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    MAY 4 , 2006
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TECH Center summer hours announced

The TECH Center will move to summer hours beginning May 11. Hours during the summer sessions will be Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday noon to 4:30 p.m. During the intersessions, the TECH Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday.

For more information on the TECH Center, go to http://techcenter.temple.edu.

Tips for freeing space in your TUmail account

As the semester winds down, it may be a good time to do some spring cleaning on your TUmail account. The quickest way to create additional space in your TUmail account is by deleting the largest messages. These messages typically contain attachments such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint presentations, as well as .jpg files.

To remove large attachments from your e-mail account:

1. Sort your Inbox by size by clicking on “Size” in the header bar. If the largest messages do not appear, click on “Size” again. You will probably find that your largest messages include attachments. Delete the messages that you no longer need or open and save the attachments to your computer. Then delete the messages from your Inbox.
2. Clean out your Sent mail folder. You can use the same strategy by clicking on “Size” in the header bar and clearing out the largest messages.
3. 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. When you have finished cleaning out your mail folders, be sure to empty the Trash folder to actually delete all unnecessary messages. Your efforts will be reflected in the quota bar at the top of the screen.

This procedure and a variety of additional tips for using TUmail are available on the Computer Services Web site at http://cs.temple.edu/tumail.

If you have any further questions, contact the Help Desk at help@temple.edu or 215-204-8000.

Let TUmail reply to your e-mail

If you are preparing to take a vacation, consider adding an automatic e-mail reply. An automatic e-mail reply is a short message that notifies anyone who sends you e-mail that you are not available to reply.

To create an automatic reply, click on “Options” on the left of the TUmail window and select “Automatic Reply.” Next, type a Subject for your reply and your message. When you finish, click on “Start.” When e-mail is sent to your account, the sender will receive your reply. If you want, you can check that this option is working by sending yourself a test message. Note that if a sender sends multiple messages to your account during a seven-day period, he or she will receive only one automatic reply.

To stop the automatic reply option, perform the same steps, but instead of “Start,” select “Stop.”