Electronic Mail Services
What is Labmail?
ITD maintains the Labmail system, via the LDAP directory, which provides mail forwarding services for BNL. Labmail is the BNL system for providing a generic e-mail address for BNL employees. This system allows people to contact registered users through an address of the form email@example.com, rather than using the final destination address. The Labmail system will look up the address firstname.lastname@example.org and determine where to forward the message. This allows employees to transparently change where they receive their mail, while maintaining the same e-mail delivery address.
As an example, John Doe is registered in Labmail with the address email@example.com. His forwarding address is firstname.lastname@example.org, which is the mail server where he actually receives his mail. Later on he can change his registration information, so that his mail is now forwarded to email@example.com. Mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will now be forwarded to the new address.
Registering for Labmail
To register for Labmail, send an e-mail message to email@example.com. The message should be sent from the host where you wish to receive mail, or you may include a comment in the registration request specifying where the mail should be forwarded. Include your full name, your life number or guest number, a primary Labmail alias, and any additional aliases you would like to use. If you are using a mail client that allows you to specify what your return address will be, please include your real e-mail delivery address in the registration.
Please forward my labmail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This request is processed by a person and not an automated procedure, so may include any comments or questions you have on the service. You will be contacted when your registration request has been accepted.
Changing your Labmail registration
If you wish to make any changes to your Labmail registration, simply submit another registration request. Your new request will be compared to your current registration information, and any necessary changes will be made
Looking up a Labmail user
The easiest way to lookup users registered for Labmail is through the BNL Phone Directory lookup page.
Listing all Labmail users
This feature is no longer enabled. If you need to lookup a user, you should use the lookup function in the BNL Phone Directory.
Last Modified: July 31, 2008