Missouri S&T set to expire umr.edu web, email addresses

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On May 1, 2008

Effective July 31, Missouri S&T will permanently shut down its former
email and web domain — umr.edu — and use the mst.edu domain

For individuals who correspond via email with Missouri S&T students,
faculty or staff, or who access web content from Missouri S&T, all email
sent to umr.edu after July 31 will not be delivered. In addition, websites on
the umr.edu domain will no longer be accessible after July 31. More information
is available at a resource site devoted to sharing information about the change.

To ensure the delivery of email and web content access, faculty, students
and staff have been asked to notify their email contacts about the domain
change and update any website bookmarks they may still use. Missouri S&T
website visitors and individuals who send email to Missouri S&T are asked
to update any website bookmarks containing “umr.edu” to “mst.edu” and update to
update email contacts from umr.edu to mst.edu.

The mst.edu web and email domain has been in use for several months as a
part of the university’s name change, which took effect Jan. 1, 2008.
Currently, web visitors and university email contacts using umr.edu addresses
are redirected to the corresponding mst.edu email inbox or website. Starting
June 12, visitors who try to access the old UMR website will experience a short
delay during which time a domain name change reminder message will appear.
After the brief delay, visitors will be redirected to the corresponding
Missouri S&T page. After July 31, UMR web and email addresses will be shut
down and will no longer redirect to the new domain.

“The university is taking steps to ensure that this change in our web
and email presence causes as little disruption as possible for our students,
faculty, staff and those that correspond electronically with the university,”
says Andrew Careaga, Missouri S&T communications director. “We encourage
all university email contacts, prospective students, academic partners and
website visitors to start using mst.edu and help us spread the word.”

A list of frequently used links, general information about the domain change
and tips for making the transition to mst.edu have been posted on a resource site set up by
the Missouri S&T department of information technology.

For additional information, please visit http://helpdesk.mst.edu/namechange
or contact the Help Desk at Missouri S&T at 573-341-HELP.

Related Links

The umr.edu decommissioning
, set up by Missouri S&T’s information technology department
Missouri S&T’s Name Change

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