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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.
Computer Science and campus email lists
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
computer–services – 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