The University’s Computing Services Department (CSD) is launching a new look Webmail log in page on Tuesday, 8 December.
Webmail is one of the most heavily used of the University’s IT services – students and staff can use it to access their email account in any web browser.
The changes have been made to improve both the design and security of Webmail. Users are being assured that the new entry page is genuine and that from 8 December onwards all staff and students will need to log in each time the service is accessed.
From the log in screen students can now:
- See useful information before log in such as how to get Microsoft Office for free
- Access Webmail using MWS username instead of email address
- Log in more easily from any device, including a mobile phone or tablet
Students are also being warned to be vigilant about scam emails.
It’s not always easy to tell if something online is genuine so CSD has compiled some advice to help students stay safe online:
- Make sure you’re streetwise with your email – don’t open unexpected attachments, check for grammar and other ‘red flag’ phrases, and avoid clicking on links that may take you to websites which ask for personal or secure information.
- Download and install free antivirus software on your laptop or PC to protect against viruses and, if you’re using a Windows device, make sure you have Windows Defender active to protect against spyware and malware.
- Choose secure passwords for the services you use and make sure privacy settings for sites such as Facebook are set correctly.
CSD is keen to gather feedback on Webmail and any other University IT services. If you have any comments please get in touch with the team via Twitter (@liverpoolCSD) or using the self-service portal at http://servicedesk.liverpool.ac.uk.
To find out more about the University’s email service, please visit www.liverpool.ac.uk/csd/email.