- Webmail users should try out the new Webmail interface. It has useful new features, and OIT wants to know of any features from the legacy Webmail which would make the new Webmail more useful.
- UCInetID passwords must be changed at least once a year. A UCInetID with an old password will be disabled. You will need to reactivate a disabled UCInetID to continue to use it.
- Faculty, Staff, and graduate students who use Webfiles (UCI’s on-campus file storage and sharing service) are invited to test the new Webfiles software, which is more secure and offers an updated and easier user interface.
If you are leaving campus for a conference or vacation, or for some other reason will have limited access to your email, it is helpful to set up your account to inform your correspondents. Called a “Vacation message” or “Away message,” you can say as much or as little as you wish, and each person who writes you will only be notified the first time they send you email.
If you use OIT’s Webmail service, it is a simple process with the new Webmail software:
- Click the Settings button then the Vacation tab
- From that screen, check Enable (turn on) vacation messaging, be sure the end date and message are correct, and click Save
When you return to the office, repeat these steps but disable (uncheck – turn off) your message
For a detailed visual guide to setting a vacation message in Webmail, refer to the OIT Knowledge Base.
If you prefer (or while using the legacy Webmail software), you may still use My Email Options to set an away message.
If you use UCI Gmail, you should use the automatic reply feature.
Whether you’re worried about email scams, trying to choose a good password, or deciding if an internet service will keep your data safe, OIT’s new Security web site has advice and answers.
Newly organized around communities with various needs, you can find information collected for your University role (faculty), the information you work with (student records), a question you have (encryption), or services you need (security certificates), you can now find help quickly and easily.
OIT’s IT Security team watches for the latest threats and solutions, follows changes in law and policy, and is ready to advise UCI affiliates in balancing business efficiency, risk mitigation, and privacy protection. And if you need help you can’t find on the web site, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
OIT is a diverse organization, responsible for many campus services. This is the first in a series of articles highlighting OIT activities you may not be aware of.
When anyone “calls UCI,” they reach the campus operator, who cheerfully answers questions, gives directions, or figures out the person or department the caller needs.
Led by Gayle Bonham, the operator staff includes a group of bright and friendly students ensuring callers to UCI have a good impression of the campus.
Gayle has worked for UCI for 25 years, starting as a temp, then working for the Medical Center before coming to OIT. Her favorite part of the job is getting to know people all around the campus. She says, “I enjoy helping people and putting a smile on their face.”
If you need help reaching someone at UCI by phone, call 824-5011, and Gayle or her “angels” will direct you to the right place.