E-mail

E-mail

The Cal State L. A. campus network supports the following e-mail software packages via IMAP Server.

Microsoft Outlook

In the Summer of 1999, Information Resources Management began efforts to unify e-mail and messaging systems used by administrators, faculty and staff. This now enables users to communicate and exchange information under one shared system.

The Microsoft Exchange Server system will serve as a single location for organizing and managing all day-to-day information, from e-mail and calendars to contacts and task lists. There is also a version of Outlook for the Macintosh.   Users who access this system using the Microsoft Outlook program are provided access to e-mail, campus address books, personal and professional scheduling and calendar. Users can also take advantage of an efficient way to share files, documents and reports with others. Teamwork, projects and collaborative activities will be greatly enhanced.

This effort to improve the server side will not phase out the use of other mail client readers used by faculty. IRM endorses an e-mail system that can be accessed using a variety of e-mail clients, such as Netscape, Zmail and Eudora, to name a few. Faculty can purchase their own copies of various e-mail readers, install them on their workstations and access e-mail. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Stephen Pollard, director of ATS, at <spollar@calstatela.edu>.

A new student email system is due to be released in Winter 2000.  This system will be IMAP based and accessible via a web interface.  Scholar’s Mail for students will be phased out during the calendar year 2000.  Workshops and documentation for this new system will be available at the beginning of Winter 2000.

Z-Mail Pro (E-Mail Package Available on Campus and for PC Users ONLY)

This link takes you to the online guide for Z-Mail Pro prepared by the CSLA Faculty Instructional Techonology and Support Center. This e-mail package is available to PC users only. Z-Mail is considered the standard e-mail system for the CSLA campus.

Netscape Messenger (E-Mail Package for both PC & MAC Users)

This link takes you to the online guide for Netscape Messenger prepared by the CSLA Faculty Instructional Techonology and Support Center. The guide covers most user features and includes information on how to configure Netscape Messenger for the campus IMAP server. You may also view another useful Netscape Messenger Guide; this guide was prepared by the CSLA Library for training its personnel.

This e-mail package is available to both PC and MAC users. Netscape Messenger is part of in the Netscape Communicator Standard and Professional Editions. This e-mail system is very intuitive and easy to use. As an educational user, you can download Netscape Communicator free of charge from Netscape Communicator Website.

Microsoft Outlook Express (E-Mail Package for both PC & MAC Users)

This link takes you to the online guide for Microsoft Outlook Express. This e-mail package is available to both PC and MAC users. Outlook Express is part of Internet Explorer 4.0. You can download Microsoft Internet Explorer free of charge from Microsoft Internet Explorer Website.

To configure Outlook Express to use the IMAP server, go to Microsoft Outlook Express IMAP Configuration.

Scholar's Mail

This link takes you to Scholar's Mail online documentation prepared by CSLA Academic Technology Support and available on the CSLA Website. This e-mail package is available to both PC and MAC users. UNIX Scholar's Mail (0.3b) is available on the file servers Jupiter, Neptune, Mars, Uranus, Mercury, and Sol. This e-mail system is being phased out during the year 2000.


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Last updated (bc) 12/06/99