Virtual Email Domain
The Virtual Email Domain Service is offered by UW Information Technology to UW units that need to have their own email domain without having to operate their own email systems. The service allows a mapping of email addresses such that email to <user>@domain and <list>@domain will be routed onwards.
UW Information Technology maintains the servers that route the mail, but the unit must provide the technical expertise to maintain email routing configuration files.
Obtaining (registering and maintaining) the domain name is the unit's responsibility. (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information and assistance in registering a washington.edu domain.)
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UW academic units, UW administrative units, UW affiliated organizations
After service initiation and setup, redundant servers (deployed in separate data centers) provide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week domain aliases and forwarding services. Access for unit staff to maintain their configuration files is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Rates effective July 1, 2011 for FY2012.
- One-time setup fee: $131.33
- Monthly service charge: $30
Email forwarding is provided for individuals and distribution lists. Forwarding destinations need not be to UW, and addresses need not match UW NetIDs. Spam and virus protection is not included.
Virtual Email Domain service is an always available service with minimal downtime.
Systems are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for disruptions, and on-call staff are available for outage resolution. UW Information Technology system administrators will manage and resolve any email reliability problems arising from third party greylisting, blacklisting, other anti-spam measures, or relay operations.
Standard Internet email protocols are supported. Total message size limits are 60 million bytes maximum.
Email: email@example.com or call 206-221-5000.