News

August 2, 2016

The bConnected team is currently seeking owners for over 700 unowned CalMail mailing lists. We have begun an outreach campaign to list moderators, administrators and/or list subscribers whose lists are actively being used but are missing an owner. Lists without owners are at risk for deletion when we retire the CalMail mailing list service at the end of year. 

July 5, 2016

Campus bMail users, including alumni addresses, are continuing to receive Ransomware messages in their spam folders, which contain virus-laden attachments. If you received a “spoofed” message in your spam folder that appears to be sent from an @berkeley.edu address (even from your own address), but that you do not recognize, do not click on the attachment. Messages appear to contain scanned images, or pictures but are actually viruses.

June 30, 2016

The problem with Google Calendar should be resolved as of 11:36AM. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. 

Google Calendar service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users within the next 1 hours. Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change. Check Google’s App Status Dashboard for updates.

 

June 29, 2016

The bConnected team is scheduled to make a few behind-the-scenes updates to how the mail is routed for subdomains that contain accounts only (no lists or redirects) this morning. We have already communicated with the subdomain administrators who are impacted by this change and will provide an update when all is complete. 

Google has resolved the issue with delegated bMail accounts as of 8:00PM June 28, 2016. If you continue to experience issues, please report to bConnected@berkeley.edu.

June 28, 2016

We have received reports from multiple bMail users who received messages earlier this morning from Mail Delivery Subsystem which stated messages sent from them had been rejected for potential security issues.

If you received such a message, simply delete it. Your account has not been hacked. The original message was forged, and did not come from your account. Since the original contained a virus, Google is rejecting it and sending the mailer-daemon to you.

 

June 27, 2016

Update: Google has recommended that you refresh your browser if you are experiencing this issue. 

June 24, 2016

Effective June 16, 2016, Google has disabled support for two security systems called SSLv3 and RC4 support at Google's SMTP servers, IMAP/POP clients, and on Gmail's web servers for the following reasons:

June 16, 2016

The latest versions of the Google Docs and Sheets apps for Android and iOS devices include the following new features:

June 7, 2016

In March, Google introduced the document outline in Google Docs on the web and Android devices. This feature simplifies and speeds up the process of navigating long, complicated documents. Now you can also use the document outline in the Docs app on your iPhone or iPad.

Google has reported they have resolved the issue for new account holders who were experiencing a delay in receiving email.

Incoming students can continue to claim their Google accounts:

1) Create your CalNet ID and passphrase(link is external)(link is external)

June 3, 2016

The bConnected team has identified an issue that is preventing newly created bConnected Google accounts from receiving mail until 24-48 hours after the account is created. We are working with Google and expect to have this resolved over the next two days. Until then, new account holders can send mail but will not receive messages until the 24-48 hours have passed.

Incoming students may continue to claim their Google accounts:

June 1, 2016

In the past year, Google has made some changes to the Google bar that is displayed across the top of most Google apps. For instance, if a user has a picture associated with their account, they’ll see that picture in the Google bar; if they don’t have a picture, they’ll see their initial.

May 26, 2016

Last year, Google launched Reminders in the Google Calendar app for iOS and Android. Now Reminders are coming to Google Calendar on the web.

May 23, 2016

Better engage your audience by allowing them to submit questions and vote on them during Google Slides presentations. To see the feature in action, check out this video in which Google Science Fair winner Shree Bose fields questions from a group of 200 middle school students.

A few things to note:

May 17, 2016

May 12, 2016

Join the bConnected Team on Monday, May 16th from 1:30-3:30PM in University Hall, Room 28! We'll be available to assist mailing list owners with migrating CalMail lists, and configuring settings in bConnected Lists (Google Groups). 

May 11, 2016

Last year, Google launched Reminders in the Google Calendar app for iOS and Android. Now Reminders are coming to Google Calendar on the web.



Key features:

May 9, 2016