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Sign On and Configure

The first time you sign on to BlitzMail, enter your first name, middle initial, and last name (see illustration below). (Sometimes a nickname or abbreviated name is enough, but your full name will always work.)

Sign On

On a Windows computer, BlitzMail remembers the name of the last person who successfully logged into a BlitzMail account from that computer. If you are the only one using BlitzMail on your computer, you won't have to enter your name every time.

On a Macintosh computer running Mac OS X, BlitzMail defaults to the name of the user who is logged into the computer.

Select the site of your BlitzMail account (i.e., Dartmouth College) from the pop-up menu. Your selection will be remembered, so you do not have to change the setting every time you sign on.

sign-on

Getting Help

If your BlitzMail password does not work, or if you have forgotten it, call the IT Service Desk (Help Desk) at 646-2999 or contact your department's IT support office. In order to protect your privacy, you will be asked to verify your identity with a photo ID, and then you will be assisted with changing your password.

blitz-windowThe Blitz Window

When you have successfully signed on to your BlitzMail account, you will see a vertical window labeled "Blitz" (shown at right) that contains icons on the left of the screen. These icons represent various functions available in BlitzMail.

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Configure Notify

Notify is a utility that works with the BlitzMail program to notify you when you have received new e-mail or Bulletins. When you start your computer, Notify registers your name with the e-mail and Bulletin systems (known as "servers"). Notify also allows more than one user to receive notification of e-mail or Bulletins at a single computer.

The first time you use BlitzMail with Notify, you will want to record your name in the Notify utility. Once recorded, you will not have to go through the following process every time you use BlitzMail.

Mac OS X Users

Select Applications from the Go menu, then open the BlitzMail folder. Open the Notify Settings application.

In the Notify Settings window, click the Add Name button and enter your name and password in the box that appears (see illustration below); this should be identical to the name and password you use for BlitzMail. Be sure the site is set to Dartmouth College.

Identify Yourself dialog box

Once you have added your name and clicked OK, it should appear in the box labeled Always listen for:

notify

To control the types of e-mail and Bulletin notifications you will receive, click the BlitzMail and Bulletins icons, then click the boxes (an X will appear) to select the types of notifications you would prefer.

Windows Users

In Windows, select Start, then BlitzMail. (Depending on how your computer is set up, you may need to select Programs, then BlitzMail folder.) Click Notify.

A dialog box will appear. Click the Add Name button and enter your name and password; this should be identical to the name and password you use for BlitzMail. Be sure the site is set to Dartmouth College.  Once you have added your name and clicked OK, it should appear in the box labeled Always listen for:.

To control the types of e-mail and Bulletin notifications you will receive, click the BlitzMail and Bulletins icons, then click the boxes (an X will appear) to select the types of notifications you would prefer.

Close the Notify window and save the changes. From then on, you will be notified when new e-mail or Bulletins arrive. You may change the options at any time by repeating the steps above.

For more information, contact the IT Service Desk (Help Desk) at 646-2999, send e-mail to Help@Dartmouth.edu, or call your department's IT support office.

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Last Updated: 8/18/10