Starting this March, you’ll probably see fewer spam messages in your inbox and will find them in your Junk Email or Deleted Items folders instead. This is because OIT will be implementing an enhanced spam filtering system, Armorblox, to more aggressively prevent unwanted emails from reaching you. Continue reading New Spam Filtering Service Enters the Fight Against Unwanted Emails
On January 22, 2021, all bulk email lists were refreshed for the upcoming spring semester. This included faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate student lists. You may now unsubscribe from Campus Lists or School Lists, if desired, at mylists.smu.edu. Continue reading Manage your list subscriptions
As we monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19, SMU is implementing contingency plans in preparation for the possibility of disruptions. Above all, the SMU community will be vigilant and committed to preserving the learning and instructional process. We recognize the imperative to prevent or to mitigate learning interruptions for all students, and are especially mindful of the experience of those students scheduled to graduate at the conclusion of this semester. To that end, SMU will ensure that online course delivery technologies and support resources are available to all faculty for immediate use in the event that on-campus attendance is impeded at any point in the future.
As we make plans to support the scenario where in-person courses must be moved online during an emergency, several key technology systems will play critical roles in enabling instructional continuity. Continue reading Important Notice About Technical Readiness for Continued Instruction
Earlier this year, we notified students that IMAP will be discontinued for use with Office 365. While SMU has supported IMAP for nearly 30 years, that support will end this summer for email accounts hosted in Office 365 (Exchange Online) to allow for improved email security.
Today, we notified all students still using IMAP to connect to Office 365 that at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, the IMAP protocol will be disabled for Office 365. Continue reading IMAP to be discontinued for Student’s Office 365 on May 22, 2019.
Over the last few weeks, phishing attempts have increased significantly against SMU e-mail addresses. This is a trend that is being seen at universities around the world, and OIT has been working on solutions to try and prevent accounts from being compromised. Starting this week, there will now be one more way that phishing attempts may be thwarted. Continue reading New Safeguards Against Phishing On The Way