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UM Today Survey Results and Outcomes

Posted on: March 15th, 2019 by kfg

Last November, the Office of Information Technology (IT) and University Communications requested feedback from the campus community on UM Today, a software framework for collecting, organizing and sharing announcements primarily among University of Mississippi (UM) students, faculty, and staff. We were pleased with both the number of responses (almost 900) and the quality of insights […]

Silence Notifications With Do Not Disturb

Posted on: March 13th, 2019 by Johnathan Taylor

Notifications from cell phones can be distracting. Whenever attempting to unwind for the evening, loud notifications from devices can become bothersome. To remedy problems with the device providing loud notification sounds, “Do Not Disturb” can be set up so that most sound and vibrations can be stopped for a period of time. To enable “Do […]

Go! and Do More!

Posted on: May 21st, 2018 by Robby Seitz

Back in 2012, when student email accounts were being migrated to Gmail, we developed a small site at go.olemiss.edu to explain what was happening and to provide instructions. It also linked to the other services that were included in our contract with Google. Before long, we realized this was such an easy URL for people […]

Modern Authentication for Office 365

Posted on: January 4th, 2018 by Brian Hopkins

On January 8, 2018, IT system administrators will make a change to the employee email system to enable “modern authentication” in Office 365.  Modern authentication includes a sign-in method that replaces the Windows security dialog box normally seen when prompted for credentials in Office applications such as Outlook. It is more than just a different […]

Email Encryption in Office 365

Posted on: August 10th, 2017 by IT Security

The UM Office of Information Technology is now providing an email encryption service. This is available to everyone with an @olemiss.edu email address. Email, even when encrypted, is not an appropriate medium for transmitting many types of data. Any data protected by FERPA (student identification, grades, etc.), HIPPA (personally identifiable medical information), GLBA (credit and […]

One-time Setup, Two-factor Authentication

Posted on: February 20th, 2017 by admin

Employees and others with @olemiss.edu email addresses will soon need to have their phones handy. The university’s Office 365 accounts are transitioning to two-factor authentication. I.T. is enabling this change as part of our security assessment with the goal of limiting hacked accounts.

Goodbye to On-Premises Exchange

Posted on: January 31st, 2017 by TERESA MCCARVER

During the summer and early fall of 2016 all employee email was migrated from the on-premises UM Mail Exchange server to the Office 365 cloud service. Now it is time to take the next step.  The on-premises Exchange server is scheduled to be retired on May 1, 2017. What does that mean for you?  The […]

Employee Email Outlook: 100% Chance of Clouds

Posted on: June 7th, 2016 by Robby Seitz

Although a number of recent phishing scams about email upgrades have been targeting our campus lately, this message about changes to our email service is official. Beginning this summer, employee email accounts will be migrated from the campus-based Exchange Server to the cloud-based Office 365 email service. Immediate benefits include: 50 MB email attachments 50 […]

Protecting Sensitive Data

Posted on: March 29th, 2016 by IT Security

Information security is an evolving challenge. This responsibility is shared by all UM employees, students, vendors, and everyone else who contributes to our academic community. Consider for a moment the illustration shown on the explosion of digital information. This exponential growth is being driven by an increasing number of intelligent connected devices. Inevitably, this trend will also continue making […]

Protect Your UM Passwords!

Posted on: April 30th, 2013 by

The University email system has been inundated lately with phishing emails. These take various forms and purport to come from both people and groups you know. This illuminates one key point the IT security awareness presentation emphasizes, that the “From” part of an email message is easily forged by criminals to lead you into believing a message comes from a legitimate source.