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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Signing Up for an iSchool Account

Why Do I Need an iSchool Account?

When you sign up for an iSchool account, you receive 150 MB of server space – you can transfer and/or store all sorts of files and websites that you can share with anyone online! You also receive 100 MB of email space (that’s 25 times what Yahoo offers), which you can access through UT’s webmail, or the email client of your choice. Additionally, some professors require you to use your iSchool server space to put your papers online. Also, your fees are paying for these services. You might as well take advantage of them!

How Do I Sign Up for an iSchool Account?

Any student, staff, or faculty member in the School of Information is eligible to receive an iSchool account. In order to sign up for a School of Information account, follow these steps:

1. Visit the New Accounts page at http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/technology/accounts.

You will need to fill out the online form under “School of Information Account Sign-Up.” Remember your account login! This will be your login for both your email account and your server space, the name of your email address (your_user_name@ischool.utexas.edu), and the name of your iSchool webspace directory (http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~your_user_name). Your login name must be no more than eight characters, and all lowercase. It may contain letters and numbers, but the first character must be a letter. Because this is the name that will appear on your email address, you may want to choose some combination of your first and last name.

2. Check your account status online at http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/cgi-bin/accounts/status2.cgi. It may take 24 hours to process your request.

3. Activate your account! There are two ways to activate your account, depending on whether you are a PC or a Mac user. PC users can continue on to the next section. Mac users can skip ahead to this section.

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