Getting oriented or getting connected????

This is the place to be.  Get some of the facts in regard to email, directory list, campus file servers and or personal computers. Still Have guest ions???  call the helpdesk at x1369 or email

   Electronic Mail

The University presently uses a Unix mail server.  Eudora and Outlook are the two most commonly used email programs that are available to users. All faculty, staff and students are expected to use electronic mail.  Electronic mail is the designated method for most communications to Faculty and Staff. Usernames and Passwords have been setup for your use. The convention for faculty and staff email addresses is, your first initial, then up to the next seven letters of your last name. If you have problems with the username/password provided, please contact the Helpdesk at x1369.

Directory services is a useful function of Eudora. It is handy for looking up the same type of information provided in the campus directory (i.e. email addresses, office and home phone numbers, room numbers and also ‘when mail was last downloaded’ and ‘date and time of oldest mail in a person’s email account’).

The University's electronic mail is for the business of the University. The ability to send a message to the public distribution lists is a very valuable feature of the system; but it should not be used for messages which advertise commercial events or activities or for private business activities of an individual. (The exception is the Classifieds mailing list).


From the Sewanee homepage, click on the 'Faculty-Staff-Students' tab, then  click on the 'check my email' tab.   Web Mail

 Username: jqpublic
  Password: jqpass

There are four different templates that you can use within the web browser...the one named 'panel'  looks closer to Outlook than the others. You should also try to remember to logoff when done, but if you don't it will eventually time out.

    Electronic mailing lists at Sewanee  

Note: You need to be a member of any list, before you can send mail to it.

Subscribing to a list:   Send a message to In the body of the message, include the command ‘subscribe listname’.  Example: 'subscribe classifieds'.

If you ever want to remove yourself from a list send ‘unsubscribe listname’.

Distribution list are managed by department and maintained by C&NS.  See list below. You may subscribe to those with (*).  All other list are managed internally by department. 

-         admstaff – all administrative staff

-         cfaculty – all college faculty

-         classifieds - a personal swap & shop of sorts (*)

-         cstudent – all college students

-         facstaff – all faculty and administrative staff

-         tfaculty  - all theology faculty

-         tigersports – News and information concerning sports for Sewanee team (*)

-         tstaff - all theology staff

-         tstudent – all theology students

The University is a tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code. And as such, there are severe restrictions on our ability to lobby for or against legislation or endorse political candidates. Use of University resources, including its email system, for such purposes should be avoided. Providing information without advocating a position is acceptable, but using distribution lists to ask persons to take a particular political action is unacceptable.

Several examples follow:  


-         An announcement of a vehicle for sale by the University

-         Distribution of committee minutes

-         Updates of mailing lists

-         Announcements about staff volleyball

-         Providing facts about pending legislation


-         The announcement of the birth of a child of an employee

-    Requests for placement of pets  

These might be perfectly appropriate within a department, but not for public distribution lists.


-     Announcement of a Tupperware party

-     Asking readers to write legislatures asking them to take a particular stand

-     Chain letters

   Sewanee fileservers

Access to most Sewanee servers, is restricted to ‘registered users’, while others allow ‘guest’ access. Access and group privileges are determined and configured by the system administrator. Questions concerning server access should be directed to the Helpdesk at x1369.  Servers listed below:

 Angelnet – volumes include:

-         Acad Classes – used for academic purposes

-         Applications – used for storing a wide-range of keyed and unkeyed applications for users to download.  Request Assistance through Computing and Network Services at x-1369 or

-         Drop Boxes – used for transfer of files to other departments

-         Public Info – used for storing data of varied interests to all network users (i.e. University policies, handbooks, forms, class listings, class schedules, job postings, etc.) Note: much of the same information can also be accessed through the Sewanee website.

Admsys - Campus Information System (Banner Project)

Misc Dept – Departmental used use to keep files for access to others and for safe-keeping, since the files on the servers get backed up on a nightly basis.  These departments are: Admissions, Dean of the College, Dean of Students, Executive Offices and University Relations.

Classes - Faulty usage designed for faculty websites or file space for class material or class use

Angels – Students usage for personal web pages and student organizations

Sewanee WWW – contains folders for all data on the Sewanee website. (access is  available upon request and approval of the system administrator)


 Service available for home computers owned by Faculty and Staff – (no charge)

 -         Dial-in accounts – username/password and instructions available upon request

 -         Hardware installations, general troubleshooting, configuration problems, etc provided. Note: These requests are done on an ‘as-time allows’ basis. Day-to-day operations take first priority. You may be helped within minutes/hours or it may take as long as a few days to complete, depending on the time of year and present workload.