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IT Solutions: Setting up out-of-office messages in Zimbra

Question: I would like to set up an Out-of-Office message in Zimbra to automatically reply to people who send me messages while I am on vacation or away for an extended period of time. However, I don’t want the auto-reply message to be sent to every email address. Is there a way to customize Auto-Reply with a filter to keep my vacation notice from being sent to certain senders such as LISTSERV(s)?

The auto-reply feature is designed to notify all senders that you have received their email but are unavailable to respond during a specified timeframe. The feature sends a message to each sender only once a week, no matter how many messages they email you during your designated away period. Unfortunately, with Zimbra, filters are not processed before the auto-reply feature, so filtering messages will not redirect messages away from your primary inbox before the out-of-office message is sent to your sender. For this reason, creating filters is not recommended as a solution.

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Illegal filesharing on campus: What you need to know

Sharing copyrighted music, movies, and games is against the law and K-State policy.

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 makes it the responsibility of the university to educate K-Staters about the dangers of illegally sharing files through Peer-2-Peer (P2P) networks.

To help protect K-Staters from lawsuits and to abide by this mandate, K-State’s IT security team created a new website and an informational handout (PDF) to inform students, faculty, and staff.

What is Peer-2-Peer?

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Share large files via YouSendIt.com website

Ever have to handle 100-megabyte files? YouSendIt.com provides a free service that helps people exchange files up to 100MB in size. These may be photo collections, videos, e-learning modules, or other large-size files. To access the free part of the service, go to www.yousendit.com. Continue reading “Share large files via YouSendIt.com website”