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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 “” is your e-mail address (for example,

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:
Outgoing mail (SMTP) server:**
E-mail Address:
User Name:
Password: password
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.,,

Virus Filtering

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.

  • All systems are up and functioning.

  • Apple has recently released their new operating system for iMacs called Mojave.  Until we’ve had a chance to run the new OS through our vetting process, we would strongly encourage you to hold off upgrading your computers for the time being.  We will let you know once we feel confident that our network, tools and software will work properly with Mojave. 

  • Departmental printing is now being handled by the Lewis & Clark Print Center.  The Print Center is happy to take care of your print requests!  Give them a call at x7768 for assistance.

  • The IT Service Desk has implemented a phone tree to better service the campus community.  Please listen to the new prompts the next time you call x7225.

  • Need help connecting to Wi-Fi? Click here!

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