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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.

Student Email Alert: Automatic Email Forwarding Ends on February 8, 2013

Posted on: January 8th, 2013 by

In March 2012, the University of Mississippi (UM) went live with UM Gmail.  Once all students were provided with UM Gmail accounts in summer 2012, UM Webmail was taken offline in October 2012. Now, the final step is near.  As a reminder, on Friday, February 8, 2013, automatic email forwarding from to for students […]

IT Introduces UM Mail Vaulting Service for Email Storage

Posted on: September 27th, 2012 by TERESA MCCARVER

Is your mailbox filling up with historic messages that you need to retain? With the implementation of Symantec Enterprise Vault, the Office of Information Technology has a new solution for you. Symantec Enterprise Vault is a content archiving system that moves emails and their attachments to an online storage area called a vault. EV requires […]

UM Webmail Taken Offline October 5, 2012

Posted on: September 24th, 2012 by

With the migration of email services from UM Webmail to UM Gmail complete, logins to UM Webmail will be disabled on October 5.  UM Mail (Exchange) is available to employees.  UM Gmail is available to students and any employees that have requested access. UM Webmail login restrictions include web (, POP and IMAP access.  Individuals […]

Mailing List Service Migrates to Google Groups

Posted on: August 7th, 2012 by

On July 25, Information Technology (IT) completed the migration of our mailing list service to Google Groups. Google Groups is Google’s version of a mailing list service. Some of the advantages of Google Groups include a web interface for self-service group management, web-based archive mail review and support for email attachments up to 25 MB. […]

Need a Summer Break from UM Today Daily Emails?

Posted on: May 18th, 2012 by kfg

Summer is almost here and, if you are not teaching or enrolled in classes or if you are traveling, you may want to disable the daily UM Today email summaries. To do this, sign in to myOleMiss and choose “Preferences” from the upper right of the UM Today listing. Once here, you should see an […]

WebMail for Students Moving to UM Google Mail

Posted on: March 15th, 2012 by Deetra Wiley

In June 2011, a committee was formed to consider a University of Mississippi (UM) partnership with Google to offer Google Apps for Education to students.   Google Apps for Education offers email, document creation, calendar services and home pages to use in private and collaborative projects. In September 2011, the committee requested input from the university community […]

Google Mail for Students – Need Your Input!

Posted on: August 16th, 2011 by kfg

Google offers a service called “Google Apps for Education” that includes Google mail (Gmail). The Office of Information Technology (IT) has been exploring Gmail behind the scenes for over a year and now seeks input from the campus community on whether this would be a good option for UM students. As of Fall 2009, about […]

Important News About Employee Email

Posted on: April 5th, 2011 by

Faculty and staff email accounts will be migrated from the current email system, to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 by August 1, 2011. Introduction to Exchange Server 2010 The Office of Information Technology (IT) is pleased to announce that faculty and staff email will be migrated from the current email system to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, […]

Sending SMS Text Messages to Students from a Computer

Posted on: February 23rd, 2011 by kfg

Instructors, advisors, and academic administrators – Are you having trouble getting the attention of your students? If yes, then here is a new communication method to try. Last fall, a new service was deployed in myOleMiss that allows you to send email and / or SMS text messages to students. That is, you can send […]