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Corvid email accounts

Obtaining a Corvid E-mail Account

Since Fall, 2005, new members of the SCS community receive Corvid e-mail accounts by default. If you joined SCS before then, you may not already have a Corvid account. You can verify your situation (or request an account) by contacting SCS Computing Facilities at x8-4231, sending e-mail to help@cs.cmu.edu, or visiting the HelpDesk in GHC 4203.

Corvid Account Details

A Corvid account provides the user a "mail drop" storage area on one of the system's back-end servers. If you have a specific need for a Microsoft Exchange mail drop, request one through the SCS HelpDesk.

By default, a mail drop has a 2GB quota, although HelpDesk staff can increase the size on request. Quotas simply help prevent a runaway account from usurping all available space on a user partition, thus preventing other users from receiving mail.

Within the main mail drop, a subordinate "SPAM" folder is created and a Sieve script configured to refile known spam into the users' SPAM folder. This behavior can be changed; see the Sieve page for instructions.