MARQUETTE Ã‚– Northern Michigan University will no longer allow e-mail to be forwarded to off-campus service providers. The change will take effect with the start of winter-semester classes on Monday, Jan. 12. Students will have to use their NMU e-mail address to ensure that they receive tuition bills and other university announcements.
Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ The decision was motivated by service providers such as America Online and Hotmail, which have started blocking Internet domains they perceive as Ã‚“spammingÃ‚” their customersÃ‚’ e-mail accounts.
When a large institution like NMU sends an e-mail message to many recipients, the service providers block all mail from that address, assuming it is spam. As a result, thousands of NMU e-mail messages are not getting through to the students for whom they are intended because many students have been forwarding university e-mail to another address.
Northern will attempt to counter this trend by not allowing e-mail to be forwarded. Students will need to check their university e-mail at their NMU address, but are still welcome to use their personal, non-NMU accounts for other purposes.
Students can direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or the NMU HelpDesk.