To all staff:
Urgent: Attempts to obtain your email account-related information.
Recently, email has been received by staff, entitled: Attention niagaracollege.ca E-mail Account Holder, asking for email account details:
1. First Name & Last:
2. Full Login Email:
5. Current Password:
This is an attempt to obtain your information, to compromise your account and gain access to unauthorized information.
Niagara College INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES will NEVER ask for this information in an email.
DO NOT RESPOND TO ANY EMAIL-GENERATED REQUESTS FOR THIS INFORMATION AND DO NOT PROVIDE ANY ACCOUNT-RELATED INFORMATION.
What is Phishing?
In the field of computer security, phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting public. Phishing is typically carried out by email and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one. Even when using server authentication, it may require tremendous skill to detect that the website is fake. Phishing is an example of social engineering techniques used to fool users, and exploits the poor usability of current web security technologies
Your Computer/Blackboard and Groupwise Email user account name are all the same.
the 1st initial of your first name as provided to the HR department|
your surname as provided to the HR department|
For example if your name is John Smith, your user name might be jsmith
Groupwise 7.0 Quick Reference Guide
The Reference Guide is available to view / download in PDF format.
Groupwise 7.0.3 Software
To upgrade your Groupwise to 7.0.3 click here.
When prompted you can choose 'save' to save the file on your computer and once downloaded run the setupIP.exe file or you can choose 'run' and run it from its current location
Groupwise and iPhone / iPod
The following applies to iPhone OS 3.x or less
To add your Groupwise account to your iPhone, follow the steps listed in this PDF: Groupwise for iPhone / iPod
Web Access Primer
How to use the Web Access Email is available to view / download in PDF format: Web Access Primer
For Archiving Tips, please review this PDF document: Archiving Tips
How to Set Up a Vacation Rule
A PDF guide is available to view / download here: Vacation Rule
You can check out this video: Setting a Vacation Rule in Groupwise
GWAVA Spam Filter Information
This Gwava guide will give you instrucitons on how to use the Gwava Digest. It is available to view /download in PDF format: Gwava Guide
The Gwava Rule guide will show you how to set up a Rule in Groupwsie to assist you in sorting your Gwava Digest. It is available to view / download in PDF format: Gwava Rule
Click here for some helpful hints and best practices in using the shared email accounts.
Adding a Signature to Blackberry Emails on the Fly
- Go into Options on your phone
- Choose Display, choose Message on Lock Screen
- Enter in your name and Display Information (you'll have to type your name again under the Display Information plus whatever information you'd like in your signature)
- When you're composing an email on your blackberry, type the word "sig", after you hit the space bar your "display information" will appear
How Email Works - It is not instant messaging
Here is a document that explains in general terms how email systems work.