E-Mail Communications

Definitions

Email communications includes messages distributed by electronic means from one user to one or more recipients via a network. Email spam, or unsolicited bulk email, includes irrelevant or inappropriate messages sent on the Internet via email to more than 250 recipients. Unsolicited email can be defined as email that is not asked for and does not pertain to University business.

Missouri State University must be able to communicate quickly and efficiently with faculty, staff, and students in order to conduct University business. Email is an acceptable and appropriate medium for such communications.

Policy statement

Email is an official means of communication of Missouri State University. Unless law, contract, or other university policy prohibits email or requires another form of communication, Missouri State University may send communications to faculty, staff, and students by email to their Missouri State University email address. It is expected that the email will be received and read by the recipient within a reasonable amount of time, as email communications may be time-sensitive. Students, faculty and staff are expected to use and maintain their email boxes.

Use of the University’s network and associated resources to distribute email spam, unsolicited bulk email or other unsolicited email is prohibited. Violation of this policy may result in suspension of network privileges and loss of other computing resources.