Email & Calendar

Google Groups through ScarletApps

As part of ScarletApps  Faculty,Staff and Students at the University have access to Google Groups

Google Groups provides the following services:

  • Engage in discussions about a specific subject.
  • Have a Group-based email address in the form of [GROUPNAME] with a Web-based interface for the Collaborative Group Inbox that automatically threads replies.  For more information on Collaborative Inbox please read
  • Organize meetings, conferences, or social events among members of a group using a shared Calendar.
  • Have shared Calendars that can be accessed by members of a group
  • Have shared Documents and file storage through Google Drive
  • Have a shared website that can be accesed and maintained by members of the group
  • Read group posts through email, the online interface, or both.


Spam and Virus Filtering at Rutgers

The term "spam" is computer slang for the electronic equivalent of junk mail. Spam floods message boards, newsgroups, mailing lists, and Rutgers e-mail accounts with unwanted, unsolicited, and often repugnant messages--usually advertisements, promotions, or deliberate disruptions. It is also a flagrant violation of membership agreements with most Internet Service Providers. While spam is often identified as "large numbers of messages", even just one unwanted message to someone can be considered spam. The term is attributed to a sketch, performed in the 1970s by the British comedy troupe Monty Python, about a repetitive breakfast menu in which each item has more Spam (the canned meat product) than the previous.

Spam is a problem for all e-mail users. It has been determined that 80 - 90% of all e-mail coming into the University's central e-mail servers is spam. For example, in July 2007, the New Brunswick faculty/staff e-mail server received 66,088,392 e-mail messages. Of those e-mail messages, 41,264,942 messages we detected as being spam or viruses and were blocked. This is not only a problem at Rutgers., a website dedicated to reporting spam worldwide, has estimated that 11.5 spam messages are sent out every second.

ScarletMail (Faculty, Staff, and Students)

ScarletApps is the Rutgers implementation of Google Apps for Education. Rutgers has partnered with Google to provide these resources to the Rutgers community.

The ScarletApps suite includes the core Google hosted applications; Gmail, Docs, Calendar, Talk, Video and Sites. In addition to the core suite, Google has added dozens of additional apps to the Google Apps for Education program. To view the full list of applications available on ScarleApps and their respective Google Terms of Service, see the Additional Apps page.

RUMail (Department)

RUMail is a centralized, fee-based collaboration service that provides integrated email, calendaring/scheduling, address book, and document services for faculty and staff at Rutgers University. The service supports multiple desktop operating systems and clients, as well as synchronization with mobile devices.

Mailing Lists

A mailing list is a means to addressing an entire group of pre-designated individuals by specifying only one address to electronic mail software. This is a convenience for contacting groups with whom one corresponds frequently, and is also useful for sharing information among people with common interests.

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