What is TERPmail?
TERPmail is the new e-mail, scheduling, and collaboration environment available for undergraduate students at the University of Maryland. It is built on Google Apps and is the de-facto system for student e-mail communication.
Mirapoint e-mail will no longer be supported by University of Maryland and will be turned off in October 2011. Starting in mid-July, you must activate your TERPmail account and set your password before October in order to maintain your University of Maryland student e-mail account.
If you wish to keep the e-mail messages currently in your Mirapoint account, you will need to follow account migration procedures to guide you through the steps for moving your Mirapoint mail messages to TERPmail. Contacts/address books will not be migrated to TERPmail. Migration will begin in mid-July and must be done on or before October 1, 2011. On that date, Mirapoint will be shut down and your Mirapoint e-mail messages will no longer be accessible.
TERPmail will be available to all undergraduate students starting in mid-July. When activation is available, this website will be updated to provide instructions for activating your TERPmail account, setting your TERPmail password, and migrating your Mirapoint e-mail to TERPmail.
Your password must be at least eight characters or longer, according to Google’s password policy. The University of Maryland Office of Information Technology strongly recommends that your TERPmail password follows the same quality guidelines as your Directory password. This means using a combination of upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
Just about any e-mail client or browser will work with TERPmail. You can follow the instructions provided by your e-mail client to connect to your TERPmail accounts and pull e-mail into your favorite e-mail client. This site will provide the connection information you will likely need to know in order to pull e-mail into your client. If you get stuck, you can always contact the OIT Help Desk at 301.405.1400 or www.helpdesk.umd.edu.
After you activate TERPmail, if you use your Mirapoint e-mail account as your official e-mail address, you will need to go into Testudo to update your preference to be your TERPmail address. This will ensure all official University communications come to your TERPmail account.
Undergraduate student employees should utilize their TERPmail account for personal and academic use and obtain an Exchange account for the e-mail and calendar needs associated with their on-campus job.
Undergraduate student employees should utilize their TERPmail account
for personal and academic use and obtain an Exchange account for the
e-mail and calendar needs associated with their on-campus job. Exchange
accounts are also a great option if you have special accessibility requirements.
Request an Exchange account here at www.helpdesk.umd.edu/Exchange_request/.