Over the winter break our campus went Google with the creation of collaborative accounts! Now CU-Boulder faculty, staff and students have access to Google collaborative applications (Drive/Docs, Sites, Calendar*, and more). You can log in to your account by simply going to any Google application and entering your CU-Boulder user name (or email@example.com depending upon the login prompt) and IdentiKey password. These are the same user name and password you use to log in to services such as CULink and MyCUInfo.
CU-Boulder has partnered with Google in order to offer Google-powered communication and collaboration tools to the campus. Initially, the Google Apps for Education project will focus on moving students (and others) from CULink to Google, and also offer collaboration tools to all campus affiliates. This primary implementation will occur during the Spring 2013 semester, with access to applications being enabled based on affiliation (i.e. student, faculty, staff, retiree, alumni, etc.). To learn more please review the information below.
To access Google Apps you must use a combination of your CU Login Name and IdentiKey password at https://accounts.google.com/ or any core Google Apps login page.
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has received reports that several public e-mail services, such as Yahoo and AOL, are currently blocking the receipt of university e-mail containing @colorado.edu in the address.
This is an action often taken by public e-mail providers when they receive spam due to a phishing outbreak, such as the one that occurred over Labor Day weekend with university e-mail.
Our campus is planning to implement two new cloud-based e-mail and calendaring services: Google Apps for Higher Education and Microsoft Office 365. Sounds great, but what are cloud-based services (aka cloud computing) and why are we moving our e-mail services to them?
Beginning in late 2011 and ending in the summer of 2012, a number of campus constituent groups set out to assess the current state of e-mail, calendaring, and collaboration services provided to students, faculty and staff; survey the current landscape of service offerings available; and determine a new direction for these services. This page overviews the messaging and calendaring services chosen as a result of this effort, and tracks the progress toward their implementation.
In the spring of 2012, the undergraduate and graduate student governments surveyed their peers about their preferences for an e-mail and calendaring service to replace CULink. A strong preference for Google Apps for Education emerged and a project was undertaken to make Google Apps for Education available for students and alumni during the 2012-13 academic year.
Listed below are known issues related to Listproc functions as well as possible workarounds and/or progress toward resolution of the issues. If the suggested workarounds do not help you, or if you are having any issue at all, contact the IT Service Center (303-735-4357, 5-HELP from on-campus, or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Even when it comes time for you to graduate and move on to the next chapter of your life, you won’t need to part with your colorado.edu e-mail address. In fact, you can keep it for life. The E-mail for Life program, which is provided through a partnership with the CU Alumni Association, will allow you to keep your registered colorado.edu e-mail addresses: you can continue receiving messages at both your CULoginName@colorado.eduand FirstName.LastName@colorado.eduaddresses.
Follow the guidelines below when working with delegates within Exchange.
A number of Internet service providers have recently begun blocking messages from the Colorado.edu domain after an account on campus was compromised and started sending spam. The account has since been disabled but the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is aware of the following ISPs that are currently blocking some messages from our campus: AOL, Comcast, Road Runner and Jefferson County.
Discover all the documentation and training offered by the university to help you get oriented to Exchange.
If your account was recently moved to Exchange, and you’re still trying to understand all that it has to offer, let our documentation, training and online resources be your guide. Exchange is optimized for use with Microsoft Outlook but it also works seamlessly with a wide variety of e-mail and calendaring programs that are supported by our campus. Follow the links below to discover these invaluable Exchange resources.
From time to time Internet service providers (ISPs) will block or slow delivery of e-mail sent from our campus. It's also not uncommon for our campus to slow the rate at which we receive e-mail from some ISP’s. Our e-mail being blocked often stems from a handful of @colorado.edu e-mail accounts being compromised and used to relay large amounts of spam. Similar issues with other, off-campus ISPs can cause us to slow the rate at which we receive some e-mail.
In the past week the campus spam filters have begun blocking a growing number of e-mail messages from Yahoo.com accounts as the number of spam messages from Yahoo servers has increased significantly. The campus’s filtering of e-mail from a specific server is based on reputation and the Yahoo reputation score has decreased to a point that many reputation-based filtering services, including ours, have begun applying a higher level of filtering.
The campus has recently been targeted by a number of malicious e-mails that appear to be attempts to gain user information such as passwords and bank account information. One recent phishing e-mail was supposedly from Wells Fargo and another related to closing webmail accounts. Individuals who received these e-mails should simply delete the messages.