Username Pref.

<p>what are incoming students supposed to submit by august 18th? i went to the site, but couldn't find any instructions. thanks!</p>

<p>email to: <a href=""></a></p>

<p>1)Full Name
2)Status [incoming frosh]
3)First 3 preferences for username</p>

<h2>Automatic reply from the above address:</h2>

<p>*** This is an automatically generated message ***</p>

<p>Thank you for your message, but we are not accepting username preferences</p>

<p>at this time.</p>

<p>We will create an account for you based on your name and/or initials.</p>

<p>Once you arrive on campus and pick up your account information, if you do not</p>

<p>find your username satisfactory for routine email correspondence, we can set</p>

<p>up an alias for you. After you have your username, send a request for your</p>

<p>preferred alias pointing to your <a href=""></a> to</p>

<p><a href=""></a>.</p>

<p>Note that we do not change usernames for created accounts.</p>

<p>Thank you for your time and understanding.</p>

<h2>-- the IMSS Accounts Management Group</h2>

<p>Well, that sucks, especially considering the eight-character limit on usernames. Rumor has it there's some guy on campus with the canonical username ganja42... alas, these days are apparently over. Now what are we supposed to sneak into research papers?</p>

<p>so, does that mean nothing related to usernames is due on the 18th?
Tech is playing with our minds. :P</p>

<p>I emailed them mid-June and received an automated response back that confirmed receipt but didn't say anything about not accepting username prefs. Nothing seemed out of ordinary, so I guess they changed their policy</p>

<p>mmcduff, was receipt one from a "T-Reqs, the IMSS ticket tracking system"?
i got two emails: first one was the one MIT_Dreamer posted and second from T-Reqs</p>

<p>I only received the one from T-Reqs, so maybe gmail filtered out the other one, or maybe they changed things some time after I sent in my request</p>