How to Print Without [email protected]

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Since [email protected] is down right now (and lately has been somewhat unreliable), Bwog decided to let you all know that there are better other ways to print at Columbia.


Simply follow CUIT’s instructions by entering information about the printer you want to use.

Mac & Linux

The fastest and easiest way is to use the script that the wonderful folks at ADI wrote for you. It’s available for both Mac and Linux, and it installs all the Columbia printers! Mac users, change this setting under System Preferences > Security & Privacy, and don’t forget to change it back when you’re done!

Mac disable signing

If that didn’t work for you, you’ll have to follow CUIT’s tutorial for every printer you want to use.


Just download the CU Print app and you’re good to go! (And read our interview with its creator.)


If you have a class where you need to use CUNIX, you can print a file on the UNIX-based servers too.

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  1. Anonymous

    this never works for me :( like with those just installed it has a little yield sign with an exclamation point next to every single printer on campus when i try to print something (on my mac). why can't [email protected] just work/why did aarons have to sell it to spec who apparently can't do very simple maintenance on it. can't ADI take it over?

  2. Anonymous  

    Why not just e-mail oneself the file or put it on a flash drive and take it to Lerner to print there?

  3. thank you ADi  

    the script works for me. though I had to install the drivers for the printers.

  4. Jake  

    What about carman103a? o.O

  5. wtf  

    why does plimpton have 2 printers and schapiro only has 1

  6. Anonymous  

    because plimpton's are always broken.

  7. Anonymous  

    In things that were entirely predictable: Spec buys [email protected], Bwog immediately starts promoting alternatives to [email protected]

    • well  

      To quote a high ranking specster:
      "Unfortunately, the transfer from Sam's servers to our own has been a little difficult, so the site has experienced more down time than usual. "

    • Molly  

      in case you haven't noticed, [email protected] hasn't been working since spec got a hold of it so... this is post is super helpful at least for me

      • Anonymous  


        i tried to print yesterday and [email protected] stripped out all the formatting. so regardless of the politics its a good thing they did it.

  8. ADI  

    If you're having any trouble, please contact us at infrastructure(at)

  9. CU Print  

    According to its own documentation, it just funnels print jobs to [email protected], so will not work if [email protected] is down.

  10. Hmm?  

    Where do you see that? Also which service are you talking about?

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