Recommendation via Hotmail

phy_lov
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Recommendation via Hotmail

Postby phy_lov » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:38 am

I requested a Prof. for LoR, and he gave me his Hotmail email address. He said that he does not check university email account frequently. Is it alright to send LoR via Hotmail? I mean would this looked with suspicion? However, any written materials would be sent with University logo(i mean verified by his office.) I am international.

TakeruK
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Re: Recommendation via Hotmail

Postby TakeruK » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:04 pm

I think this might be considered strange/abnormal in North America. Can you explain this to your professor? There are some schools that even say you must use a verifiable email address, which usually means an institutional email address that is listed on the department webpage or something similar.

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Re: Recommendation via Hotmail

Postby twistor » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:56 pm

Most university email systems have an option to set mail forwarding so this shouldn't be a problem. I would hope that a professor of physics would be sagacious enough to at least send a letter of recommendation from their university account, or use it on official forms.

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Re: Recommendation via Hotmail

Postby phy_lov » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:15 am

Thank you TakeruK & twistor for reply. Our university maintains very rudimentary webpage (third world :( ) . I doubt if it is updated once a year. That is why no one uses university email account. So i think i would send paper recommendation wherever possible.




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