MSU Student E-mail Communications Notice
Michigan State University (MSU) uses e-mail as one of several means of communication with students. In the context of this notice, “student” refers to all persons who have been admitted to MSU as a student, whether or not they have registered or enrolled for classes. An official MSU e-mail address is issued to each student at the time he or she is admitted to MSU. This official MSU e-mail address takes the form of a person’s MSU NetID followed by “@msu.edu” (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org) and resides in MSU’s Mail.msu e-mail system (mail.msu.edu). This is the only e-mail address that the University will centrally maintain for sending official communications to students, and the only e-mail address that the University will use for sending official communications to students after they enroll.
Students are responsible for activating their MSU NetID and e-mail account; both of these may be accomplished on the NetID website at https://netid.msu.edu/. Students must check e-mail regularly in order to read important messages and notifications. Certain communications may be time-sensitive. Failure to read official University communications sent to the students’ official MSU e-mail addresses does not absolve students from knowing and complying with the content of those communications.
Each student must manage his or her University e-mail account to ensure that the Inbox file has sufficient space to allow for e-mail delivery. Students act at their own risk and should take precautions if they choose to have their e-mail forwarded to an e-mail address other than their official MSU e-mail address. Commercial and other e-mail services sometimes block e-mail from external sources. “Spam” filters applied outside of the MSU Mail.msu e-mail service may block e-mail that the student needs to receive. MSU is not responsible for any difficulties that may occur in the proper or timely transmission of or access to e-mail forwarded to any e-mail address other than the official MSU e-mail address, or which may be blocked by spam filters other than those applied by the Mail.msu e-mail system itself. Any such difficulties will not absolve students of their responsibility to know and comply with the content of official communications sent to students’ official MSU e-mail addresses.
Use of e-mail for official communications with students will comply with other applicable MSU policies and business practices.
Originally published 15 February 2006
Revised 28 February 2006 to clarify last sentence of Paragraph 1.