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Staff Newslett - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

Do not reply to Spam Emails

When you reply to spam email, it is a confirmation that your email address is valid and often leads to more spam.

To stop such spam, you are advised to do the following:

  • Ignore any instructions given in the spam email.
  • Do not click on any of the links in the spam email.

Basic Steps to Secure Your Smartphone

Mobile security is an important topic as there is an upward trend of mobile devices being targeted by evil doers to obtain sensitive information. Much information is stored in our small and portable devices.

To ensure your smartphone is safe from hackers and thieves, use the tips in, click here.

Android mobile users may click here to view more tips.



Upgrade of Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is UPGRADING from v11 to v12
on Fri, 5 October 2012.

For a sneak peak of What's New in
Blackboard Collaborate v12,
click here.

If you have any enquiries, please
click here to contact the MeL & Blackboard
Support Team

Purchase of Microsoft Office & Adobe software for home use

I. Home Use Program

Staff may purchase Microsoft Office (limited one title per staff) through Home Use Program for work-related and non-commercial purpose. Staff could obtain their own copy of the Microsoft Office from Microsoft online store at S$15. Click the link for details >> .

II. Additional copies for home use

Please visit if you require additional copies for home use.

Note: is an authorised MOE site to sell Adobe products and Microsoft Student Starter Kit. For eligibility to purchase Adobe products and Microsoft Student Starter Kit, please refer to


Network Maintenance
Sat 29 Sep 2012,
12 midnight to 6am

Staff and students accessing campus IT resources from the Internet may encounter some interruption during the maintenance window.


Staff Email Maintenance
Sat 6 Oct 2012,
4pm to 6pm

Staff who access mail via Lotus Notes may experience occasional interruption during the maintenance period.


MeL Upgrade,
Sat 6 Oct 2012,
9am to 6pm

MeL is UPGRADING to serve you better.
During the upgrade on Sat, 6 Oct 2012, MeL services will be unavailable from 9am to 6pm.

Check out the New Features here.


NPal Maintenance
Sun, 7 Oct 2012,

All NPal services for Staff and Students will be unavailable during maintenance on Sun, 7 Oct 2012 from 9am to 4pm.

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