No. All accounts have the form Firstname.Lastname for the username. It will be easy for family and friends to remember your address if it is John.Doe@connectseward.org.
If you have purchased your own domain, such as www.mybusiness.com, your email address can be set to John.Doe@mybusiness.com if you choose to host the domain on the Connect Seward County server. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org you would like your email address to use your own domain name.
No. An account may only be accessed by the person for whom it was created. Since accounts are free for eligible people, there is no need to “share” an account.
From a legal perspective, the Nebraska Computer Crimes Act in section 28–1347 states:
“Any person who intentionally accesses any computer, computer system, computer software, computer network, computer program, or data without authorization and with knowledge that such access was not authorized or who, having accessed any computer, computer system, computer software, computer network, computer program, or data with authorization, knowingly and intentionally exceeds the limits of such authorization shall be guilty of a Class V misdemeanor.”
In plain terms, you cannot authorize someone else to access your account, because it is not really “your” account. You are only given permission to use it. Only Connect Seward can authorize individuals to use the services we provide. If someone shares their account information with others, both parties are violating the law. The second person is gaining unauthorized access, and the first person is an accomplice in the commission of a crime.
You will receive a warning message that you are close to reaching your quota.
There are two common causes for reaching the email quota:
- By default, a copy of each email message you send is placed in the sent-mail folder. A large number of messages can collect over time. These messages will need to be deleted from the sent-mail folder and then deleted from the trash folder to free up space for incoming mail. If you would like to change the default so that a copy of each message that you send is not saved in the sent-mail folder you can do this by clicking on Preferences, then Mail and then remove the checkmark in the box next to Save Sent Items.
- Messages in all folders may have accumulated over time until you are near your quota. In order to free up space you might delete hundreds of messages but you are still not receiving incoming messages. This is because the messages that were deleted are still in the trash folder and are being counted toward your quota. These messages will not be automatically removed from your trash folder until they have been there for seven days. To permanently delete the messages and free up space you will have to manually delete them from the trash folder.
You may use a program such as Outlook, Outlook Express, and others to send and receive email using your account on www.connectseward.org. You may also access email from your tablet or cellphone, if it has that capability. Please consult your program documentation or cellphone provider for details to configure it. Assume that your name is John Doe. The following information may be required at some point in the configuration.
John.Doe (i.e., your normal Connect Seward username)
(your normal Connect Seward password)
IMAP (port 143, if requested, but not POP3 and no SSL)
Incoming mail server:
Outgoing (SMTP) server:
(port 25, if requested, and no authentication, username or SSL required)
If that looks confusing, don’t worry. You can use the web interface to send and receive email from any computer with a web browser.
General Website FAQ
WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS). It provides an array of predefined themes you can choose for your website. Web pages are automatically assembled for you. All you need to do is fill in the spaces with pictures and text that you would like people to see. This type of site is for the person who wants to get going quickly and wants to focus mainly on the content.
WordPress Website FAQ
If you are a business or organization, click on Website Setup for steps to follow.
A simple contact form can be formatted like this:
<p>Your Name (required) [text* your-name] </p>
<p>Your Email (required) [email* your-email] </p>
<p>Comments/Questions<br />[textarea comments] </p>
The Mail area should be formatted like this:
To: email@example.com (replace john.doe with YOUR name)
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (replace john.doe with YOUR name)
Subject: something descriptive like My Website Contact Form
Additional headers: Reply-To: <[your-email]>
From: [your-name] <[your-email]>
1. Click “Technical Details” to confirm that it is using the certificate for wp.connectseward.org
2. Click “I understand the risks”
3. Click the button for “Add Exception…”
4. “Permanently store this exception” is already checked
5. Click the button for “Confirm Security Exception”
If you find something that you would like to use on your website, you can make a request to the Connect Seward County Board that it be added by emailing email@example.com. The decision by the board will be based upon cost, compatibility with our version and set-up of WordPress, compatibility with existing plugins and how widely it can be utilized by all Connect Seward County WordPress users.
HTML Website FAQ
<form method=”post” action=”http://www2.connectseward.org/cgi-bin/mail/FormMail”>
<input type=”hidden” name=”recipient” value=”John.Doe@connectseward.org”>
<input type=”text” name=”feedback”><br> Please enter your comments<br> <input type=”submit”>
- Recipient – Up to 3 Connect Seward addresses that will receive a copy of the results.
<input type=”hidden” name=”recipient”
- Subject – The subject line of the email you receive. Useful if you have more than one form.
<input type=”hidden” name=”subject” value=”Web site comments”>
- redirect – If present, a URL where the user will be redirected after the form is submitted. This could be a customized thank you or a second form to fill out. If not present, FormMail will generate a “success” page telling the user that the submission was successful. You may alter the success page with the optional fields below.
<input type=”hidden” name=”redirect” value=”http://www.connectseward.org/John.Doe/thankyou.html”>
- bgcolor – Background color for the success page.
- background – URL of the background image for the success page.
- text_color – Text color for the success page.
- link_color – Link color for the success page.
- vlink_color – Vlink color for the success page.
- alink_color – Alink color for the success page.
- title – Title for the success page.
- return_link_url – URL for a link on the success page the user can click to continue.
<input type=”hidden” name=”return_link_url” value=”http://www.connectseward.org/John.Doe/Page2.html”>
- sort – Order in which fields will appear in email. The value may be “alphabetic” for alphabetical ordering of fields or a specific order indicated by “order:” and a comma separated list of field names.
<input type=”hidden” name=”sort” value=”order:name,email,age,comments”>
- print_config – Used for debugging. Directs FormMail to include the settings in email for the given configuration fields. To include the settings for the “title” and “sort” fields,
<input type=”hidden” name=”print_config” value=”title,sort”>
- required – The list of fields that must be filled in before the submitted form will be accepted. If any of the fields are blank, an error will be displayed, and the user will be asked to go back to the form.
<input type=”hidden” name=”required” value=”name,comments”>
- missing_fields_redirect – If present, a URL where the user is redirected when a required field is blank. Useful for finer control over the error the user sees when a required field is blank.
- env_report – A list of CGI environment variables that should be included in email. Current choices include REMOTE_HOST, REMOTE_ADDR and HTTP_USER_AGENT.
- print_blank_fields – Directs FormMail to include all fields in email, even if the value is blank. Useful if you print the email and use it as a standard form.