IT Services news
Please be advised that there is a new email virus that says "Re: Your Email Account is Suspended For Security Reasons." The email sender could be from webmaster, Postmaster or Hostmaster @mcgill.ca with a message to open an attached form. The University is not locking your email account. For your safety, do not open the email attachment, just delete the email message.
Please be advised that a fibre optic cable was damaged due to a fire in a city utility tunnel in downtown Montreal, cutting phone, fax and email communications with our DAR colleagues located on Peel Street. We have been advised that data service will not be restored prior to Thursday morning, and phone service prior to Thursday afternoon (May 5), at the earliest. Emergency calls should be directed to 514-247-6544.
People use communication technology in dramatically different ways, amounts and reasons around the world, according to a recent graduate student conference held at McGill.
Instructional Multimedia Services hosts their second annual Teaching and Technology Fair. There's no Ferris wheel, but there will be a slew of pedagogy programs and teaching tools on display.
Due to technical difficulties, instructors are not able to export their grades from WebCT to Minerva at this time. This notice will be removed once the issue has been resolved.
Because of multiple virus infected and/or compromised machines connecting on McGill's VPN, and sending viruses and spam through the anti-spam gateway, access to port 25 has been blocked from the following subnet to the mx.mcgill.ca gateway: 188.8.131.52/24. All machines on the McGill network should be sending mail through mailhost.mcgill.ca as their smtp server.
Virus infected machines affected our email servers yesterday, causing an overload and delay in email delivery. If you were expecting some important email, and you have not received it yet, please contact the person to have them send it to you again.
The University is currently experiencing a campus-wide email distribution problem. Some users may experience a slowdown of mail delivery. We are working on resolving this problem and will inform you as information becomes available.
Minerva and all related Banner administrative systems, including the Banner data warehouse, will be unavailable from 6:45 am to 1 pm on Friday, March 25.
Please note that staff email on EXCHANGE will be unavailable on Saturday, March 19, 2005 (tomorrow) from 06h00 to 07h00, due to a maintenance procedure. Incoming mail for EXCHANGE users will be queued and delivered when service is restored.