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E-mail upgrade for faculty, staff

by Elizabeth Omara-Otunnu - March 23, 2009

Faculty and staff University e-mail is undergoing an upgrade that will increase mailbox size, provide added security to e-mails that are sent, and offer greater flexibility in managing out-of-office and mobile device functions.

HuskyMail, the student e-mail service, will not be affected.

Beginning March 30 and throughout the month of April, the service will move from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007.

The transition will be implemented remotely by University Information Technology Services (UITS) for Windows users; Mac users will need to have some settings adjusted. Users will be notified of the change department by department.

Logging on will remain the same, with the same Exchange username and password.

The transition is intended to be seamless. The new application will have a new look and feel, says Katherina Sorrentino, assistant director of UITS, but should not require a learning curve.

Some aspects of the move have been underway during the past few weeks.

Those who log in to their e-mail or online calendar from the web may already have noticed that the login screen has changed. These users are also required to designate their computer as public (shared) or private (for individual use), as an additional security measure.

For more information, go to exchange.uconn.edu





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