Microsoft continues to add features to help us manage our inboxes. They have had a feature called Clutter which is an email sorting tool that learns your email habits and then filters and moves low priority messages you typically ignore (not Junk mail) to the Clutter folder. You could help Clutter learn faster by dragging email from your Inbox to Clutter.
Microsoft is replacing the Clutter feature and switching to Focused Inbox. Once you enable the feature, your Inbox will have two tabs at the top — Focused and Other. You can teach Outlook what matters most to you by moving emails between Focused and Other, and setting overrides to make sure emails from certain senders always show up in a particular destination.
You can keep using the Clutter folder until it is no longer available or you can switch to the Focused Inbox now. Once you switch to Focused Inbox, messages will no longer be sent to your Clutter folder. Any messages already in your Clutter folder will remain there until you decide to delete or move them.
Turn on Focused Inbox in Outlook on the Web
Click the Settings link.
On the menu, click Focused Inbox.
Click Sort messages into Focused and Other.
Click OK twice.
We are investigating if this will be available for the Outlook 2016 desktop client.
Welcome, new and returning K-Staters! Information Technology Services (ITS) provides a variety of resources and services for free. Get your semester off to a good start by checking out a few of our resources:
Use Zoom (video and audio conferencing) to meet virtually.
Use Zoom to setup an online staff meeting, a training session, a class group meeting, beam in a speaker and more. See the Using Zoom guide to get started.
Strengthen each online account or device. Enable the strongest authentication tools available. A strong password is the first step to protecting yourself. Other strategies might include biometrics, security keys, or unique one-time codes sent to your mobile device.
Keep a clean machine. Make sure all software on Internet-connected devices — including PCs, laptops, smartphones, and tablets — are updated regularly to reduce the risk of malware infection.
Personal information is like money. Value it. Protect it. Information about you, such as purchase history or location, has value — just like money. Be thoughtful about who receives that information and how it’s collected by apps or websites.
When in doubt, throw it out. Cybercriminals often use links to try to steal your personal information. Even if you know the source, if something looks suspicious, delete it.
Share with care. Think before posting about yourself and others online. Consider what a post reveals, who might see it, and how it could be perceived now and in the future.
Own your online presence. Set the privacy and security settings on websites to your comfort level for information sharing. It’s okay to limit how and with whom you share information.
To ensure that your computer is patched to mitigate the WannaCry Ransomware threat and other vulnerabilities, K-Staters on and off campus can set their computers to automatically apply the updates. Information on how to update your computer is available from K-State’s Software Update Service for Windows. K-Staters are encouraged to periodically restart their systems to complete the installation of system updates.
If you need assistance applying the patch, please talk to your technical support person or the IT Help Desk at 785-532-7722.
According to the US Department of Justice, more than 17 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014. EDUCAUSE research shows that 21 percent of respondents to the annual ECAR student study have had an online account hacked, and 14 percent have had a computer, tablet, or smartphone stolen.
At K-State during 2016, 2655 phishing scams were reported resulting in 1213 compromised accounts.
Online fraud is an ongoing risk. The following tips can help you prevent identity theft.
Cybercriminals know the best strategies for gaining access to your sensitive data. According to IBM’s 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index, human error is a factor in 95 percent of security incidents.
A few K-State stats:
In January 2016, there were 60 phishing scams reported resulting in 9 compromised accounts. A compromised account means hackers were successful in getting a K-Stater to give up their eID and password.
In January 2017, there were 355 phishing scams reported resulting in 313compromised accounts!
What does this tell us?
You are the first line of defense in protecting your personal identity information. The numbers of phishing scams are going to continue to increase and the best defense is you!
Learn how to identify phishing scams and don’t give your credentials up to these criminals.