LC Email Information
Your E-mail Address
All members of the Lewis and Clark community are allowed access to our electronic mail services. As a new student or employee of the college, you will need to activate your e-mail account through our account management web page.
Your Network User ID (commonly called a login) will be a 3 to 8 character representation of your name or initials and if there are several options available, you will be allowed to choose during the account activation process. You will also be allowed to choose your password. Your password must be 4-8 characters long and must contain at least one number or symbol. You must read and agree to the Responsible Use of Technology Resources policy in order to complete the activation process.
Your Network User ID combined with “@lclark.edu” is your e-mail address (for example, email@example.com).
Accessing Your E-mail
Information Technology supports IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) as our preferred e-mail protocol. Using IMAP, your e-mail is stored on our central mail server and you will be able to check your mail from virtually any computer on- or off-campus. Our primary supported e-mail clients are Thunderbird (for both Macintosh and Windows) and WebMail (web client available through any web browser).
If you choose to configure another e-mail program (e.g. Eudora), the basic settings are:
Incoming mail server: imap.gmail.com
Outgoing mail (SMTP) server: smtp.gmail.com**
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
User Name: email@example.com
Security Settings: SSL/TLS
** Please Note: If you are sending mail through another ISP (off-campus), you will need to use the outgoing server for your ISP (e.g. smtp.comcast.net, mail.earthlink.net, pop.ptld.qwest.net)
Information Technology scans all incoming and outgoing mail for viruses. If the mail gateway identifies a virus, it will remove it and will notify the recipient of the removal.
Still, the virus gateway is not perfect. Some virus messages may get through the scanning process before virus definitions are updated. For this reason, Information Technology recommends that you never open an attachment, even from someone you know, if you have not been notified beforehand that a legitimate file is being sent to you.
In response to an ever-growing volume of unsolicited e-mail, a new e-mail security appliance was installed during Spring 2005. The device offers effective handling of many e-mail-borne threats, including virus attacks and SPAM.