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IT staff tips for cleaning out your email

With the impending move of central campus email from Zimbra to Office 365, one suggestion has been to clear out as much email as possible before the move.  These tips from IT staff can help identify and clean out larger amounts of email in a shorter time.  Continue reading “IT staff tips for cleaning out your email”

Office 365: Information for cleaning out your Zimbra mail

by Information Technology Services

The summer is a great time to clean out old email messages, delete unused email folders, etc.  On May 9, we suggested this in preparation for the email migration to Office 365 in a K-State Today article. A question at the time was “How much is too much email?” Office 365 has specific storage quotas for email, which includes your total mail — Inbox and folders.  Continue reading “Office 365: Information for cleaning out your Zimbra mail”

CCleaner cleans out unused files on Windows PCs

(Editor’s note: CCleaner was included in a “Free Security Tools” presentation by Josh McCune at K-State’s Oct. 12 security training event. The entire PowerPoint presentation is available for viewing.)

To optimize Windows PCs to have more hard disk space, Piriform’s free CCleaner tool will go through and find many files left over from browser searches, downloads, and even excess registry files — and will delete them.

Harvard Townsend, K-State’s chief information security officer, noted some security benefits from CCleaner.

“From a security perspective, I think the greatest value of CCleaner is the secure deletion, which is OFF by default, and the ability to securely erase unused disk space (a feature recently added),” Townsend said. “Wiping out the browser history and cache files also provides security value, but people should also be aware that wiping out cookies removes some useful information, too.”

For more information about CCleaner and how it works: