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Mail and Newsgroups

Electronic mail and newsgroups are the two most important ways that communication occurs outside of class. To keep up with current news, you should check your e-mail at least once a day and the newsgroup regularly throughout the week. The newsgroup is often where we will post changed due dates and corrections to homework, lecture or review material. Also, important questions posted to the newsgroup by students or sent to the course e-mail may be answered and posted on the newsgroup by the course staff if the answer may apply to multiple students.

You have many different options available to you for checking e-mail and reading newsgroups from school computers. Each method is different and has its advantages and disadvantages.

For reading mail, one of the following methods is recommended, although we do not offer technical support in their use.

For reading newsgroups, one of the following methods is recommended, although we do not offer technical support in their use.

Unfortunately, this primer will not go into detail about the use of these programs.

You can also check your mail and newsgroups from home using various programs. For instance, you may use Microsoft Outlook or Netscape Communicator. You can also follow the instructions in the next lesson to connect from home, making some or all of the above options available to you. Finally, SEAS Webmail is available to you from any computer with a web browser.

To set up your programs at home for use with your SEAS mail account, you need to know the following addresses:

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Designed by D. Kaminsky
Edited by Diana Palsetia
© University of Pennsylvania, 2008