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HOW TO: Redirect your student e-mail

Step 1: Open a Web browser, and enter the following URL for the eGuide:

When you enter the eGuide, you may be prompted with several New Cite Certificate or Security Warning screens (see examples from Netscape and Internet Explorer below). Please click on the Next or Yes buttons on these windows, as appropriate, to accept the security certificates.

When the eGuide has finished loading, it will look like this:

Step 2: Place your cursor in the white rectangular box to the right of and type your last name.
(If your last name is fairly common, you may want to show the second search row by clicking on the , and entering your first name.)

Step 3: Then press the Enter key on your keyboard, or click on the magnifying glass icon .

Step 4: All entries in the OSU system that include the name(s) you entered will appear in the left column. Find your name in the list and click once on it to display your information in the area on the right side. See example below:

Step 5: To make changes to your entry, you must login to the eGuide and provide the following pieces of identifying information:

1. Your Novell network context
2. Your User ID (also called User Name)
3. Your Novell network password

You can easily find your Novell network context and your User ID in the Distinguished Name field of your . The name to the right of "cn=" is your User ID (or User Name), and the names to the right of either "ou=" or "o=" comprise your context. When you specify your context during login to the eGuide, you begin with the name to the right of the "o=", then work your way left. See the example below:

Step 6: To login, click on the pencil icon at the top of the eGuide. You will be prompted with the following login dialog box:

You specify your network context by clicking on the folders in the Context box (as described in Step 4 above), then enter your User Name and Novell network password. When you have all of your information entered, click on the Login button.

Step 7: If your login is successful, you will now see a Change Information icon next to the Directory Information Header:

Click on this icon to make changes to your directory information.

Step 8: When you have logged into the eGuide, you will see a red cursor icon at the top of your directory information. Click this icon to change your entry information. You will be prompted with a screen similar to the one below:

Step 9: Find the Address section (near the bottom of the window), and enter your forwarding e-mail address in the Forwarding Address field. See example below:

Step 10: (Optional) If you wish, you can also add other information to your entry here in the designated fields.

Step 11: When you have finished making your changes, click on the Apply button at the very bottom of the window.
(Note: you may have to shrink this window by clicking on one corner & dragging it in diagonally before you see the Apply button at the bottom of the window.)

Definition of Terms:
SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) has the important job of defining how to send an electronic mail message to a server, how to find the message recipient, and what to do if a recipient or server is unavailable.
Gateways are computer systems that act as translators between two systems with differing communications protocols, data formatting structures, languages and/or architecture. In this context, a gateway moves messages from one electronic mail system to another, acting as a protocol converter between different e-mail formats.

MTAs (message transfer agents) are integrated server tasks that provide scalable, high-performance routing and relaying of messages in their native format. Since they are built into Notes, they are generally more reliable and give better performance than gateways.

This page was adapted from a CIS tutorial, found here.