The Cal State L. A.
campus network supports the following e-mail software packages via
In the Summer of 1999,
Information Resources Management began efforts to unify e-mail and
messaging systems used by administrators, faculty and staff. This now
enables users to communicate and exchange information under one shared
The Microsoft Exchange Server system will serve as a single location for
organizing and managing all day-to-day information, from e-mail and
calendars to contacts and task lists. There is also a version of Outlook
for the Macintosh. Users
who access this system using the Microsoft Outlook program are provided
access to e-mail, campus address books, personal and professional
scheduling and calendar. Users can also take advantage of an efficient way
to share files, documents and reports with others. Teamwork, projects and
collaborative activities will be greatly enhanced.
This effort to improve the
server side will not phase out the use of other mail client readers used
by faculty. IRM endorses an e-mail system that can be accessed using a
variety of e-mail clients, such as Netscape, Zmail and Eudora, to name a
few. Faculty can purchase their own copies of various e-mail readers,
install them on their workstations and access e-mail. Any questions or
concerns can be directed to Stephen Pollard, director of ATS, at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
A new student email system is due to be released in Winter 2000.
This system will be IMAP based and accessible via a web interface.
ScholarÂs Mail for students will be phased out during the
calendar year 2000. Workshops
and documentation for this new system will be available at the beginning
of Winter 2000.
- Z-Mail Pro (E-Mail Package Available on Campus and for PC Users ONLY)
- This link takes you to the online guide for Z-Mail Pro prepared by the CSLA Faculty
Instructional Techonology and Support Center. This e-mail package is available to PC users
only. Z-Mail is considered the standard e-mail system for the CSLA campus.
- Netscape Messenger (E-Mail Package for both PC & MAC Users)
- This link takes you to the online guide for Netscape Messenger prepared by the CSLA
Faculty Instructional Techonology and Support Center. The guide covers most user features
and includes information on how to configure Netscape Messenger for the campus IMAP
server. You may also view another useful Netscape
Messenger Guide; this guide was prepared by the CSLA Library for training its
- This e-mail package is available to both PC and MAC users. Netscape Messenger is part of
in the Netscape Communicator Standard and Professional Editions. This e-mail system is
very intuitive and easy to use. As an educational user, you can download Netscape
Communicator free of charge from Netscape Communicator Website.
- Microsoft Outlook Express (E-Mail Package for both PC & MAC Users)
- This link takes you to the online guide for Microsoft Outlook Express. This e-mail
package is available to both PC and MAC users. Outlook Express is part of Internet
Explorer 4.0. You can download Microsoft Internet Explorer free of charge from Microsoft
Internet Explorer Website.
- To configure Outlook Express to use the IMAP server, go to Microsoft
Outlook Express IMAP Configuration.
- Scholar's Mail
- This link takes you to Scholar's Mail online documentation prepared by CSLA Academic
Technology Support and available on the CSLA Website. This e-mail package is available to
both PC and MAC users. UNIX Scholar's Mail (0.3b) is available on the file servers
Jupiter, Neptune, Mars, Uranus, Mercury, and Sol. This e-mail system is
being phased out during the year 2000.
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