Email Policies - General Use and Broadcast Email
Email at Seton Hall Law School is a service provided to the law school community for the purpose of improving and encouraging communication among our users. It is provided in support of the teaching, research, and public service mission of the University, and the administrative functions that support that mission. In an effort to maintain and manage this important resource the Division of Legal Computing in conjunction with University Computing must adopt certain policies and procedures dedicated to preserving this resource for all users. Therefore please be advised of the following:
1. Users of electronic mail services are to be limited to law school students, faculty, staff and alumni, and those authorized by University Computing and the Division of Legal Computing.
2. Electronic mail services may not be used for unlawful activities, commercial purposes or uses that violate other University policies or guidelines. The latter include, but are not limited to, policies and guidelines regarding intellectual property, or regarding sexual or other forms of harassment.
3. University email services shall not be used for purposes that could reasonably be expected to cause, directly or indirectly, excessive strain on any computing facilities, or unwarranted or unsolicited interference with others’ use of email or email systems. Such uses include, but are not limited to, the use of email services to:
(i) send or forward email chain letters;
(ii) send broadcast email or "spam," (that is to send group email to over 100 recipients or to exploit listservers or similar broadcast systems for purposes beyond their intended scope to amplify the widespread distribution of solicited or unsolicited email);
(iii) "letter-bomb" (that is to resend the same email repeatedly to one or more recipients to interfere with the recipient's use of email).
4. Users in violation of these rules or regulations may be subject to sanctions up to and including the suspension or termination of email and network privileges and services.
Seton Hall Law School defines broadcast email as any message or group of messages intended to be communicated to an audience greater than 100 email recipients, either inside or outside the University email system. However, as broadcast email is a useful tool to communicate to large groups, a procedure has been developed to meet this need. Users wishing to send a broadcast Email must send their request to the Asst. Dean for Student Services at 973-642-8707 for approval and distribution. All messages must meet the following guidelines.
Messages must be:
1. Related to a relevant law school event or purpose
2. Of an acceptable size and format as determined by the Division of Legal Computing (as a rule, messages must be under 200k in size and no Word or Wordperfect attachments as primary messages, please! Simple is better!)
3. Non-commercial in nature
4. Non-partisan in nature
Bypassing this procedure shall be considered a severe email violation and subject to penalty up to and including the suspension or termination of email and network services.