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Scheduled Changes to Webmail Services

Posted: Sep 19, 2008, 05:14pm

Computing & Communications will be making changes to its Webmail service. A schedule of these changes will be made available on the C&C website

Scheduled Changes include:

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Detect and prevent sending of user password - this is necessary due to the fact that some people send their private MUN password in reply to Phish e-mail and subsequent compromise of the account for sending large amounts of SPAM. Completion Date: Sept. 18/08

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Limit the number of off-campus recipients permitted for a single e-mail - this is necessary to limit the amount of SPAM that can be sent from compromised accounts as a result of a phishing attack. Completion Date: Sept.18/08

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Remove ability to set Forward address - The process of automatic forwarding of Student Accounts can cause large volumes of mail to be sent to providers such as Hotmail, gmail etc. These services then classify Memorial as a Spammer and we become blacklisted. In order to defend our mail service from this, we are taking this action. However users can still forward individual mail items.

Existing forwards will remain for on-campus delivery while off-campus forwarding will soon be removed.

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Better selection of default identity for out-going e-mail - The student profile channel of the my.mun.ca Portal will soon add the ability to select the "preferred" e-mail address for out-going items. Planned Date: Nov. 3/08


This work is part of Computing and Communications' service improvement plan. For further information, contact the C&C Service Desk at 737-4595 or help@mun.ca.

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