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Computer security is everyone’s responsibility

Timothy C. O’Rourke, vice president of computer and information services, released a memo to the University community on March 25 on the importance of computer security in helping to prevent identity theft. The memo outlines Computer Services’ efforts to safeguard Temple’s systems and presents tips for protecting your personal information.
To read the memo, go to www.temple.edu/cs/VPannouncements/computersecurity.html.

Tips for TUmail quota crunching

It’s like having too many clothes in your closet, or too many things in the trunk of your car, or too many things in your handbag. In the same sense, your TUmail account has a space limit, as well — and when the quota is reached, no more mail can be received or sent. To avoid maxing out your account, it is a good idea to periodically go through and weed out messages you no longer need. Here are five quick tips to help you clear out the clutter in your account:

1. Empty the Trash folder. To do this, click on Empty next to Trash on the left side of your screen.
If the Empty Trash option does not appear, perform the following steps:
a. Click on Preferences.
b. Click on Yes next to Delete to Trash.
c. Click on OK at the bottom of the screen.
(Note that messages older than 30 days in your Trash folder are automatically deleted.)

2. Sort your Inbox by size by clicking on Size in the header bar. You will most likely find that your largest messages include attachments. Delete the larger messages you no longer need or open and save the attachments to your computer and then delete them from your Inbox.

3. Clean out your Sent mail folder. You can use the same strategy above by clicking on Size in the header bar and clearing out the largest messages.
It’s also a good idea perform this same process on any other folders you may have in your account such as old mail folders marked “Mail.”

4. Delete any unwanted messages from your Junk Mail folder. To view your Junk Mail folder, click on Folders and then Junk Mail. To delete all the messages shown on the screen, click on Select in the header area to place a check mark next to all the messages. You can then click on Delete. If you see a message you wish to keep, click on Move to move it to the Inbox. (Note that messages older than 30 days in your Junk Mail folder are automatically deleted.)

5. When you have finished cleaning, be sure to empty the Trash folder again to actually delete all unnecessary messages. Your efforts will be reflected in the quota bar at the top of the screen.

These tips are also available on the Web at www.temple.edu/cs/tumail. If you have any questions regarding this process, contact the Help Desk at 204-8000.

 

 


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