ePanther Group Account Administration

Note: Group Accounts will migrate to Office 365 shared mailboxes after Monday July 28, 2014. Watch for forthcoming information at http://uwm.edu/o365

The IAM Team recommends using a pantherLIST when there is a need to share mail with multiple people. A pantherLIST,  named with words connected by dashes, has no 8 character length restriction.  One can also  use filters within pantherLINK  with a pantherLIST  to route mail into specific folders for optimal organization. Finally, one has to log into an ePanther Group Account to read its mail – it’s not a folder that you can share from your own email session.  However, if you still have a need for one, please see the following:

ePanther Group Accounts:

  • Must be eight alphanumeric characters or less long and not conflict with an existing ePantherID.
  • Are used to manage a single mailbox for message delivery where assignment to a specific individual represents an operational or security risk.
  • Allow multiple individuals to access the ePanther Group Account assigned mailbox using individually assigned ePantherID and password.
  • Can only be used to access the assigned mailbox using a dedicated interface to the pantherLINK service and cannot be accessed using other email protocols such as POP or IMAP.
  • Are administered by the assigned owner of the ePanther Group Account. The owner can control which ePantherID’s are allowed to access the ePanther Group Account using a web interface.
  • Cannot be used to access other services.
  • Are only available to:
    • faculty or  staff for departmental or professional use
    • officers of active student organizations for their organizational use

To request a group account, please submit a service request using the UWM Help Desk online request form. The request must include the following:

  • Two proposed options for name of account (limit 8 alphanumeric characters)
  • Account title – which goes in the space that one’s full name goes with their personal account
  • Owner of account
  • List of individuals needing access to account
  • Description of purpose of account

All requests for an ePanther Group Account will be reviewed by the IAM Technical Team for appropriate use before issuance.

NOTE: The continued availability of the ePanther Group Account function is subject to periodic review and may be discontinued.

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