The following topics in this document will help you manage the messages you receive through your VT Google Apps Mail account.
Mass or bulk email refers to email messages that are sent quickly and in large quantities. Mass email can be an efficient and environmentally-friendly way to communicate. It can also overload email systems and be perceived as abusive. Sending mass email messages can result in the university being blacklisted by potential recipient systems, causing problems throughout the university.
The Web Form Mailer was created to send email messages from Web forms on a Web site. Many Web developers want to send email messages from Web forms on their site; however, due to limitations on many Web publishing services at Virginia Tech, this is not possible. The Web Form Mailer was created to address this issue.
WebOutlook is a simple Web-based interface to the Virginia Tech Exchange server. This access allows you to use your Exchange mailbox using a Web browser. WebOutlook is a great choice for people who are away from their office or for people using operating systems that don't have a native Exchange client (like some Unix systems). You can send and receive email, check your calendar, set up meetings, access public folders, etc.
VT PACE addresses provide a secure and accountable method for workgroups to share departmental or workgroup email. PACE stands for Personal Access for Collaborative Email.
A VT PACE address is useful for situations when:
Following is a list of the junk mail headers and their meanings that the VT Mail servers use to identify potential unsolicited or unwanted e-mail, often known as "spam". These may help you refine your filtering scheme when configuring your e-mail client. These headers are based on the RFC standards for Internet Message Format. For more information, refer to RFC2822.
Virginia Tech distributes mass email messages by following various protocols based on the group(s) to which they are being sent. For further information, see the Policy on Release of Names and Addresses of Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni.
TelePresence videoconferencing is supported by Cisco technology and provides a sense of physical presence for individuals working remotely from one another. TelePresence sessions are carried via National LambdaRail as part of the 4VA project with George Mason University, James Madison University, and the University of Virginia.