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New Cornell Email Quarantine Feature

In early March CIT will be upgrading our current email routers. This process will take four days as we transition to the new routers. The new inbound email routers will support industry best practices in spam quarantine management. With the upgrade of the email routers spam will no longer be rejected, it will be quarantined […]

Impartant Email forwarding change

Policy changes by the world’s major email service providers are increasingly starting to affect delivery of Cornell email for people who have chosen to automatically forward their Cornell email to another non-Cornell account. In response, on May 31st, CIT will change the method used to automatically forward Cornell email. To find out more go to:

File types blocked on Cornell email

Starting Monday, May 23, 2016, in order to better protect Cornell’s community against malicious email attachments that often pose as something legitimate, the IT Security Office has requested that a list of file types most often used to deliver malware be blocked from Cornell’s email systems. This change aligns our systems with those of many […]

How to Better Manage E-mail in Outlook 2013 with Quick Steps and Rules

Quick Steps are basically rules (there is a feature called Rules, which we’ll discuss shortly).but, unlike Rules, which work behind the scenes without your input, Quick Steps rely on your input to work. Find out How to Better Manage E-mail in Outlook 2013 with Quick Steps and Rules.

Email Spoofing

Be vigilant when reading your Cornell email — we’re in the midst of a spoofing attack using Cornell email addresses. Spoofing is when the “from” address is forged. Click below to read more and see how to protect yourself. via IT: Status Alert Details.

Narrow search criteria in Outlook

The following table shows examples of searches you might find useful. The search query syntax, available when the Instant Search feature is enabled, follows this basic form: keyword:your search criteria value. For example, from:bobby You can also use logical operators AND, NOT, OR, <, >, =, and so forth to refine your search, and these […]

Warning *New* Outlook for iPad, iPhone, and Android

Microsoft recently launched a *new* app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. This app was launched January 29, 2015, and is not currently recommended for use at Cornell due to its storage of data in locations not covered by Cornell’s contract with Microsoft. It should not be confused with Microsoft’s earlier OWA app, which was […]

Increase in junk email

As often happens at the beginning of the academic year, students and the entire Cornell community may be seeing an increase in junk email, or spam. In addition to the issues we’ve written about in the past at that are related to surges in spam activity, other factors may be at play. Find out […]

Office 365 Upgrade

Microsoft will be upgrading Office 365 starting tonight, Wednesday, December 4, at 8 pm Eastern Time and continuing through December 12. If you have any trouble at all the best temporary option is to try OWA @ The biggest change users will see after the upgrade is in Outlook Web App OWA. Microsoft has simplified Outlook […]

Too much spam?

The email team within CIT understands how much of a nuisance spam can be, and we have strong measures in place to keep spam from disrupting the focus of Cornell’s faculty, staff, and students. Recently, a portion of the Cornell community has wondered why they’re getting more spam. The overall volume of messages the university […]

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