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May 2003

ITSS Staff Transition
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Paula Pollock from cancer. Paula was first diagnosed with cancer in December of 1997 and fought the disease valiantly to the end.
Proposed Rates for FY 2003-04
ITSS would like to announce that we have revised our previously proposed service rates and fees for Fiscal Year 2003-2004. There will be no increase in any ITSS service rate or fee for the coming fiscal year.
Storing Mailboxes on your Hard Disk with Mulberry
Some Mulberry users find they have saved mailboxes (usually large ones) that they don't want to delete but would rather not store in the Mail directory of their account due to file storage costs. Mulberry 2.1.2 or later can create a "local" storage area for mailboxes on your computer's hard disk (usually in the Mulberry folder) where you can store older or large mailboxes.
Microsoft Dropping Support for Windows 98 and NT4
Microsoft has announced their discontinuance of support for their Windows 98 and NT4 operating systems. ITSS recommends that all workstations using the Windows 98 or NT4 operating systems be upgraded to a more recent version of a Windows operating system, which include either Windows 2000 or XP.
Next Steps to Reduce Spam
ITSS intends to begin using a new tool for spam reduction on Friday morning, May 9. We will use the Spamhaus Block List from The Spamhaus Project.
Computer Purchase Specials
The Computer Corner and ITSS have worked together to bring you special sale pricing on new computers this spring. We have identified several models of computers that we believe would be good standard models for many people at UMD.
Broadband Services for Off-Campus Homes
Here are some options for customers looking for faster internet transmission speed when off-campus.
Telnet and FTP Changes
Now that our new VPN server and associated web pages are in place we can resume planning for securing information that travels between the UMD campus and non-University networks.
ITSS To Offer Web Accessibility and Usability Services
ITSS is developing a new service to help units evaluate their web sites for accessibility and usability.
May and Summer Session Class email Aliases
ITSS is ready to accept requests for class email lists (aka aliases) for Summer Session 2003 and May Session 2003.
Windows Software List for ITSS Full Access Computer Labs for Fall 2003
The Student Computing Team of ITSS has compiled a list of programs that will be in the Full Access PC computer labs for Fall 2003.
UMD Microsoft Campus Agreement for Fiscal Year 2004 Planning Begins
It's time for currently enrolled departments to start planning for the renewal of our Microsoft Campus Agreement, which expires on July 31st. This is also the time for other departments to decide if they want to enroll in this program for the new fiscal year. is currently sent via email to all users subscribed to the infotech.announce and email lists. The goal of this digest is to distribute information that is useful to the daily routines of our campus community members in conjunction with computer and telephone technologies.

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