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From the provost: News you can use for the new semester
August 19, 2015

from-the-provost-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – The fall calendar is filling quickly and there are several events in the coming weeks you’ll want to put on your schedule. Also, there are some notable changes on the technology front that will streamline communication, enhance teaching and learning, and improve efficiency.

Email policy change takes effect Aug. 24
August 17, 2015

from-the-provost-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Because Washington State University is committed to providing excellent communication to all students, we have made an important policy change regarding email correspondence. Effective this fall, all official WSU email communication must be sent to a student’s WSU email address, beginning Aug. 24 (the first day of fall 2015 classes).

New email protection service to be implemented Feb. 24
February 18, 2015

By Casey Hanson, Information Technology Services

proofpoint-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Information Technology Services (ITS) will implement a new email protection service provided by ProofPoint on Tuesday, Feb. 24. ProofPoint Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) will check email messages for malicious URLs and/or attachments as they come into the Washington State University central email system.

New VoIP features available for Pullman faculty, staff
August 28, 2014

By Casey Hanson, Information Services

phones PULLMAN, Wash. – Information Services has made three enhanced features available for the VoIP telephone system. Single Inbox Messaging, Reach Me Anywhere and Point to Point Video Calling are available to faculty and staff who use the Pullman phone system and the central WSU Exchange mailbox system (Outlook email).

Reminder to archive/clean out
November 19, 2008

PULLMAN – To maintain Exchange/Outlook e-mail storage space, Information Technology Services (ITS) is reminding faculty and staff to clean out e-mail boxes and folders — deleting or archiving information regularly.


Accounts hosted centrally be ITS generally have a standard quota size of 200 MB. E-mail boxes receive notifications when they are getting near their quota size, including a warning when they reach 160 MB.


“E-mail management is a chore for anyone,” said Arlo Clizer, director of operations and systems services.  “More help from end-users will assist ITS in maintaining capacity and reliability for this important shared service.”

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Skepticism; best phishing defense
November 13, 2007

Are you easily taken in by e-mail “phishing” attempts to get you to reveal sensitive personal information? If not, it may not be due to your computer savvy as much a natural reflection of your personality.

That’s the strong suggestion from a recent WSU study intended to discern what key knowledge, experience and traits determine who may be more or less likely to fall prey to such scams.

As many as 57 million Americans have been targeted by e-mail phishing attempts seeking sensitive personal information, according to data from Microsoft and Roughly five percent — or nearly 3 million people — are estimated … » More …