OPLIN offers free email service for Ohio public library staff employees. Accounts for staff are set up or changed at the request of an authorized member of the library administration. Usually, OPLIN email account addresses consist of the individual's user ID (assigned by OPLIN) followed by the @oplin.org domain name. For example, if your OPLIN user ID is "doeja", then your email address would be: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When communicating with patrons, vendors, or others in the community, it is often better to have an email address that identifies the library, like email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. For that reason, many libraries previously decided to maintain their own mail servers rather than using the oplin.org mail server. However, OPLIN has begun to allow libraries to use their library's own domain name in their OPLIN email addresses rather than the oplin.org domain name. As before, this service is free to all Ohio public libraries.
For additional information or support, please contact the OPLIN Support Center.
- How do I get an OPLIN email account?
Any Ohio public library staff member is eligible for an OPLIN email account. However, a library director's approval is required before an account can be opened. Please contact the OPLIN Support Center to get a new account.
- What is the URL for OPLIN webmail?
Please go to http://mail.oplin.org to access your webmail.
- What email client does OPLIN recommend for libraries?
Any email client will work, but we recommend free or open source software – Mozilla Thunderbird (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/) or Windows Live Mail (For Windows 7 or Vista: http://explore.live.com/windows-live-mail; for Windows XP: http://explore.live.com/windows-live-mail-xp).
- How do I set up a POP3 email client?
For detailed instructions, see Using Your OPLIN Email Account (link also provided below).