After completing email migration in August 2016, CS now uses University mail systems known as Rutgers Connect and ScarletMail as described below.
Mail system for Faculty and Staff and University employee
This system is based on Microsoft Office 365 system and is expected to be used as default email system for all university employee. You can access this using a web browser and any mail client supporting IMAP or Exchange protocol. For more info see Using Rutgers Connect page.
Rutgers Connect also comes with extra benefit such as 1TB of cloud storage on OneDrive, free license of Skype for Business and free license of Microsoft Office 2016 that can be installed on his/her office or personal computers.
Note: For exsiting employee, if you are paid by Rutgers and don't have Rutgers Connect Account, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request it. All new employee should get Connect account activated when you get your NetID.
- Mail system for Students, Faculty and Staff
This system is based on Google Mail (Gmail). This system is the default system for all Rutgers students. You can access it using a web browser at https://scarletmail.rutgers.edu or any mail client supporting IMAP protocol. All Scarletmail users also get access to ScarletApps with unlimited storage Google Drive, Google Photos, Google Docs, and all other Google Apps. This account does not go away when you graduated or retired from Rutgers.
Note: if a student becomes a University employee, e.g. as a TA, they are expected to use the Faculty / Staff mail system for their email.
Using Personalized Email Address
Your mail address will initially be NETID@cs.rutgers.edu (faculty/staff) or NETID@scarletmail.rutgers.edu (students). Many people prefer to use an email address such as NETID@rutgers.edu, or even email@example.com. Mail sent to NETID@rutgers.edu will be forwarded to you at cs.rutgers.edu or scarletmail.rutgers.edu, as applicable. You can add a "personalized" address such as firstname.lastname@example.org, or change the address to which it is forwarded, using the Email portion of https://netid.rutgers.edu.
Spam and Phishing
Phishing: When your Computer Tricks You
This document shows tricks that was used to fool users into following false information.
Phishing: Security Issues in Electronic Age
Phishing is a word used by the bad guys trying to 'fish' for your personal/confidential information.
- SonicWall Phishing and Spam IQ Quiz
Of course not every e-mail you receive is a phish. In fact you should expect your bank or e-commerce vendor to send you legitimate e-mail. But how can you tell the difference? Well that's what the Phishing IQ test is all about - give it a try.
- MailFrontier Phising IQ Test
Think you can't get caught in the ?phishing? net of online fraud? Dive into our Phishing IQ Test and find out if you can avoid the hooks of the online crooks.How to Get Rid of Spam Email.
Hiding Your Email Address from Spammer
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How do spammers get people's email addresses ?
This comprehensive document show how your spammer get your email address. Use this document to help you avoid future spam.
A wikipedia article that shows you what common steps that are taken to reduce spam. Some of these steps are done centrally but as a user you need to learn End-user anti-spam techniques shown in this article.
Signing Your Email using Digital Certificate
- Get Free Email Certificate
Free Secure Email Certificates allow you to encrypt and digitally sign email and attachments keeping them secure and confidential
- Using Apple Mail to Sign your email digitally
- How to Get a VeriSign Digital ID and Install/Use it
Use this document to configure your email client but get the free certificate from Thawte.
- How to Set Up Encrypted Mail on MacOS X A PDF file from O'Reilly - Shows you how to configure your MacOS X email client to send secure email.
- CS now uses University calendar systems. Because they are integrated with the mail systems, see the Email and Calendar Setup for setting up your calendar software.
Instant Messaging Related
- Setting Rutgers Instant Messaging (RIM) with Pidgin (Windows/Unix) or Adium (MacOS X)
This document shows how to use Rutgers Instant Messaging (RIM) server with Windows/Linux/MacOSX client.
- Currently RIM only allows you to communicate with other RIM users.
- Questions related to RIM should be addressed to email@example.com.