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  • Lenovo Battery Recall

    Lenovo is currently offering free-of-charge replacement batteries due to two unrelated battery recalls. You may click here to determine if your battery has been recalled. In the interest of public safety, Lenovo will offer customers free-of-charge replacement batteries for all recalled batteries.

     Please run this test asap to see your battery is one of the ones affected. Defective batteries can over heat and cause fires.

    Seminaries open at 11am Wed., Jan. 8th

    Earlham School of Religion, in compliance with Bethany Seminary, will open at 11 am Wednesday morning due to continuing cold weather and icy conditions. This will allow the seminaries to continue to be able to have joint common meal as scheduled with classes being held in the afternoon. It's at the discretion of the instructor in communication with students whether it works better for their class to meet in the morning anyway.

    Zimbra upgrade this weekend, server will be down 4-6 hours

    Hey Everyone,

    Just a reminder that the Zimbra upgrade is happening this weekend. The system will be down starting at 6:00pm on Sunday August 4, 2013 for 4-6 hours.



    From: "Brian Weaver"
    To: "faculty" , "EC staff"
    Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 2:17:59 PM
    Subject: [Ec_staff] ITS System Summer Cleanup


    In preparation for the return of students for the new academic year ITS will be conducting some system clean up over the next couple of weeks:

    Zimbra & more is down

    As you may have noticed Zimbra is down this morning. ITS is working diligently to get things back online. Thank you for your patience .

    Zimbra is Down

    Howdy all,

    As you may have noticed zimbra is down, I believe this is part of the general power outage at EC.

    This would be a good time to take a sabbatical from email and just enjoy simpler times.



    ITS Data Center Outage - December 28-29, 2012

    From: "Brian Weaver"
    To: "ec staff" , "faculty" , "earlham miscel"
    Sent: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 2:57:23 PM
    Subject: ITS Data Center Outage - December 28-29, 2012
    Greetings Friends,
    In continuing our efforts to upgrade and update our central Data Center, ITS will be doing some network and power wiring work on December 28 and 29, 2012 starting at 5:00pm on Friday the 28th.

    You have a new encrypted message from... a phisher

    Many of us received an email with the subject:

    You have a new encrypted message from

    This is a phishing attempt!

    The "click here" hyperlink leads you to

    If anyone has followed the link please let me know asap and we can start the process of making sure you are clean.



    Joining the Miscellany List

    You can join Miscellany by going to and filling out the form (BTS people use your @earlham address)

    For those of you who don't know what Miscellany is:

    Baracuda Notices coming in blank

    Hello everyone,

    Several users have mentioned that they are having issues with the emails that Baracuda (the Spam system) have been sending, mainly that the emails are blank. ECS is working to figure out what is causing this in the mean time here is how to get directly into Baracuda.

    Go to

    Login with your email address (Bethany folks plese use

    If you do not know your password for Baracuda you can reset it from the page listed above. Changing the password for Baracuda WILL NOT change your password anywhere else.

    DNS Changer - how not to lose your internet connection on July 9 [VIDEO]

    Paul Ducklin wrote today on

    "On Monday, July 9, the much-talked-about DNS Changer 'internet blackout' will take place.

    Hundreds of thousands of computer users could potentially be affected, if they don't take action now.

    We've made a video to cut through the hype and help you avoid problems come Monday morning.

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