What's New?

The latest news about bConnected services. 


September 26, 2016

To increase account security for Google Apps users, starting on October 5, 2016, OAuth 2.0 tokens issued for access to certain products will be automatically revoked when a user's password is changed. Third-party mail apps like Apple Mail and Thunderbird―as well as other applications that use mail scopes to access a user’s mail―will stop syncing data upon password reset until a new OAuth 2.0 token has been granted.

September 16, 2016

Students who have not yet claimed their bConnected Google accounts have received a communication from the bConnected team. If that's you, take a minute to claim your account

September 12, 2016

Need help migrating your mailing lists? Have a question about configuring your settings in Google Groups?

Drop by our mailing list migration workshop on Tuesday, September 13th from 10:00AM-12:00PM in University Hall, Room 28.

If you're not able to attend but have questions about migrating your lists, send your inquiry to bconnected@berkeley.edu

August 31, 2016

Information for Google Apps Developers:

August 25, 2016

Google is launching their new version of Google+ for all users on August 30, 2016. This change does not require any user action. 

A few improvements include:

August 22, 2016

Starting this week, Google will introduce two new security warnings in Gmail to help you keep your email safer.

August 18, 2016

Google Forms makes it easy to create, distribute, and analyze surveys. Starting today, you can craft even more effective forms by inserting images into survey questions or adding images as multiple choice or checkbox options in Forms on the web.

For example, a graphic designer might ask a business owner to to pick one of three different logos, pictures of which would be offered as multiple choice answers.

August 17, 2016

August 3, 2016

It's easy to migrate your mailing lists from CalMail to bConnected Lists!

 Migrate Your Mailing Lists

Need in-person support? Drop-by an upcoming user support session:

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

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.

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. 

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.