From the provost: News you can use for the new semester

PULLMAN, Wash. – The fall calendar is filling quickly and there are several events in the coming weeks you’ll want to put on your schedule. Also, there are some notable changes on the technology front that will streamline communication, enhance teaching and learning, and improve efficiency.

Email policy change takes effect Aug. 24

PULLMAN, Wash. – Because Washington State University is committed to providing excellent communication to all students, we have made an important policy change regarding email correspondence. Effective this fall, all official WSU email communication must be sent to a student’s WSU email address, beginning Aug. 24 (the first day of fall 2015 classes).

New email protection service to be implemented Feb. 24

By Casey Hanson, Information Technology Services PULLMAN, Wash. – Information Technology Services (ITS) will implement a new email protection service provided by ProofPoint on Tuesday, Feb. 24. ProofPoint Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) will check email messages for malicious URLs and/or attachments as they come into the Washington State University central email system.

New VoIP features available for Pullman faculty, staff

By Casey Hanson, Information Services PULLMAN, Wash. – Information Services has made three enhanced features available for the VoIP telephone system. Single Inbox Messaging, Reach Me Anywhere and Point to Point Video Calling are available to faculty and staff who use the Pullman phone system and the central WSU Exchange mailbox system (Outlook email).

Reminder to archive/clean out

PULLMAN – To maintain Exchange/Outlook e-mail storage space, Information Technology Services (ITS) is reminding faculty and staff to clean out e-mail boxes and folders — deleting or archiving information regularly.   Accounts hosted centrally be ITS generally have a standard quota size of 200 MB. E-mail boxes receive notifications when they are getting near their […]

Skepticism; best phishing defense

Are you easily taken in by e-mail “phishing” attempts to get you to reveal sensitive personal information? If not, it may not be due to your computer savvy as much a natural reflection of your personality. That’s the strong suggestion from a recent WSU study intended to discern what key knowledge, experience and traits determine […]