At last count, the population using Ohio State's email system was larger than the city of Cincinnati. With more than 300,000 users, our system serves a population roughly half the size of Columbus. We started with a system of over 100 domains, and we’re down to fewer than 50.
Protecting the restricted data entrusted to the university and to The Ohio State University Medical Center is a critical part of the mission of IT@OSU. Last month we improved this protection by adding a new layer of security to email through ZixCorp. Email recipients do not need to do anything differently as a result of this change; however, select users may have begun seeing a footer that references Zix at the bottom of some emails as of March 1.
With more than 16,000 of faculty and staff using the University E-mail Service we can’t really call it “new” anymore. But we haven’t stopped working with the university’s IT advisory groups and listening to your feedback to provide an e-mail service that meets the needs of both current and future users.
With that in mind, on Sunday February 17, standard e-mail storage for faculty and staff using the University E-mail Service will include:
The last six months have been a busy time for our University E-mail service. The OCIO e-mail team has collaborated with university IT advisory groups to identify and implement two exciting enhancements to University E-mail based on customer feedback.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is replacing the current CanIT anti-spam service with Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE).
Updated! The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is replacing the current CanIT anti-spam service with Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE).
The Office of the CIO (OCIO) has developed an SMTP relay service as a part of the University E-mail Service that provides improved security, redundancy, and performance. The new service will replace the current relay service (smtp.service.ohio-state.edu) although both services will run concurrently until December 31, 2012 to allow the university community to make the necessary changes.
On March 1, 2012, webmail.osu.edu, the site for web access to university-provided e-mail services for faculty, staff and students, will merge with email.osu.edu, the front door for the University E-mail Service.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) will be retiring the OSU Webmail service (also known as SunJava) on March 1, 2012, as part of the university-wide initiative to transition all faculty and staff e-mail services to the new University E-mail Service. All e-mail accounts and mailboxes accessed through the OSU Webmail service need to be moved by January 27.
Recently, the techniques used by hackers and e-mail spammers have gotten more and more sophisticated. While it's obvious that a spammer sent an e-mail from a Nigerian widow seeking to transfer $10 million USD, sometimes things aren't that clear. New scams seem to appear everyday and hackers are now turning to cold calling over the phone to acquire your sensitive information.