10 pm Sat., September 23, to 10 am Sun., September 24.
Hoax email warns of cellphone telemarketing: An email circulating on the Net warns that massive telemarketing to cellphones is about to begin, so cellphone users should register with the Do Not Call registry. This message is a hoax: please don't pass it on! There is no Do Not Call registry in Canada: a bill to create one was passed by Parliament in December, but it has not yet been proclaimed.
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: 18.104.22.168/24. All machines on the McGill network should be sending mail through mailhost.mcgill.ca as their smtp server.
Access to the student personal drive ("P" drive) is currently unavailable.
Please note that the Anti-Spam Quarantine website (http://yourspam.mcgill.ca) will be unavailable on Thursday, August 16, 2007 (tomorrow), from 06h00 to 06h30, due to maintenance. Email delivery and quarantining are not affected and will continue to function.
All INB (Internet Native Banner) users are encouraged to attend an information session about the new navigation features of version 7.
Please note that the STAFF and ELF mail servers will be unavailable from Friday, April 28, at 11:00 pm to Saturday, April 29, at 11:00 am, due to an upgrade. Incoming messages will be queued and delivered once the systems are back up.
Some users may experience problems accessing the network once they are logged into VPN. We are currently working on resolving this problem.
Hydro-Québec has turned off power to the Meakins-Christie building (2636 St. Urbain), which is linked to the Montreal Chest Clinic. As a result, all network connections from that building are down. Hydro-Québec estimates that the power should be restored by 12:30 pm today (Oct. 4). However, network connections may not be available immediately. Updated information will be posted as soon as it is available.
Student mailboxes on the Exchange server have been increased from 100 MB to 200 MB! If you are a student currently using a PO-BOX mailbox you can request that it be migrated to Exchange by submitting an "Email migration request form." Please note that there are plans to decommission the PO-BOX mail server in the near future.