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Email :: Configuring and Using Email Aliases

In addition to your email address (your preferred email address), you can also use; this is known as your formal email alias and is assigned automatically to faculty and staff members. All emails sent to your formal email alias will automatically be redirected to your preferred email address so that all your mail is delivered to a single email inbox.


Hosted Service

All students, faculty and staff are provided with an email account in HSU's hosted Google Apps service for the entire time they are associated with the University. Our Google Apps domain name is Additional email server account information can be found at Central Systems Account & Activation.

Policy :: Status of Student Computing

It can be difficult for an organization to perform a self-assessment unless there is some outside agency that can provide guidance on the factors that should be considered. This section provides the answers to 35 questions students should ask about technology at any school they are considering attending. The questions were developed by EDUCAUSE with the cooperation of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).

Security :: Real-time Black Lists (RBLs)

Real-time Black Lists (RBLs) are lists of IP addresses known to regularly send spam. Several such lists are maintained by different organizations concerned about the proliferation of spam. Internet Service Providers make use of these lists in order to prevent spam from known sources from reaching their customers, and the license fees they pay for the use of the lists pays for the ongoing research needed to keep the lists updated.

Email :: Email Account Options

Gmail offers some flexibility in how you work with your HSU email account; read on for descriptions of the main areas you can configure to the way you prefer to work with email.

Preferred email address

Employees please note: Your HSU account is an official channel of communication between you and the University. Email sent or received through campus systems is considered official campus business and the property of the campus.

Email :: Webmail

HSU uses Google's Gmail, part of the Google Apps suite of programs, which enables you to access your HSU email from any computer with a web browser and access to the Internet, no matter where you are - on or off campus, at home or on the road. Just log into myHumboldt and click on the Gmail link at the top right of the screen.

You will need to activate your HSU email account before you can use Gmail.