Electronic Mail Services
Below you will find information on a variety of electronic mail
services provided by ITD. For
information on setting up an account for these services, contact the
Account Management Office.
Account Management Office
- RSA token accounts; distributing/retrieving tokens
- LabMail accounts on the ITD Exchange servers
- Exchange email accounts on ITD Exchange servers
- ITD-supplied Unix accounts
- BNL-Domain NT accounts
- Establishing Network Access for Brookhaven Retirees
Labmail is the BNL system for providing a generic e-mail
address for BNL employees. This system allows people to contact
registered users through an address of the form
firstname.lastname@example.org, rather than using the final destination
address. The Labmail system will look up the address
email@example.com and determine where to forward the message.
This allows employees to transparently change where they receive
their mail, while maintaining the same e-mail delivery address.
To provide better email service ITD has implemented an email archiving
solution at BNL. Email archiving will make our email servers run more
efficiently and at the same time allow us to keep all of our email messages
online without having to impose restrictive quota limits which can be
database allows users to search
based on last name, first name, 4-digit extension,
email address and department. Fields returned include name,
division, group, building, extension, pager, fax and e-mail address.
Note: If your personal Directory entry is inaccurate,
ITD's Microsoft Exchange Server is used for electronic messaging,
including email, shared calendars, shared public folders, and more. Microsoft
App is a Microsoft Exchange Active Server Application
that gives you private access to your Microsoft Outlook or
Microsoft Exchange personal e-mail account so that you can view
your Inbox from any Web Browser. It also allows you to view
Exchange server public folders and the Address Book from the World
Wide Web. Anyone can post messages anonymously to public folders
or search for users in the Address Book.
Secure POP and IMAP Email Access
For those who are reading
BNL email from home via POP or IMAP, a server called
smail.bnl.gov has been set up to provide secure POP and IMAP
access to the internal email servers. Secure POP or IMAP (SSL/TLS) is a
method of encrypting the session between the mail client and mail
server during mail retrieval. This server provides SSL POP
and IMAP connections which protects your password as it is
transmitted over the internet and will help close many firewall conduits
to internet email servers if it proves to be stable and reliable.
List Servers at Brookhaven
Mailman uses an easy web-based interface to manage email list
request needs and is currently the only way to subscribe to a mailing
list at BNL. Listproc has been completely retired and is no longer in
- About Mailman
to view information about the Mailman List Server.
- Learning about Existing Lists
to view a listing of available public lists.
- Establishment of New Lists
To establish a new
list, contact the ITD Helpdesk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and supply information about the list, including the name of the
list, the owner requesting it, and a short 1-line description of
what the list will be used for. Please also specify if the lists
should be publicly available or not.
- Subscribing or Unsubscribing
should and do enter their own subscribe and unsubscribe
requests, but list owners can perform these and other actions on
their subscribers' behalf. View the available
public list and click on any list name for
about the list, and links to subscribe/unsubscribe. Your
subscription request may be held for review by a moderator.
- Sending Mail & Other Mailing List Functions
Sending mail to subscribers of a mailing list is done simply by
addressing your mail to the list. More
detailed information on that and other list functions is
- Having Trouble?
If you are having trouble
using the lists, please
Fighting SPAM at Brookhaven
The SMTP gateway systems, through which most of BNL email is sent and
received, are configured with Mailscanner with Spamassassin for
anti-spam, and f-prot for anti-virus.
Fight Spam on the Internet
You have probably seen an increase in the
amount of "junk mail" which shows up in your email
box, or on your favorite newsgroup. The activities of
a small number of people are becoming a bigger problem
for the Internet. Help fight spam to keep the Internet
useful for everyone.
Last Modified: June 9, 2015
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