Students

Students can opt out of certain mass mail messages. They may set mass mail preferences in MyUI. Log into MyUI myui.uiowa.edu and select My UIowa | Student Information | My Email or Email Tools | Email Account Filter.

Initially, each student is subscribed to all categories of mass mailings. The MyUI option panel allows students to opt-out of any category of mass mail that they do not wish to receive (except for mailings from the University Administration, UISG & ECGPS regarding important issues).

Mail distributions processed by the UI Mass E-Mail service include a category keyword in the Subject line that can be used in your e-mail filter. For example, to filter mailings sent on behalf of non-UI entities, add a Subject line filter for "[OffCampus]".

For more information on filtering e-mail messages, see How to Filter/Setup Rules for E-Mail Messages

Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff may filter mass mailings by setting filter options in their e-mail client software. Filters are a powerful way to manage one's mailbox on an everyday basis. This is currently the only way for faculty/staff to indicate preferences for mass mailings. Recognized student organizations are allowed to have non-student members, so faculty and staff may occasionally receive student organization mailings.

Mail distributions processed by the UI Mass E-Mail service include a category keyword in the Subject line that can be used in your e-mail filter. For example, to filter mailings sent on behalf of non-UI entities, add a Subject line filter for "[OffCampus]".

For more information on filtering e-mail messages, see How to Filter/Setup Rules for E-Mail Messages.

External Sources of Email

The "Off Campus" Filter applies only to mail sent by the UI Mass E-mail Service.  It is often difficult to determine sources of unsolicited commercial mail. If the mailing is from the UI Mass Mail Service, there will be a category keyword listed on the subject line, e.g., [UnivAdm].

Article number: 
3778
Last updated: 
July 1, 2016
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