Unexpected delivery of old email messages

IT Services has become aware that some old email messages (some over a month old) have been delivered overnight.  While old, these messages are legitimate.

 It appears that the messages may have been stuck in our anti-spam filter and we are investigating the problem.

Update Mar 24: We believe that all the old messages have now been purged from the filter, but we have received reports that messages from as far back as December were delivered yesterday.  We are working with our anti-spam vendor to discover the circumstances around these messages.


Malicious Email Alert: Subject "You have a Message"

A malicious email has identified. Please do not click on any links in the message and delete it immediately. 

Subject line:

"You have a message". 

The body of the message contains:


You have a message from the Human Resources Department. 

...  to view your message.

Copyright... All rights reserved"


System Maintenance Sun Mar 19 6:00am - 12:00pm

System Maintenance Sun Mar 19 6:00am - 12:00pm

IT Services will be performing an Active Directory system upgrade Sunday March 19 from 6:00am to 12:00noon. This upgrade is not planned to cause any impact to service or application availability.

If there is an unexpected problem with the upgrade, it could take up to 4 hours to restore services. Affected services could include Blackboard Learn, MySuccess, Office 365 messaging and other services that depend on Active Directory.

(Note: this maintenance was rescheduled from Saturday Mar 11.)


Network Maintenance Thurs. March 9 and Fri. March 10, 6:00-7:15am

IT Services will be performing network maintenance Thursday March 09 and Friday March 10 from 6:00am - 7:15am. There is potential for brief 2 minute network outages during these times as the campus firewalls are updated.

If there are outages, all network services will be affected, including wireless access, Internet access, and applications like Blackboard, myUWindsor portal and SIS.


Blackboard Outage

At 10:00 am Blackboard became unavailable.   ITS is working with Blackboard directly to resolve the issue; we have no estimated time when the services with be back up but will post here when all services are restored. .




Blackboard Experiencing Delays Processing SafeAssign Documents

There is currently an ongoing processing delay for documents submitted to Blackboard's plagiarism detection service (Safe Assign). Blackboard SafeAssign is experiencing high submission volume and we are experiencing delays in paper processing time up to 5 hours. To check the current status of SafeAssign processing, visit We apologize for any inconvenience these delays may be causing.

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