Since the Webmail upgrade on January 29, we have been experiencing problems. Most of the major issues have been resolved. We are currently making small modifications and hope to have all the issues resolved shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Please be advised of the telephone scam about winning a trip to Florida. This is a scam and you have not won a trip. Pressing "9", as suggested, will generate a long distance charge on your telephone. McGill Network and Communications Services reported the automated call to Bell Canada this morning.
Please note that the McGill Software Licensing Site (ELMS) is currently not accepting payments (credit card or FOAPAL). Technicians are working to resolve the issue. Additional details will be posted here when we have more information.
Please note that the McGill University Central Software Distribution site (ELMS e-academy) will be unavailable for two hours on Sunday, June 17, 2007, between 08h00 and 21h00, due to an upgrade.
The phone problem that occurred last Friday due to a water-damaged cable is still not resolved. Some buildings affected include: McLennan Library, Redpath Library, Redpath Museum, Leacock Building, Peterson Hall, Student Services Building, 3434 McTavish, Faculty Club, McGill Bookstore and Bronfman Building. Elevator phones have been automatically dialing the security office. Sporadic users in other buildings may also be affected.
Please be advised that NCS will begin implementation on June 6 of the recently adopted policies regarding the reduction of spam originating from McGill's network. Access control lists will be implemented at the network perimeter to prevent SMTP traffic from the DAS, wireless, VPN and residence VLANS reaching the Internet directly. Machines on these networks should have mail client programs configured to relay via mailhost.mcgill.ca. It may however change the nature of the error message received from 'relaying denied' to 'connection timed out.' Those most likely to be affected are mobile PC and VPN users who switch between our network and a high-speed provider. Most of those users are already familiar with the situation in that Videotron and Sympatico have blocked outgoing port 25 for the last few years. For email client configuration information for supported client programs click on 'More information.'
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.
This year's fair will focus on enhancing student learning through innovative technologies. Faculty will be able to share their teaching experiences with different technologies and demonstrate how they use them to enhance teaching and learning. IMS specialists will guide faculty through hands-on tours of the new features of WebCT Vista and other new technologies for teaching. Representatives from McGill's Information Systems and Technology (IST) units will also provide information about their services. Full details on website (below). Please join us and bring your colleagues; a light lunch is included!
Access to the student personal drive ("P" drive) is currently unavailable.
The McGill telephone service will be interrupted this Saturday, August 25.