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Tech Tips 2008

These Tech Tips are from 2008, in reverse chronological order--newest ones are on the top.

Happy Holidays! But before you go...
Before disengaging yourself from all things Hampshire over the holiday season, please take a moment to prevent e-mailbox overflow. Read on for more information.
Is Sophos Working for You? (for Students)
Sophos Anti-Virus is a tool that monitors and attempts to remove potential virus infections. Installing it is only the first step in virus protection, though. Read on for more information.
Is Sophos Working for You? (for Faculty and Staff)
Sophos Anti-Virus is a tool that monitors and attempts to remove potential virus infections. Installing it is only the first step in virus protection, though. Read on for more information.
Blinking Phone Light Driving you Mad? If your message-waiting phone light is blinking but there are no messages in your voice mailbox, what can you do?
Filtering Your Email Many of us have been inundated recently with spam appearing to be from ourselves, and even with Spam Assassin some inevitably slips through. Read more to learn how to use filters to sift your email.
Safe Browsing Your computer is a goldmine to hackers. What should you be doing to protect it? Keep reading to find out.
Get Updated! Last week Microsoft released a high priority update for Windows, and we asked all PC users to install it. That reminded us of the importance of regular updates for both Mac's and PC's. Read on...
We Want to Hear from You Has your computer been crashing lately? Have you had problems with it that you write off as being due to your lack of expertise, or just accept as the cost of relying on technology? Don't keep it to yourself; talk to us!
Winmail.dat and Other Annoying Attachments Have you ever received email attachments named "winmail.dat" or "Part 1.2.1," or similarly named, inaccessible documents? What's up? Read on.
Office 2007 and 2008 Can Play Nicely with Others If you're using Microsoft Office 2003 or 2004 and have received Office 2007 or 2008 documents you can't read, there is help out there. Read more to find out how to download file converters to solve this problem.
Backup Your Files! Now! When is the last time you backed up your files? If you have to stop and think, it's been too long. Take a few minutes right now to back up your important files, it can save you untold time and trouble in the future.
Dude, Where's my File Menu? If you're due for a new PC, you'll find we've put Microsoft Office 2007 on it. Things are just a little different in this new version of Office, but there's help out there. Read on to find out where to get it.
Vacation Settings for Email The Tech Tip of the Week is going on vacation, but before it does we'd like to give you some information to help you get ready for your own vacation: setting up your email account to forward or auto-respond while you're away.
New Campus Voice Mail System As of May, 2008, Hampshire College has a new voice mail system that's ready for use campus-wide. The old voice mail system will no longer be available as of July 1, 2008. It's quick and easy to switch over.
Keeping Email Under Quota Keeping your inbox down to a reasonable size requires some attention and planning. These tips will help you to reduce the volume on a daily basis.
Cell Phones and ICE If you think we're talking about something that keeps you cell phone cold, read this Tech Tip to find out about recommended use of In Case of Emergency number(s) on your cell phone.
Don't Touch that Phish! When you receive unsolicited email that is at all suspicious, don't click on links, don't load images, don't reply! What do we mean by suspicious? What do we mean by don't touch? Read on.
HTML vs. Plain Text in Email Ever tried to send an email only to be warned by Thunderbird that it contains HTML? Wonder about the safety of HTML emails? Gotten messages in WebMail that contain HTML tags? We cover HTML email in this Tech Tip of the Week.
 

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