All faculty, students, and staff at the University of Arizona are assigned an official UA email account ( This is the address to which official university correspondence is directed by default. Members of PTYS/LPL also receive an LPL email account ( Be advised that you will either have to check both accounts, or forward/merge accounts. John Pursch can assist you in setting up your email account and providing instruction regarding access.

Email  with problems regarding email, computing, hardware, software, etc.

To get help in an emergency, please call or visit the LPL Central Computing Systems Staff at: 
Joe Gotobed Cell (520) 631-2138 Room SS-440
John Pursch Cell (520) 631-2200 Room SS-201

If it's not an emergency, please send email to the Systems Help Email Hot Line sys .

LPL WebMail is accessible from a link on the LPL home page. To obtain more information and login instructions, please click here: LPL WebMail Home. If you have comments or problem reports, please send email to sys. 

After you have obtained an LPL user account from LPL Systems, you may use LPL email in one of the following ways:

  • Set up and use an LPL email client on your desktop/laptop, as follows:
    < >Windows and Mac users can download and install Thunderbird, unless they prefer Outlook or Mac Mail.

    Sun and Linux users should find that Thunderbird is already installed on their system.

    Click here to learn how to set up your LPL email client.

    Solaris command-line users can use pine or mailx after ssh-ing to shell (no setup required).

    Login to LPL WebMail

For best performance, LPL Systems recommends that you set up and use an email client on your desktop/laptop. 
LPL WebMail is primarily intended for use when you do not have access to your own system.

LCS Unix Workstations, MACs, and Windows PCs can be found in rooms 331 and 429a. The Unix Workstations are Sun machines running Solaris with common administration of usernames & passwords.

To set up a web page you must have a collection of HTML files that are the content of your pages. To create these, you'll need to know how to write HTML. It's quite easy to learn HTML. Take a look at the pages for the HTML Class that we gave a while ago for some places to start.

So if you have the HTML and other files for your web page, how do you get it up on the LPL web pages?

Begin by using ssh to connect to and log in to your LPL UNIX account. In your LPL home directory, create a directory called public_html (you can do this with the command mkdir public_html). You have to make this directory world readable, so that everyone can see your webpage. To do this, you can use the command chmod a+r public_html, from your home directory. Now put all of the HTML files into this directory (or make more directories under this), and you'll be able to see them on the web.

The address of your new web pages will be:

where username is your username.

For example, the web address for rbeyer's web page is

Those are the basics! If you have questions, please email

LPL Webmaster / webmaster
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