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SIMMONS EMAIL INSTRUCTIONS

SIMMONS EMAIL

GETTING AND USING YOUR SIMMONS EMAIL

As a student you MUST use your Simmons email. WHY?

  • Your professors will email your assignments and announcements to this email address.
  • We will email you important information about billing and registration.
  • If you qualify for a special scholarship, we will email such notices to you.
  • To function in the world today, you must use and read emails.We will send notices to your personal (non-Simmons email) ONLY for the purpose of helping you set up your Simmons email.

GETTING HELP SETTING UP YOUR EMAIL

STEPS

  1. At your first-time registration with the college, we will assign you your email address and give you a temporary password. You will be prompted to change this password as soon as you sign in.
  2. LOGGING ON. To log on to your Simmons email from any Browser, go to: https://office.com



SAVE YOUR PASSWORD IN A SECURE PLACE

Once you’ve signed in to your email, you will be prompted the first time, to change your temporary password. Please remember this password.

INTERNET SAFETY TIPS

NEVER USE THE SAME EMAIL FOR YOUR BANKING THAT YOU USE FOR YOUR REGULAR MAIL. Why? If someone hacked your email, they could zap up all your money.

NEVER GIVE YOUR PERSONAL PASSWORDS TO ANYONE ELSE. That gives them control over your business and your life. Okay, if you parents pay all your bills, they should have your passwords.

WHEN CHECKING YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL AT A PUBLIC PLACE, Be sure to log out of your web mail. Anyone coming behind you would see and have access to all your records.

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU DOWNLOAD. A top goal of cyber criminals is to trick you into downloading malware—programs that try to steal information. This malware can be disguised as anything from a popular game to something that checks traffic or the weather.

WATCH OUT FOR PHISHING SCAMS

Share these tips with your friends, parents, and grandparents.

SIMMONS COLLEGE WILL NEVER ASK YOU TO GO BUY GIFT CARDS AND PHONE OR EMAIL THE NUMBERS. Your relatives will not do this either, even if they are traveling out of town.

PAY VENDORS THROUGH PAYPAL. It’s easy to get a Paypal Account, which has dual levels of security and prevents vendors from knowing your personal credit card information. With Paypal you can easily send Money to family and friends, and pay your bills and shop online with greater security.

MASKING: Clever thieves will send an email that looks real: It might say president@simmonscollege.net, which looks authentic but is not a Simmons address. It might even say it’s from an actual Simmons email, but when you hit reply, it says

[mailto: xyz123@yahoo.com]. People will impersonate others to trick you and con you out of your money.

WHEN CHECKING YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL AT A PUBLIC PLACE, Be sure to log out of your web mail. Anyone coming behind you would see and have access to all your records.

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?

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