Sending and receiving email using Email Archive

The Email Archive gives your course site or project site its own email address that participants can use for communicating with each other. When you first access the site, if you do not see the Email Archive tool on the menubar, you will need to add it. See Adding Email Archive to your site.

Sending email messages

You can send email to your site's participants from your email account with your preferred email client (e.g., Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, Mac OS X Mail, or Thunderbird). All email messages will be stored in the Email Archive and visible to all participants. To view your site's email address, in the menubar, click Email Archive. For more, see Sending mail to site participants via Email Archive.

Note: Email sent to the site's email address will go to all participants (i.e., you can't send email to individual participants using Email Archive). To send messages to individuals, use the Messages tool; see Sending, forwarding, and replying to messages.

Receiving email messages

Email Archive messages are sent to the email address listed under "Account" in the My Workspace area. You do not need to log into the application to read your mail. However, if you do not wish to receive mail from the site, or if you'd rather receive mail in a daily digest format, you can change your notification preferences from My Workspace. For instructions, see Changing notification preferences.