New Campus E-Mail
By Bekah Oester
For several weeks, the Division of Information and Technology (DIT) has sent e-mails to students alerting them to a change from the current e-mail system, to a new one called Live@Edu. The e-mails offered a timeline of the changes, login instructions, and benefits of the new system which include an increase in storage space, better spam filtering, and various tools which allow file sharing between students.
The system officially launched Oct. 2. One major problem students are experiencing is the inability to login. The proper way to login is to visit http://bulldoglive.bowiestate.edu and login using your regular username @ students.bowiestate.edu, and your regular password. Many students who have tried to login have not succeeded, and have had to visit DIT for a password reset to log in.
Once logged in, the e-mail feels like an updated version of the old student system. Just like the old system, however, students can choose to forward their BSU e-mails to their preferred personal accounts. It can take a little extra effort compared to the old system, but for students who want to stay in the know about what is happening on campus, yet never check their student e-mail, this step is a must.
E-mails are no longer being sent from BSU to old student accounts, however, a grace period effective now until March 1, 2010 has been established to allow students to transfer mail from their old accounts to the new ones. After this date, the old BSU accounts will become inaccessible.
For students needing assistance, DIT is located on the upper floor of the Thurgood Marshall Library. They can also be contacted by phone or e-mail at 301-860-4357 or email@example.com.