Information about obtaining and optimizing Yale's email and calendaring options.
The University calendar is developed using Bedework, a calendar system which is open source, made for higher education, built on Java, and has a centralized server architecture.
At Yale, the implementation of Google Apps for Education is referred to as EliApps.
Yale has a diverse email environment with numerous email servers and many email software packages in widespread use.
Mailing lists provide an easy means of communication among groups of people. Instead of typing hundreds of addresses, you can simply type one, and all who are subscribed to the list will receive your message.
The spam filtering service is an anti-spam service that acts as a gatekeeper for Yale's email servers.
YaleConnect provides a fully integrated email and calendaring solution with automatic mobile synchronization of email and calendar to handheld devices.
In conjunction with your YaleConnect Service account, Unified Messaging combines voice messaging, email, and calendaring into one inbox that can be accessed from multiple devices.
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The program that you select depends on personal preference and what you need to accomplish.
If you are not using EliApps or YaleConnect, IMAP is the recommended protocol. If your email server is a Microsoft Exchange server, you must choose YaleConnect or BES.