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Nevis Mail

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Nevis Mail

  The Nevis mail domain is nevis.columbia.edu. When you are given an account on the Linux cluster, a mail account is established for you with the same name as your user ID. For example, if your Linux user account is jsmith, your e-mail address is jsmith@nevis.columbia.edu.
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Configuration

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  • As you configure your Nevis e-mail, don't forget about your Columbia UNI account if you work for Columbia. Columbia will only send its University-related e-mail to your UNI account, so you have to arrange for it to be forwarded.
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  • As you configure your Nevis e-mail, don't forget about your Columbia UNI account if you work for Columbia. Columbia will only send its University-related e-mail to your UNI account. You have to decide which account to use.
 
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  • How to configure most standard mail readers. If you want to skip the long descriptions, here's a quick guide.
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  • How to configure most standard mail readers. If you want to skip the long descriptions, here's a quick guide.
 

Webmail

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  • How to forward mail to another account. Be sure to read the section about what to do with your mail account when you leave Nevis.
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  • How to forward mail to another account. Be sure to read the section about what to do with your mail account when you leave Nevis.
 
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Mail security

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  • Each mail message is scanned for viruses.
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  • How to tell if an e-mail message is real.

  • Each mail message is scanned for viruses.
 
  • How to reduce the amount of spam you receive.
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  • "I have a mail problem, but I can't e-mail anyone to tell them about it because of the problem. Help!"
    • Try using webmail to send a message.
    • If you can't do that because the Nevis mail server is down, try sending a message to the system administrator's Gmail address.
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    • "But I can't send a message to that Gmail address because the Nevis server is down!" If you're saying that, then you don't think you have an alternative e-mail account. Remember that you also have an e-mail account on the Columbia University systems, via your UNI. Your account name is <UNI@columbia.edu>, and the SMTP server is send.cc.columbia.edu.
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    • "But I can't send a message to that Gmail address because the Nevis server is down!" If you're saying that, then you don't think you have an alternative e-mail account. Remember that you also have an e-mail account on the Columbia University systems, via your UNI. Your account name is <UNI@columbia.edu>, and the SMTP server is send.cc.columbia.edu.
 
  • Does your mail program seem stuck, or does it take an abnormally long time to send or recieve messages?

  • Does it take a long time to login?
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  • If the images are missing from your mail message, it may have something to do with the anti-virus scan.
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  • If the images are missing from your mail message, it may have something to do with the anti-virus scan.
 
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  • Are you having problems with a forward file?
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  • Are you having problems with a forward file?
 
 
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