Your email address is comprised of your username then @nku (for faculty and staff) or @mymail.nku.edu (for students). If you are enrolled or employed, you can find this quickly in the NKU Directory. Search for yourself in the appropriate directory, and your email will be listed.
We do not recommend that you forward your NKU email account. Email is the primary means of communication on campus and it is your responsibility to check your email messages. When you forward, emails may not be received.
Users can set up on "out of office" using the Out of Office Assistant in Webmail. Click on Options, and then type a reply message in the box under "Out of Office". Once this is complete, choose "I am out of the office" and your reply message will automatically be sent to anyone that sends you a message. When you return, choose "I am in the office", and then auto-reply will stop.
NKU's Web-Based email access uses Microsoft Office 365. The Outlook portion is web-based email client that allows users to view their email within a browser in any environment, at any location. You can sign in using the NKU Webmail page.
Certain file types are known to be used as viruses when attached to an email. Therefore, NKU blocks the most attachment types that are used in this way. If you have a legitamate email using one of these attachments, request that the sender zip the file, and resend.
The attachment types we block are: .ade, .adp, .app, .asp, .bas, .bat, .cer, .chm, .cmd, .com, .cpl, .crt, .csh, .exe, .fxp, .hlp, .hta, .inf, .ins, .isp, .its, .js, .jse, .ksh, .lnk, .mad, .maf, .mag, .mam, .maq, .mar, .mas, .mat, .mau, .mav, .maw, .mda, .mdb, .mde, .mdt, .mdw, .mdz, .msc, .msi, .msp, .mst, .ops, .pcd, .pif, .prf, .prg, .pst, .reg, .scf, .scr, .sct, .shb, .shs, .tmp, .url, .vb, .vbe, .vbs, .vsmacros, .vss, .vst, .vsw, .ws, .wsc, .wsf, .wsh.
Contract workers, vendors, or partner employees which are not paid by NKU directly need to have their supervisor enter a service request with the last eight digits of their ISO and the last four digits of their Social Security Number listed with their full name to have the account generated.
From the Inbox, click File > Manage Apps. This will bring up an Office 365 login screen. Log in with your NKU username and password. A list of default app add-ins is shown. You can then choose "disable" for the Bing Maps add-in. Repeat for each add-in you wish to disable.
Select the gear icon and choose "manage apps". Find the Bing Maps add-in and tick the "Turned On" checkbox. Repeat for each add-in you wish to disable.
Download and launch the Outlook app. Tap "Add Account". Enter your email (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org for employees).
Unlike the junk mail filter, the “Clutter” filter/folder attempts to observe your behavior towards messages and automatically classify them based on your previous action (or inaction). For instance, if you receive many emails from a particular newsletter and either ignore them or immediately move them to the trash, Clutter takes notice of this over time and automatically begins moving these items to the Clutter folder. However, Clutter does make mistakes occasionally ,so it's never a bad idea to review the Clutter folder occasionally for "false positives", especially if an expected email is overdue.
A listserv is a mailing list that facilitates the distribution of email postings from one person to all persons subscribed to a list. When sending out email to large amounts of people, listservs are needed due to limitations of the number of people you can send emails to using NKU email. Lists can be established by faculty and staff for university or research related purposes. Student lists can be created at the request of the faculty or staff advisor, or the student life office. Each list has an email address, such as: email@example.com. Emails sent to a list email address are distributed to the subscribers of the list.
There are three types of lists
Users can self-subsribe to all public lists, and most announcement lists. To subscribe:
If the list is not listed on that website, please send an email to [owner]@listserv.nku.edu to request to be added to the list.
Users can unsubscribe from all public lists, and most announcement lists. To unsubscribe:
If this is a managed list, list administrator approval might be required to unsubscribe from the list. You can email -firstname.lastname@example.org to request to be removed from the list.
Any active student that is enrolled in a current or future semester will have access to use the software. So, during the summer, students who are enrolled for Fall courses will continue access. If they don’t register for classes, access goes away. For faculty/staff, access only goes away if you separate from the university.
Yes. The computer lab is open during UC business hours (M-Th 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday 1-11 p.m.). However, certain services are only available when NTB staff is present (fax, copying, etc.).
For security precautions, we must register your device on our network as a "safe" device. Go into the settings of your device and find its MAC address. If you don't know how to do this, a quick Google search will tell you; the number will look similar in format to this example: 00-f8-A2-34-54-Af-12. When you find your MAC address, bring it to the Norse Tech Bar (UC) or call our IT Help Desk and ask to register your device on the network. Learn more about which devices can be used on our network.
Yes. By default, all wired connections in the dorms are turned off because most users prefer wireless. But if you would like the port activated at no charge, locate the port in your room and write down the number. Contact the IT Help Desk with that number, your username, the building you live in, your room number, etc. and we will activate the port.
Faculty and staff can call in to check your voicemail messages or update your greeting from anywhere in the world. Dial (859) 572-5800. When the recording answers, press "*". Follow the prompts to enter your extension and hit "#". Enter PIN. Review voicemails as you would from your office phone.
When off campus, VMWare View will only work if a VPN connection is established first. Turn on your VPN, and then launch VMWare View.