computer viruses and how to manage to
prevent or, if you're infected, eliminate them from your campus
Virus filter FAQ
Your ePass account at PLU is required in order to use the University's
email, search research databases, log onto computers, and use eCourse.
Accounts are provided to all students prior
to the semester that they will be enrolled at PLU. Note: If you have registered for Fall classes and have not yet received your ePass account card, contact Computing and
Telecommunications Services (CATS) at 253-535-7525.
Activate your ePass account
Change your ePass password