University Mass Email

New Email Submission System

Our Daily Digest email system is available through the “Login” portal, which is accessed through the top menu bar on any page of the USA website: Faculty & Staff. Log in using your J# and your JagNet password. 

There are a number of new features with the updated system, including:

  • a menu for selecting the right audiences for your email;
  • formatting that allows you to customize your text and insert hyperlinks to USA websites only;
  • a preview and test function so you can view a copy of your email before it is distributed;
  • and a “my messages” function that allows you to see the approval and delivery status of your emails and access an archive of your previously sent messages.

When you first log into the system, please review the policies on the home page as well as the Frequently Asked Questions under the MY SETTINGS menu. If you have additional questions after reviewing these sections, there is a “Submit a Question” button on the website, which will route your questions to the appropriate person for a response.

University Mass Email Procedures: Policies and Procedures 

University of South Alabama faculty, staff and students may use the University-wide mass email system to communicate official University business with the University community. The Office of Marketing and Communications reviews and distributes all mass emails submitted during regular business hours. 

University mass email messages are distributed once each weekday evening through the Daily Digest. Employees and students who prefer to receive individual email messages which will arrive at varying times of day may opt out of the Daily Digest at https://www.southalabama.edu/services/jagnet/digest.html to change their settings.  Opting out of emails altogether is not allowed. Emails addressing issues of safety and other high priority items will still be sent individually regardless of your Daily Digest setting.  

Emails to the Daily Digest system are generally processed for same-day distribution if they are received by 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Important Points:

  1. Choose the group/recipients for your particular message carefully.
  2. Type a brief, meaningful subject in the block provided. (Text only)
  3. Type your message in the block provided exactly as you want it to appear.
  4. There is a two message limit for all programs and events. 
  5. Ensure that all pertinent information is included in your message: who, what, when (date), where, contact phone/email, etc.
  6. Emails may not be used to promote non-USA affiliated events.
  7. Emails that include surveys must first be sent for review to: https://www.southalabama.edu/departments/institutionaleffectiveness/survey-policy.htmlYou will be notified when a survey has been approved. Approvals must be emailed to marcomm@southalabama.edu prior to message submission.
  8. Please include all information in the body of the email, or a link (URL) to a University of South Alabama web page only. If you need assistance with a Web page, contact Web Services at (251) 460-6161. 
    Links to external sites are not allowed.
  9. Carefully proofread your message and test any links for errors before submitting for approval.
  10. Messages may not be recalled once they are approved.


Dynamic Daily Digest FAQ

If you have questions, please email our office at marcomm@southalabama.edu.