How to Use Your School of Information Account
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Introduction

Signing Up

Accessing Your Account on a PC
Part 1: Logging in
Part 2: Changing your password
Part 3: Resetting your password
Part 4: Storing files
Part 5: Creating a public_html folder
Part 6: Logging out

Accessing Your Account on a Mac
Part 1: Logging in
Part 2: Changing your password
Part 3: Resetting your password
Part 4: Creating a public_html folder
Part 5: Logging out
Part 6: Using Fugu to store files

How to Access Your School of Information Email Account
Pine
Webmail
Eudora
Mozilla Mail
Other Options

Putting a Web Page Online

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Part 1: Logging into your iSchool account for the first time (on a PC)

In order to access your iSchool account from a PC, you need the program called SSH/Secure Shell Client. This program is available on all the PCs in the IT Lab, or can be downloaded for free from UT’s software site, Bevoware . Browse the programs for SSH/Secure Shell Client, and double-click on the SSH Secure Shell Client icon. Click the Quick-Connect button. In the dialog box that appears, the host name you will use is login.ischool.utexas.edu. The login name is the one you provided on the account sign-up form. Your initial password will be the last four digits of the student identification number you provided in your account sign-up form – this may be your Social Security Number, or the 16-digit number from your UT ID card.

You will automatically be asked to create a new password – this password must be at least 6-8 characters long, and cannot be a dictionary word. It may take you several attempts to create a suitable password. Here are some helpful hints: Try replacing an “I” or “L” with an exclamation mark, or an “S” with a dollar sign. The system will only allow you five trys to change your password before it disconnects you; you must then relogin. Once you’ve changed your password, don’t forget it!

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