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Vacation Mail

Using the vacation utility to leave mail notification while you are gone for a time

Reviewed by bil hays 2018.05.05

This page gives pointers to the vacation mail options on Gmail and on the campus Exchange server.  If you use vacation mail, please note that it is unwise to give too much information in vacation mail, lest you alert thieves that you are out of town.

Vacation on Gmail

Users who read mail from Gmail can set a vacation message using the info at Google Automatic Reply Help.

Mail Lists

Computer Science and campus email lists

Google Groups

In Google, groups serve both as mail lists and for giving permissions. Many of the standard department mail lists are handled via Google groups now, e.g., faculty, staff, and grads. These are system-wide groups that everyone can see, but it is also possible for users to make their own groups. For more information on Google Groups, see the Google Groups help article.

Office 365 Groups

The UNC Office 365 service also offers groups. These groups are a good choice for lists with Onyen members. This is also the preferred option when working with other Office 365 applications. For more information on Office 365 groups, please see this ITS help page.

Some frequently used lists in the department:

acct – Travel, accounting, and post award

adminstaff – Administrative staff

classes-only – Non-majors with Computer Science class accounts

computerservices – Full-time Computer Services employees

dfc – Departmental Facilities Committee, aka Facilities and Web Committee

facil-all – All Computer Services employees

faculty – Faculty whose main appointment is in this department and who have an office here

faculty-other – Adjunct faculty, retired faculty, and visiting faculty

fac-meeting – Faculty, faculty-other, postdocs, and staff with an interest in the faculty meetings

fac-meeting-minus-faculty – The same as fac-meeting, but without faculty. (This is used for forwarding mail that faculty already got to the rest of the fac-meeting list.)

er – External Relations staff

glabcomm – Graphics Lab Committee – graphics faculty

grads – Computer Science graduate students

help – Computer Services assistance

hr – Human resources and payroll

majors – Declared computer science undergraduate majors. Posting to this list is restricted, please contact the Chair if you want to post here.

resadmin – Research proposal submission and preaward

staff – All staff members