GETTING AND USING YOUR SIMMONS EMAIL
As a student you MUST use your Simmons email. WHY?
GETTING HELP SETTING UP YOUR EMAIL
SAVE YOUR PASSWORD IN A SECURE PLACE
Once you’ve signed in to your email, you can request a password reset if you should forget your password, but please write it down in your phone or something. Please note: at registration we give all new students the same password to get set up. BE SURE AND CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD TO SOMETHING ONLY YOU WILL KNOW after you first sign in.
WHAT IF YOU DON’T LIKE USING TWO EMAILS?
** YOU CAN SET UP YOUR SIMMONS EMAIL TO FORWARD TO YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL**
1, After connecting to Webmail, click the triangle icon next to your email address.
2. Click the “Forwarders” link.
3. Click the [Add Forwarder] button
4. Under “Destination”, type the email address you want your Simmons emails to forward to, then press the [Add Forwarder] button.
THE NIGERIAN PRINCE – YOU’VE WON THE AUSTRALIAN LOTTERY SCAM. If you get an email asking to use your bank account to deposit money, that is a scam, no matter how great it sounds. There are many variations of this scam. Here’s how it goes: they deposit a check in your bank account, you start spending the money, and then the check bounces. You will owe the bank huge fees for bouncing and over-drafts. The thief is from another country and cannot be found.
THE IRS SCAM If you get a phone call or email saying you owe the IRS and they are going to garnishee your bank account or arrest you unless you call them now and pay up, it’s a scam. The IRS only sends bills through written mail. It uses email only if you have signed up with them for that.
YOUR BANK CALLS AND ASKS FOR YOUR PASSWORD SCAM. Many elderly people fall for this scam. No bank officer will ever phone you and ask for your password to your account, to verify your social security number, or your debit card pin number. It’s a thief.
We live in an electronic age. You have to be savvy on the internet just as you would be walking alone down a dark street at night. Here are some links to learn more:
Did you know that young people ages 20-29 more often fall for scams than those over 70?