Before You E-Mail Webmaster...
The e-mail we receive from visitors to MIT web sites is read by
different groups of people. Your e-mail will reach the appropriate
people much more quickly if you send it to the correct address. If
you ask a frequently asked question without
reading the following pages, you may not receive a response.
- In almost all cases, you should send e-mail to the individual
person or group at MIT who created the web page that interests
you. Usually they'll have their e-mail address somewhere on their
web page, and the e-mail address will usually end in "mit.edu".
If you don't have the person's e-mail address but do have their name,
just look them up in our
If all else fails, you can probably
figure out the e-mail address
from the URL of the page.
- If the e-mail is directly related to a web page that says
"firstname.lastname@example.org" at the bottom, then by all means you should send
it to "email@example.com" after reading our frequently
asked questions list. "firstname.lastname@example.org" is also the correct
place to suggest any additions or changes to content on stuff.mit.edu,
including adding your personal home
page (if you belong to the MIT community).
- On the other hand, if you have a question or comment about any
aspect of MIT, you should instead (in general) send the mail
by using an entirely separate comment
page. This includes questions about MIT's educational programs,
research, or other facilities or offices.
- There are a few
- If you have concerns related to MIT's network connection
or e-mail system, including
cases in which you've received unwanted messages that
appeared to come from an mit.edu address, the correct place
to send your e-mail message
- The MIT Admissions Office has several e-mail addresses depending
on what aspect of the admissions process interests you. Please
admissions e-mail page for further information.
- If you have a question about receiving a "Postcard" over the
Internet from MIT, please see the MIT Media Lab's
web page. Their e-mail address is