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Receive an external e-mail notifying you when a LON-CAPA message is sent to you

LON-CAPA can send new message notifications to your conventional e-mail accounts. You can choose the specific types of messages which will cause notifications to be sent to the e-mail addresses you provide. The specific types of message are: critical messages, standard messages or any message. The notification e-mail will include an excerpt of the text contained in the body of the original LON-CAPA message.

To receive notification e-mail do the following:

  1. Either move your mouse pointer over your name at the top left of the page, and select Preferences from the displayed dropdown, or click Main Menu on the Inline Menu and then select Set user preferences in the My Space group.

  2. At the Set my user preferences screen, click the Message & Notifications link in the Messages & Notifications group.

  3. In the E-mail notification of LON-CAPA messages section, check the checkbox labeled Add new address

  4. Type a notification address into the text field labeled Notification address. This should be an Internet e-mail address like

  5. Use the radio buttons to select which types of LON-CAPA message should cause a notification e-mail to be sent to the specified address. (See the Critical Messages section Help)

  6. Choose whether you want any HTML tags contained in the original message body to be preserved in the excerpt included in the notification e-mail.

  7. Click the

  8. Repeat this procedure to add more notification e-mail addresses, one address at a time.