Rules governing the sending of e-mail
Most simple use of the mail system will cause no problems, but those being more adventurous in their use should bear the following in mind.
- You must not attempt to hide your identity when sending mail, or attempt to impersonate someone else. You should normally use one of your personal Cambridge email addresses: your userid @eng.cam.ac.uk or @cam.ac.uk. You may also send mail from a role email alias that you are entitled to use, but should include your name in the message. We have some advice on Changing your email address.
- You should not send abusive, intimidating, harassing or misleading e-mail.
- You should not send bulk unsolicited e-mail, see the University IT Syndicate’s Guidelines on Use of Bulk Email in Cambridge for more details.
- Don’t retaliate if you get junk e-mail: instead see the guidelines on what to do about Junk e-mail.
- You should not send large mail messages unless you have checked that the recipient is both able to receive them and wants them.
- The networking facilities used for e-mail are provided for academic use. A small amount of social or recreational use is permitted provided it does not interfere with academic work. Commercial use is strictly forbidden.