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Frequently Asked Questions

Email Listservs (Mailman)

Log in to your list settings (How to Login) Click the “General Options” option Scroll down to the “Discard held messages older than this number of days” section Enter a number for how many...    Find Out More
Log in to your list settings (How to Login) Click the “General Options” option Scroll down to the “New-subscriber welcome message” section Create your custom message Scroll to the bottom and...    Find Out More
Log in to your list settings (How to Login) Click the “General Options” option Scroll down to the “Default options for new members joining this list” section Select the options you want for...    Find Out More
Log in to your list settings (How to Login) Click the “Mail <-> News gateways” option Scroll down to the “News Server Settings” section Fill in the server settings of your news gateway...    Find Out More
Log in to your list settings (How to Login) Click the “Privacy options” option, then click “Subscription rules” Scroll down to the “What steps are required for subscription?” section Select...    Find Out More
Log in to your list settings (How to Login) Click the “Content filtering” option Scroll down to the “Should Mailman filter the content” section Select “Yes” or “No” Scroll to the bottom and...    Find Out More
Log in to your list settings (How to Login) Click the “Topics” option Scroll down to the “Topic keywords, one per line, to match against each message.” section Specify the topic keywords to...    Find Out More
Log in to your list settings (How to Login) Click the “Privacy options” option, then click “Recipient filters” Scroll down to the “Must posts have list named in destination field” section...    Find Out More
Log in to your list settings (How to Login) Click the “Privacy options” option, then click “Recipient filters” Scroll down to the “Alias names (regexps) which qualify as explicit to or cc...    Find Out More
Log in to your list settings (How to Login) Click the “Non-digest options” option Scroll down to the “Scrub attachments of regular delivery message?” section Select “Yes” or “No” Scroll to...    Find Out More
Log in to your list settings (How to Login) Click the “General Options” option Scroll down to the “Should any Reply-To: header be stripped?” section Select “Yes” or “No” Scroll to the bottom and...    Find Out More
Log in to your list settings (How to Login) Click the “General Options” option Scroll down to the “Emergency moderation of all list traffic” section Select “Yes” or “No” Scroll to the bottom and...    Find Out More
Log in to your list settings (How to Login) Click the “Bounce Processing” option Scroll down to the “Should Mailman perform automatic bounce processing?” section Select “Yes” or “No”...    Find Out More
Log in to your list settings (How to Login) Click the “General Options” option Scroll down to the bottom of the Notifications section Select “Yes” or “No” for both “Notices of requests” and...    Find Out More
Log in to your list settings (How to Login) Click the “Language Options” option Scroll down to the list of languages and put a check next to each language you want your list to use You can...    Find Out More

Google Apps For OSU

Apple Mail Content Disappearing?           
Apple users updated to 10.9.1 have found if they setup their Apple Mail with ONID Gmail - it will sometimes make the content will disappear in all messages, but display the headers, timestamp, and...    Find Out More
Through Google Apps for OSU, each student is allowed to create a Google+ profile. Here's some information about how to edit what information is publicly available.    Find Out More
By default Google displays your whole name exactly as it is in the directory. (http://directory.oregonstate.edu/) This is due to the OSU Directory being used as the primary directory for the OSU...    Find Out More
**If you haven't already, here is more information on how to opt in to the Google program.     The Google applications are available for download on multiple platforms. Most of the apps...    Find Out More
**If you haven't already, here is more information on how to opt in to the Google program. The Google applications are available for download on multiple platforms. Most of the apps are...    Find Out More
**If you haven't already, here is more information on how to opt in to the Google program. Sometimes you may encounter a scenario when people do not use Google Calendar, but would like...    Find Out More
Click on the list you want to edit Select Members in the left side menu Choose "Direct add members" in the list under Information Enter the email address of the people you'd like to add to the...    Find Out More
**If you haven't already, here is more information on how to opt in to the Google program. When you invite people to your calendar, you may to change whether certain users can create,...    Find Out More
In some cases, it is easiest to create a period of time in your calendar to meet with an unknown number of people (such as advising appointments) then have people sign up for portions of that time.    Find Out More
Google Calendar allows you several different options for event reminders. Here’s how to customize your notifications settings: In the calendar list on the left, click the down-arrow button next to...    Find Out More
If you use an Microsoft Outlook to keep track of your online calendars, and would like to have your Google Calendar sync with it, listed below is a step-by-step guide on how to set it up.    Find Out More
**If you haven't already, here is more information on how to opt in to the Google program.   If you have an Microsoft Outlook Exchange? account and would like that associated calendar to be in...    Find Out More
How do I forward mail from my Gmail?           
**If you haven't opted in to using Google Mail, here's how to forward your ONID Webmail. I have a seperate mail account and want to forward my OSU Google Mail to it.    Find Out More
To list your group in the directory: Click on the list you want to edit Select Information in the left side menu Choose Directory in the list under Information Check the box that says "List this...    Find Out More
Sometimes it is helpful to share calendars between coworkers or with people who don't have an onid account.    Find Out More
If you are unable to choose your username to sign in, it is because the account has not been completely logged out.     Find Out More
You can sign in to more than one account a time using the Add Account feature.    Find Out More
Here's how you can get started with a Google+ account using Google Apps for OSU.    Find Out More
If you no longer want to auto-forward your mail, follow these instructions: Click the gear in the top right. Select Settings. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab, or if you use Google Apps, you...    Find Out More
**If you haven't already, here is more information on how to opt in to the Google program. If you've opted in to the Google ONID program, you have the ability to create a calendar using...    Find Out More
**If you haven't already, here is more information on how to opt in to the Google program. If you've opted in to the Google ONID program, you have the ability to create a calendar using...    Find Out More
People may want to move files from a free Dropbox account (5 GB) to their Google Apps for OSU account, which provides 30 GB for files uploaded to Google Drive or Google Mail.    Find Out More
When editing your Google+ profile through Google Apps for OSU, you may want to see your profile as the public sees it, to make sure you don't have any unwanted information publicly visible. Here's...    Find Out More
When you create a Google+ account through Google Apps for OSU, you can include additional information about yourself. Here's a brief overview of how editing your Google+ information can affect your...    Find Out More
When sharing a document or file to an ONID email address using Google apps, the recipient will be sent an invitation to look at the file. When they click the link, they will be redirected to the...    Find Out More
You can't sign directly into groups from groups.google.com, instead you have to go through our portal.     Find Out More
Sometimes users will encounter an issue where when they post a new topic in a group, the topic is not created and automatically archived. A user may receive "New messages in this group will not be...    Find Out More
Restarting your device will update your account information and it should stop warning you that your personal account information is incorrect. We have seen this reported on iOS devices (iPad &...    Find Out More
The mail you delete in Google Mail is automatically deleted after 30 days. You can also manually empty the Trash folder at any time by selecting individual messages or multiple message and selecting...    Find Out More
One of the main purposes of cloud computing is that you don't have to worry about backups. Whereas if you store data on your own computer only, and your hard drive dies — that's it, the files are...    Find Out More
When you update information on Google+, you probably also want to review or change some of the privacy and security settings on Google+.     Find Out More
Regarding deleting a shared file, the answers are Yes and Yes. But if anyone has made a copy of that shared file and/or downloaded it to their local computer, that file lives on — for better or for...    Find Out More
While looking at a person's Directory profile in the Google Apps for OSU interface, you'll notice a building icon.    Find Out More
If you’re getting this warning when you try to open a link, it means that you don’t have permission to access this file or folder.     Find Out More

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