Use ClassMail Archives
ClassMail Lists & ClassMail Manager — Students
Quick Start Primer Guide: Students
A class mail list allows instructors to send email to an entire class by using one email address. Optionally, the instructor may allow students to send messages to the class mail list as well.
Ask your instructor to use the class mail list
If you think the class mail list would be helpful in your class and you'd like to ask your instructor to use it, you can download, print, sign, and give this short letter to your instructor.
Am I on the class mail list?
Depending on your status in a class you may be automatically added to the mail list. Check the table below to find out if you are automatically included in a mail list or view all your mail lists » (login required).
Note: When using Gmail through UCI Google Apps to view your UCI email, be aware that Gmail might automatically filter and archive any emails you send to maillists that include yourself. The message will appear in your inbox if someone responds to it or if there is an error delivering the message. If you'd like to view your message, you can find it in Sent Mail or All Mail.
— More information from Google Support
What is a mail list archive?
For privacy reasons, you can only view a class's mail list archive if you are enrolled in that class or if the instructor has manually added your @uci.edu address to the list.
Instructors and assistants may also choose to remove student access to mail list archives. If you find you are unable to access a class's mail list archive, contact the instructor or assistant directly for more information.
USING CLASS MAIL
How do I get on a class mail list?
If you are officially enrolled in a class, you are automatically added to the mail list as soon as EEE receives your enrollment. Allow 2 hours for enrollment changes in Fall, Winter, and Spring; 24 hours for changes in Summer.
If you are sure that you are enrolled in a class and you still do not receive class email, please contact us.
You can verify your official enrollment through the Registrar's StudentAccess.
How do I send email to a class using the class mail list?
Students may send email to a class using the class mail list only if the instructor chooses to make the class mail list a "Discussion" list (which is not allowed by default). When you send an email, everyone enrolled will receive it.
If your class mail list is not a "Discussion" list, then the email will be rejected and will not be sent to anyone.
Instructors may choose to set up custom class mail list addresses, in which case they may also specify whether or not the default address still works.
If you're not sure about a class mail list's address or settings, talk to your instructor.
To send a class email to a default address:
[course code]-[letter for quarter][year]@classes.uci.edu
This would send email to the class with the course code of 99000 in the Winter Quarter of '02.
What is "netiquette"?
Just as you follow the rules of etiquette in face-to-face relations with others, when you communicate online you should follow the rules of online etiquette, often known as "netiquette."
The following are some general guidelines for participants in electronic class discussion lists:
From Appendix D, A Student Guide to Writing at UCI, 9th edition, 2001
What email address does class email go to?
Class email goes to your official @uci.edu email address. If you would like to receive your @uci.edu email at another address, you may add a forwarding address (see below).
How do I forward email to my UCI address (@uci.edu) to a different email account?
If you would like to receive your @uci.edu email at another email address, you will need to change your delivery point. Once you change your delivery point, you will be able to receive all @uci.edu email through the new address.