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Science Computing Services manages the Science Division Mail Server. The Mail Server is based on CommuniGate Pro, a high-quality mail server application. The Mail Server supports POP, IMAP, and SSL connections. There is an integrated Web Mail Client, which has been locally customized.

A Virus Scanning application (RAV) on the mail server, a 'plug-in' module for CommuniGate Pro, scans all incoming and outgoing mail.

All faculty and staff in the Division of Science will receive a Science Division email account; full-time faculty/staff will also typically be assigned a City College email 'alias', which will be requested for you at the same time that your Science Division email account is created. Students engaged in research activities in the Division may also request a Science Division email account. Currently, faculty and staff of the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education also receive email accounts on the Science Mail Server.

Applications forms can be picked up in J-302, or download and print the Account Request Form. All forms must be presented in person at the Science Computing Services office in J-302 along with a valid City College ID.

=For concise information about SciMail, see the GETTING STARTED GUIDE

=For more comprehensive information, see USERS' GUIDE TO SCIMAIL.

As appropriate, central mailing lists will be created and maintained in support of Science Division activities.


Science Computing Services manages a multi-user UNIX server, a Sun Enterprise 250 running the Solaris UNIX OS. The hostname is sci250.sci.ccny.cuny.edu

You can apply for a UNIX account at the same time you apply for an email account (it's the same application form), or you can ask for the Unix account at a later time.

Unix Guides. See Quick Guide to UNIX on SCISUN (note: now called SUN51); more help with UNIX is available on the web at UNIXhelp for Users.

Last modified: February 2007.   Comments to: Science Computing Services.