Group Email Accounts

Campus organizations that require a group email account can request that one be created by contacting the Help Desk at help@lafayette.edu or (610) 330-5501.

Address Forwarding

Address forwarding accounts allow all members of a group to receive messages sent to the account address, but do not provide the ability to send mail from the account. Instead, messages sent to the group account address will be automatically forwarded to the individual email address of each group member. Direct access to an address forwarding account via Webmail or an email client is not possible. One member of the group will be the account owner and will be responsible for communicating group membership changes to ITS.

Example

  1. An address forwarding account, e.g., linguists@lafayette.edu, is created.
  2. An owner of the address forwarding account will be designated and will communicate the members of the group to ITS.
  3. Each member of the group will receive messages sent to linguists@lafayette.edu through their individual email account.

Shared Email Accounts

Shared email accounts function like an individual email account but the username and password for the account are shared among the members of the group. A shared account can be used to send as well as receive mail; any member of the group can log in to the account with the shared credentials via Webmail or an email client. One member of the group will be the account owner and will be responsible for communicating the account password to group members as well as ensuring that all group members use the account in accordance with the college’s Acceptable Use Policy.

Requesting a Group Account

Group email accounts can be requested by academic or administrative department heads. Accounts for official student groups can be requested by the faculty adviser for the group, who must also assume responsibility as the account owner. All requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Department Accounts

Each department at the college has a generic account it can use to send and receive email. These accounts are configured to be able to post to the campus-wide announcement lists, and should be used instead of a particular employee’s email account.

In addition to using Webmail, you can set up your department email account to send and receive email via Outlook or Mac Mail.

Only specific people in each department have permission to use the department email account. If you do not know the username and password for your department, you can contact the Help Desk at help@lafayette.edu or (610) 330-5501. ITS will then work with you to verify that you are able to use the account, and reset the password.