Tech Byte: How Often Should You Check Your University Email?

Individuals are inundated with information from a variety of sources every minute of every day.  Someone is always trying to get your attention in Instagram, TikTok, X (Twitter), Facebook, text messages, email and the list goes on…

For this reason (among others) Truman landed on utilizing the University’s email system as the official form of communication. While information may be shared using other social media streams, email is the common tool everyone is asked to pay attention to.

For students, ITS recommends checking University email at least once a day at a minimum, but checking at least twice should ensure something important is not missed (especially something that might be a reminder of a course deadline or something new from a professors). This can be as simple as setting aside some time everyday around the same time to view what’s in your inbox, to taking advantage of email client settings on how to display and get notifications about newly received email.

Because many University operations rely on digital communication, ITS recommends faculty and staff check University email at least three times per day, recognizing this could be a much higher (or in some cases lower) number depending on the employee’s role at the University.
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