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Protecting W&M Email Addresses

Basic Email Protection
  1. In the Cascade editor surround a username such as “tgriffin” with double square brackets, for example [[tgriffin]]. This is converted in your page to the functional email link tgriffin@wm.edu.
  2. If you prefer your email link to be a proper name or phrase enter a comma and the desired link text after the username, for example [[tgriffin,The Griffin]]. This is converted in your page to the functional email link The Griffin.

    *Note that
    Basic Email Protection in VIMS pages converts to an "@vims.edu" address and in Mason pages to an "@mason.wm.edu" address. If you want to be absolutely certain a username is converted into the expected email format, use Advanced Email Protection and one of the prepend rules below.
Advanced Email Protection
  1. To protect an email address that is outside of your site's domain (or is a department or W&M Gmail address) prepend the username with a letter or department identifier and a vertical bar or pipe (|) according to the following rules.

    Three column table of available prepends for email protection
    Prepend Rule Example
    w| always converts to W&M email format: username@wm.edu [[w|tgriffin]] converts to tgriffin@wm.edu 
    e|

    always converts to the W&M Gmail format: username@email.wm.edu 

    Note: Student, faculty, staff and organization @email.wm.edu accounts are migrating to O365 email with an @wm.edu address.

    [[e|tgriffin]] converts to tgriffin@email.wm.edu 
    v| always converts to VIMS email format: username@vims.edu [[v|tgriffin]] converts to tgriffin@vims.edu 
    m| always converts to Mason email format: username@mason.wm.edu [[m|tgriffin]] converts to tgriffin@mason.wm.edu 
    aiddata|

    always converts to AidData email format: username@aiddata.wm.edu

    [[aiddata|tgriffin]] converts to tgriffin@aiddata.wm.edu 
    cs| always converts to CS email format: username@cs.wm.edu [[cs|tgriffin]] converts to tgriffin@cs.wm.edu 
    math| always converts to Mathematics email format: username@math.wm.edu [[math|tgriffin]] converts to tgriffin@math.wm.edu 
    physics| always converts to Physics email format: username@physics.wm.edu [[physics|tgriffin]] converts to tgriffin@physics.wm.edu 
    Advanced Email Protection works for linked phrases, too. For example [[m|tgriffin,The Griffin]] will make the text "The Griffin" an email link to tgriffin@mason.wm.edu like The Griffin.