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Campus Computing News FQDN to be Retired

By Dr. Philip Baczewski, Associate Director of Academic Computing

It's time to close a chapter in UNT Internet history. was the first generally accessible Internet-connected computer at UNT. Jove operated from 1993 to 2002. When we finally shut down jove  in May of 2002, we continued to accept mail to the address, even though all IDs at that point had a alias and routed instead to

After two years, we are still receiving tens of thousands of E-mail messages per day for, many of which (possibly 90% or more) are either SPAM and/or addressed to obsolete IDs. As a way to cut down on SPAM sent to UNT and to finalize use of the jove fully qualified domain name (FQDN), plans are to stop accepting E-mail for the jove FQDN as of September 1, 2004.

For one month, we will deny acceptance of E-mail addressed to with an automated reply to use <ID> instead. As of October 1, the FQDN will be totally eliminated and any attempts to send E-mail to a jove address will fail.

If you are still receiving mail addressed to an ID at, please change any mailing list subscriptions or notify your E-mail correspondents to use <ID> instead. If you have questions or comments about the FQDN, please direct them to me via E-mail (