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As part of the Anti-Spam system at the University of Reading, IT Services subscribe to a two blocklists, that are used to reduce the amount of Spam received. They do this by rejecting email that has come from an email server that has been reported as sending Spam and this significantly reduces the amount of Spam email that we are required to process. Read the rest of this entry »

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As most of you probably know, the Office 2013 Preview has been out for over a week now for testing by the general public. However, we do not recommend that you run Outlook 2013 Preview. Read the rest of this entry »

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Microsoft have announced that they are making changes to the way that SkyDrive is providing personal cloud storage for students who are using readingLive. Read the rest of this entry »

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As part of our response to recent email problems, IT Services will be moving staff mailboxes to new storage hardware. Due to the number of mailboxes this process will take several months to complete. Read the rest of this entry »

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Again, there has been another attempt at Phishing, sent to approximately 600 University Email recipients on 30 March. If you have received an email with the subject ‘eMail Alert!!!’ you should delete it immediately. Do not open it and do not click on any links in it. Read the rest of this entry »

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There has been an attempt yesterday, 1 March, to trap people into giving out their login details for University of Reading IT systems.

Should you receive an email with the subject line ‘Your email storage limit is low.’ simply delete it. Read the rest of this entry »

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A recent JISC report into email and collaboration services* in Higher Education found that 35% of UK universities are now using externally hosted services and of those, 88% are using the Microsoft Live@EDU offering.  Just over a year ago, the University of Reading went into partnership with Microsoft to supply a student email system to replace the previous in-house system.

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