The division has a new Email server which is discussed below. The Email machines: '' as well as '' will still continue to function. The new server offers IMAP access to your mail, so it is convenient for e.g., windows users. However, if you prefer to continue reading your mail using '' or '' -- you need not make any changes.

Physics Division Email Server

To obtain an email account on the Physics Division email server, contact a member of the Computer Support Group.

Tips on configuring and using mail client software

The only requirement is that your mail client program be capable of establishing a secure sockets layer (SSL) connection to the email server.  Most popular mail clients are capable of this.  The following links provide some tips on configuring and using mail clients.

Some notes on your email account

Local or remote folders

The mail server supports archiving your mail on the server itself.  That is, you can create mail folders on the server in which you can save your mail messages.  The advantage is that you will be able to access your archived mail from anywhere.

A note for Pine users:  The typical Pine user logs into his/her Unix account to read mail.  Here, the advantage of storing your mail on the server is less obvious.  As long as you can log into your account via ssh, you will have access to your Inbox and to your archived mail which is stored locally on the Unix machine.  There is one situation where storing your mail on the server has an advantage and that is, when you cannot log into your account via ssh.  If you are on travel and have access only to a mail client like Outlook or Netscape Messenger, then you will not have access to your archived mail stored in local folders.

Sending mail from offsite

You can access the division email server from anywhere in the world to read your mail.  However, you cannot send mail via the division mail server from everywhere in the world.  The division mail server only relays mail originating from machines in the division and from machines connected to the laboratory's FOCAL service.  These machines are considered "onsite".  All others are "offsite".  The following  instructions  provide solutions to sending mail from offsite.

Last revised: 26 Jan 2001