Before you can send someone e-mail, you must know their e-mail address. Most e-mail addresses are specified in a format that identifies the individual and their location. The most widely used format looks like:
The username identifies the person's mail account name. The domain specifies where that account resides. The extension specifies type, such as edu, .gov, .mil, etc. For users at Baylor, the e-mail address is:
e.g. John_Doe@Baylor.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org (casing is never relevant in e-mail addresses)
E-mail arriving at Baylor addressed this way is automatically routed to the mail system that handles the addressee's e-mail, whether it be on Exchange or Bearmail. When you give your Baylor e-mail address to someone, use the above format.
For e-mail going to other locations, please verify the other person's e-mail address BEFORE attempting to send them e-mail. Each company or site uses its own addressing scheme, and the Bear_Id@baylor.edu e-mail address scheme used at Baylor probably will not match the pattern in use for other email addresses.
Contact: ITS Help Desk
Last modified: January 18, 2007