- Safety and Security
- Network and Phone
- Mobile Devices
ALERT - Dangerous computer malware
CryptoLocker is dangerous, malicious computer software that encrypts your data files (word, powerpoint, pictures, music, videos, etc.). The nefarious individuals then hold your data for ransom and try to extort money from you.
Learn more about this risk and how to protect yourself here - http://oregonstate.edu/helpdocs/safety-and-security/computer-viruses-fraud/computer-viruses/cryptolocker-dangerous-ransomware
Employees that would like to use a preferred name or nickname in ONID and the OSU Online Directory may make their request by contacting the Office of Human Resources at email@example.com.
The Office of the Registrar does not enter preferred names or nicknames for students at this time.
ONID Username Changes
Do you really need to change your ONID username? You may just need to change your name as it appears on the “From” line on outgoing messages, so recipients are not confused about your identity. Simply follow these steps for ONID Webmail users:
- Login to Webmail
- Click on Options then Global Options on the left-hand menu
- Click on Personal Information
- Enter your preferred name in the Your full name: field
- Click the Save Options button
Most PC based mailers should have options to specify your name as well as your email address on your messages.
Customers that use their Unix shell accounts to send e-mail can re-configure their text-based email clients (Pine, Mutt, etc) to use a different full name.
This is usually enough since mail sent by Jane Smith, formerly Jane Doe, would go out as follows:
Jane Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Still think you need to change your ONID username? Be aware of the following:
ONID usernames are formed by using up to seven characters of the last name and appending one or more characters of their first name to form a unique username. No other format is available.
ONID usernames are generally only changed when your legal name changes (marriage, divorce, etc) or if your ONID username is obscene.
If you really feel that you must change your ONID username for a reason other than the scenarios described above, it can be done. There must be a significant, compelling reason for the change. If you use email regularly such a change is not recommended since once the change is made all email sent to your old address will be bounced to the sender addressee unknown (or in some cases received by someone else who has been assigned your relinquished username).
If you still want to change your ONID username, send email to email@example.com with the following information:
- Your current ONID username
- The reason you are requesting the change