The Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 21, 2000
February 21, 2000
VOL. 29, NO. 23


Important Information About E-mail Accounts

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

The name of the Welchlink e-mail system has been officially changed to JHMI-Net Mail. To ensure better service and to eliminate inactive e-mail accounts, an audit of the e-mail user accounts will be conducted between Feb. 14 and March 31.

Inactive e-mail accounts will be deleted, so if you have or have ever had an e-mail address ending in, it is important to complete the audit to avoid having your account deleted. To complete the audit, go to the JHMI-Net Mail website at

Once there, click on the "Account Audit" icon (in the shape of a file cabinet) and follow the instructions. For security reasons, you must have your original Welchlink user name and password to complete the audit form. If you have forgotten your password, call the JHMCIS help desk at 955-HELP.

If you have never had a Welchlink e-mail account, you do not have to complete the audit. However, if you are unsure, please contact the support department at

Because of the widespread use of alias names on e-mail accounts, there is a possibility that you have a Welchlink e-mail account and do not know it. Please check with your system administrator if you are unsure.

New space limitations for JHMI-Net Mail e-mail accounts have been adopted in order to ensure system stability and to enhance overall performance. From now on, all JHMI-Net Mail users will have a five megabyte limit on their inbox, a 10 megabyte limit on their home directory and a five megabyte limit on their personal Web directory. Anyone who goes over the limit will receive a warning e-mail prior to staff automatically deleting messages that exceed these limits.

If you have questions about these limits, please visit the site at or e-mail your questions to

Other Important System News is also your No. 1 resource for checking the status of JHMI-Net Mail, so check there first if you are having problems sending or receiving e-mail.

To see past e-mail systems news about JHMI-Net Mail, also go to

If you have questions about the status of or how to configure POP accounts, IMAP, Telnet, FTP, DNS or SMTP, answers can be found at