What: Clarkson has provided email accounts to members of its community for more than 20 years. As the systems used to provide those email accounts have changed, so has the “domain part” of the official Clarkson email address. Many years ago, members of the community received their email at an address like email@example.com whereas now your email address is simply firstname.lastname@example.org. In an effort to ease the transition between naming conventions, our email systems have been configured to continue to accept mail at the old domains for all users by default. Many of these legacy domains have built up and are now presenting an increased opportunity for spammers to pollute our email Inboxes and waste system resources.
To address this problem, OIT will be removing these legacy domain aliases from all email accounts. If you have a need to retain one or more of these legacy addresses, OIT can configure an exception to the default for your account. To retain your legacy email address aliases, you must contact the Service Center and opt-in.
These changes will not affect the username portion of your address nor your @clarkson.edu address in any way, even if you have a “custom” username section to your address.
Who: Any Clarkson account that previously used any of these email addresses:
- username @clvm.clarkson.edu
- username @crux.clarkson.edu
- username @mail.clarkson.edu
- username @polaris.clarkson.edu
- username @www.clarkson.edu
When: OIT will remove the legacy domains on Monday, 16 December 2013. To ensure your alternate-domain aliases are not affected, please contact the Service Center prior to Thursday, 12 December 2013.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this change, please contact the Service Center at x6700 or email@example.com