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Status Update: problem with some staff email incorrectly quarantined

We are currently determining the most efficient way to release these messages with the least inconvenience to any email users affected by this problem. Thank you for your patience while we work on your behalf.

Published: 6 Jun 2011

Problem with staff email: some messages with attachments incorrectly quarantined

Note the following problem affecting staff email: Starting at around 2:00 am Saturday, June 4, email messages containing attachments were incorrectly quarantined by the Exchange email security system. This Exchange server is used by about 50% of staff members and is not used by students or alumni. Read the full announcement for details.

Published: 5 Jun 2011

Status Update: Email delivery back to normal

Email delivery is now back to normal.

Published: 3 Jun 2011

Email delivery delays to external addresses

We are currently experiencing delays in the delivery of email from McGill to external addresses. Some emails may be delayed anywhere from 5 minutes to 4 hours - in a few cases, even longer. Please check back here for updates on the situation. We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience.

Published: 2 Jun 2011

Warning: Phishing email entitled "Helpdesk Report! MCGILL is upgrading the email servers to Microsoft Exchange 2011 (from Exchange 2003/2007)"

Be aware of fraudulent email entitled "Helpdesk Report! MCGILL is upgrading the email servers to Microsoft Exchange 2011 (from Exchange 2003/2007)" that are circulating at McGill. The email asks you to click a link and fill in information to "activate" a mailbox move and increase your storage space. Read the full announcement for details.

Published: 1 Jun 2011

McGill is participating in World IPv6 Day on June 8th

On June 8, McGill University will participate in World IPv6 Day, a 24-hour test of the next generation of Internet addresses. The Internet's growth has created a need for more addresses than IPv4 is capable of. The World IPv6 Day aims to encourage organizations to enable the use of IPv6 by their systems to ensure a successful transition as IPv4 addresses run out.

Published: 1 Jun 2011

CANCELLED: ApplicationXtender/ DiskXtender upgrade tonight May 20, 6:00 pm to May 21, 10:00 am

The ApplicationXtender system (including AX client, AX Web Access and Minerva Finance Imaging) maintenance upgrade that was scheduled for Friday, May 20 at 6:00 pm until Saturday May 21 at 10:00 am, has been cancelled.

Published: 20 May 2011

IT Knowledge Base has a new look & URL: http://kb.mcgill.ca

McGill’s IT Knowledge Base now has a new URL: http://kb.mcgill.ca. As always www.mcgill.ca/it provides direct links to the IT Knowledge Base, which offers a complete range of information related to campus IT services. But starting this week, a version upgrade gives the IT Knowledge Base a new look and back-end improvements that will allow greater integration with the McGill website.

Published: 18 May 2011

IT Knowledge Base upgrade coming May 18

IT Services will be upgrading to a new version of the IT Knowledge Base on May 18, 2011. The upgrade brings us to the latest release from the vendor and paves the way for a tighter integration of the Knowledge Base with the McGill web system in the future. Users will notice a clean new look with improved readability. Note that URLs for articles will change. See full announcement for details.

Published: 10 May 2011

BlackBerry Enterprise Server problem – server being restarted

There is a problem with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). The server is currently being restarted. Messages will not be delivered over the BES for approximately one hour during this restart. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Published: 5 May 2011

BlackBerry Enterprise Email users are unable to send mail

Faculty and staff who use BlackBerry devices to access their McGill Exchange email via McGill's BlackBerry Enterprise Server are currently unable to send mail. System administrators have been notified of the issue and are working on the problem. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Published: 5 May 2011

License for Present software (June 2011 - May 2012) now available for order at www.mcgill.ca/software

If you are a McGill administrator of Present software, you can now order your department's licenses for the 2011-12 fiscal year.

Published: 3 May 2011

REMINDER: Wednesday May 4, yourspam.mcgill.ca website no longer accessible

REMINDER: On Wednesday May 3, the old website for quarantined email (yourspam.mcgill.ca) will no longer be accessible to release any remaining emails stored there. Users will be redirected to https://junkmail.mcgill.ca.

Published: 3 May 2011

Wireless network protocol 802.11b to be decommissioned on campus

The 802.11b wireless protocol will be decommissioned on the McGill campus wireless network on May 9, 2011. If you are suddenly unable to access the McGill wireless network you may need to purchase a new wireless network card. If you are unsure, contact the ICS Service Desk for assistance at 514-398-3398.

Published: 28 Apr 2011

Staff Email Exchange servers may be slow this afternoon

Staff email is currently slow due to a high load on Exchange servers used for staff mailboxes. Response time will improve as content is synchronized over the next few hours.

Published: 26 Apr 2011