Information Technology Division

MTSU'S STUDENT COMPUTING ACCOUNT

Creation of a student account means that the student is aware of and accepts MTSU's published policies and procedures, including:

Your addresses:

  • E-mail: username @mtsu.edu
  • Website: http://www.mtsu.edu/~ username

Save Time On Passwords (STOP)

When activating your computing account, you will be prompted to create a password. If the password you create fails the verification procedure, you will have to start over. The verification procedure is in place as a security measure.

STOP and check your password for the following:

  • At least eight (8) characters
  • At least one letter AND one number AND one uppercase letter ( Note: Your password will be case-sensitive)
  • Does not contain any pattern found in your username (Example: username itd5d can't use t5d12345 as a password)
  • Does not contain any pattern found in the dictionary
  • Does not contain any repeating characters or character groupings

How it works:

  1. You have to be currently admitted or admitted on probation to MTSU to use a student computing account on the academic server, " frank."
  2. You must activate your account before you can use either e-mail or web space services
  3. " Using the Web at MTSU" tells you how to create and publish your web page
  4. ITD's Information Technology Handbook for Students tells you how to use text-only e-mail clients ("Pine") and web browsers ("Lynx")

Activating your account:

To activate the account, go to https://mtsu20.mtsu.edu/itd/getcomputingaccount.htm and enter the requested information. The username and password you receive will be required to access frank, e-mail, and other computer-related tools.

Creation of a student account means that the student is aware of and accepts MTSU's published policies and procedures, including:

Check your email

There are several options available for checking your student e-mail.

PipelineMT & WebCT

  1. Go to http://www.mtsu.edu/pipelinemt
  2. Login to PipelineMT
  3. Click the Email Envelope icon at the top of the page

Pine (text-only)

Pine is a text-only e-mail client available on frank, MTSU's academic server. Dorm residents with computers and modems can use Pine to check e-mail from their rooms.

For more information, contact the ITD Help Desk at (615) 898- 5345.