The email listed below is an Account Related Email sent from ITSSubject: Email Reminder Notice
Further to the communication sent on Nov. 11, 2009, entitled Secure Your Email Password For 2010.
You are receiving this message from ITS because you have recently sent or read your UWO email using an
insecure protocol which transmits your UWO username and password in unencrypted clear text.
ITS will soon require all users to protect their email credentials by using encrypted IMAP/POP and SMTP
protocols. By changing a few simple settings in your email client you can prevent your username and
password from being transmitted in clear text when sending or reading your email.
ITS plans to discontinue unencrypted IMAP and POP services on January 1, 2010.
To avoid interruption of service, please take a moment to reconfigure your email client by following the instruction found here:
After making these changes to your email client, you should also consider changing your password:
Note that these instructions will only protect your username and password when logging into the UWO email
servers, but will not encrypt the contents of emails that you send or receive across the internet.
Email communication should always be considered "as secure as sending a postcard."
If you have any questions or need assistance with reconfiguring your email client, please contact the
"Don't Get Phished!
To verify the authenticity of this message, please visit the Official Account Related Emails Sent
from the ITS page. You can make sure that you are visiting the real page posted by Western ITS
(and not a well-crafted forgery) by hovering over the link and verifying that the site starts