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[June 7, 2011]

Google notice when logging into transitioned accounts within the MyMail.Mines.EDU Google Apps Domain.  Note: This is not an e-mail but rather a page that is displayed after logging into the account.

Important changes to your account

Your (USER) account now works more like a full Google Account. Your account is compatible with nearly all Google products,
but your administrator may decide which products are enabled for your account. For tips about using your account after this
transition, visit our Help Center.

Privacy Notice
Google provides such services in conjunction with or on behalf of your domain administrator. Your administrator will have access to your (USER) account information including your email. For
more information, consult the Google Apps Privacy Notice or your domain administrator’s privacy policy, if one exists. Be careful about what information you choose to put into this account, and if you have multiple accounts with Google, keep an eye on the username that appears at the upper right of most Google services to help ensure that you’re using your intended account. Learn more

You can use a separate personal Google Account for personal activities. If you don't have a personal Google Account, you can create one now.


[March 2, 2010; 12:30 PM]

Recent Phishing Attempt

We recently became aware of a new “phishing” attempt sent to campus.  The subject of this email is “Important notice from CCIT.” It will appear to have come from “CCIT, Colorado School of Mines”
As with other phishing attempts, emails like this usually purport to be from your system administrator, banker or another legitimate source warning you of a problem with an online account or other resource.  The email inevitably instructs you to log into a web page to verify your account, send your password via email, or communicate your private information in some other way.
This, and all other such email is a scam and should be ignored.
CCIT will never ask you to send your password or other sensitive information to us via email.  You should only provide this information via an encrypted, verified web site (many web browsers will indicate that a site has been verified by turning the web address green or yellow).
You can also always verify the authenticity of an email from CCIT using our page:  We will post all legitimate broadcast email from us on this page, as well as examples of Phishing attacks we have received.  If you receive a suspicious looking email please check this page.  If you don't find the email listed here please feel free to forward a copy to us for verification.




[October 23, 2008; 4:00PM]

Emergency patching for all MS Windows Systems

This morning Microsoft Corp. notified the support community of a critical new software patch for all of their supported operating systems including 2000, XP and Vista. Because of the high level of risk associated with the vulnerability addressed by this patch Microsoft took the unusual step of releasing the patch outside of their normal patching cycle.

AC&N has patched our servers and is in the process of pushing the patch down to all computers that are a member of the ADIT domain. If your desktop or lab is a member of the ADIT domain you will receive this update just as you receive the regularly scheduled updates and should follow your normal update procedures. Information Services is performing similar upgrades to IS Domain Members and other system administrators across campus are taking similar measures.

Anyone who manages their own system is strongly encouraged to download and install the patch as soon as possible. The simplest solution is to use the Update Now feature of your operating system's security center, however you may also download the patch directly from: Please note that this patch may require a reboot of your system.

Everyone is encouraged to remember to patch your home system as well.

Please feel free to contact AC&N using the Mines Help Center ( if you have any questions.

[August 29, 2008; 9:45AM]

"Phishing" Attacks Targeted at Mines Campus

With the start of the Fall semester, "phishing" scams targeted at the Mines campus have started up again. These emails often ask you to verify your account information or confirm your username and password. The messages may appear to come from on campus and frequently look authentic. They may even reference information specific to our campus such as maintenance times, display our logos, or be targeted at you by name. They are all designed to get you to disclose personal or sensitive information to third parties. The information may be used for several reasons, and can include sending spam from our systems under your name to serious forms of identity theft. You should NEVER respond to these messages or follow links from them to web pages.

Please note that AC&N and Information Services will NEVER ask you to email your password or other sensitive information to us. You should also be suspicious of any email asking you to log into a web page, even if the link in the email looks legitimate. To help insure your safety you should never click on a link included in an email message without verifying that it is taking you to the site indicated - it is possible to make a link in an email look like it will take you to a legitimate location when it will actually take you somewhere else. The best practice in this situation is to type the link into your web browser rather than click the link in the email.

As a further safeguard, AC&N will begin publishing all broadcast emails and notices sent from AC&N, including this one, under the Verify Email Notices section of AC&N's website. Any broadcast emails or automated emails (such as over quota notices) sent to a mailing list from AC&N will also be posted in that section of our website. We will never include a link to those notices in an email, but instructions on how to find these confirmation copies will be included.

If you have any concerns about the source of a broadcast email from AC&N, please check the Verify Email Notices section of our website or contact your system administrator or AC&N directly.

Thank you,

Derek Wilson
CIO & Director
Academic Computing & Networking
Colorado School of Mines

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