Monday, March 6, 2017

Two-step login for Cornell services

To help protect your Cornell NetID and password, we strongly encourage you to sign up for two-step login to Cornell services like Workday. This feature will soon be mandatory for some Cornell services.

Phishing fact sheet

Last week's CLASSE All-Staff meeting featured a short presentation by the Cornell IT Security Office (ITSO) on how to spot phishing emails. To accompany this presentation, ITSO provided a one-page fact sheet on online security, which is available here. We hope you find it useful.

Zoom training

Zoom Basic training will be held online only on Friday, March 17, 2017 from Noon - 1:00pm and Zoom Advanced training will follow from 1:00pm - 2:00pm. Zoom will be replacing WebEx as Cornell's web and video conferencing service in June 2017. More information:

Computer group cart

Someone borrowed the computer group cart and never returned it. Please return it to Wilson #229. Thank you.

New major version of the X2Go Client ( released

Our X2Go server on lnx201 has been updated to work with the new Mac OS X X2Go client ( and the current Windows X2Go client ( The Windows version has not yet been made available.

Email quarantine

Starting Thursday, March 9, your Cornell email service will include a new feature that allows you to see email that has been marked as spam. This new feature is called the Cornell Email Quarantine. Cornell used to reject mail that was flagged as spam and notify the original sender. Now mail will be quarantined instead and the original sender won’t be notified. Nothing is changing about how spam is identified.

You do not need to take any action. All Cornell email accounts will automatically have an email quarantine on March 9. This message explains what your email quarantine is, and how to look at it and manage it -- if you choose to.

Important information about the Cornell Email Quarantine:

Quarantined messages won’t appear in your email account. You can choose to view them, if you want to, in a separate system called PureMessage. Your email quarantine will hold quarantined messages for 14 days. Your email quarantine is NOT similar to Junk mail or Clutter. Starting March 9, you can see your email quarantine here:

If you want, you can get an automated daily email with a list of messages that went to your email quarantine:

The system will take a few days to fully populate with all your quarantined messages, so if you go there before March 9, you may not see much.

If you choose to look at your email quarantine, be cautious and suspicious! These messages could contain malicious software or attempt to solicit personal and Cornell-affiliated information.

More details about your email quarantine:

Questions or concerns about the new Cornell Email Quarantine service? Please contact the Cornell IT Service Desk.

General network and server maintenance will occur every Tuesday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM. The CLASSE-IT group will always announce any expected disruptions in our NewsLetter and via CLASSE-IT-NEWS-L, but with the size and complexity of our network there is always the potential for something to go wrong. We will do our best to contain all network maintenance and planned outages to Tuesdays from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM.

Unless other arrangements have been made, CLASSE-managed Windows systems may be updated and rebooted on Tuesday morning at 2:00 AM, so please avoid critical or lengthy operations at that time. For more details, please see SystemExpectations.

Questions or problems? Submit a service request.

Other resources:

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