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IT Newslett for Staff - Aug 2016
for StaffAug 2016

NoReplyAll Outlook Add-In

The "NoReplyAll" add-in in Outlook is a very useful feature to prevent the recipient(s) from replying-all or forwarding email containing sensitive information or mass broadcasts.

NoReplyAll Outlook Add-In


The add-in adds two buttons to your New Email window in Outlook:

  1. Disable Reply All
  2. Disable Reply
  3. Disable Forward

Colleagues may download the add-in by clicking HERE.

Outlook Security Enhancement

The email system has been upgraded recently for better spam email filtering. In the past, the subject of a spam email would be prefixed with "[Suspected Spam]".

In the upgraded version, the email system will hold back suspected spam emails in the server and send notification email to the user for future action. Colleagues will receive email from do-not-reply@np.edu.sg with the subject "[Postmaster] Messages on hold for abc@np.edu.sg"

The notification email will prompt user for further action. The actions listed in the notification email are as below:-

  • Release - The system would forward the mail to your inbox only for this time.  You will be prompted again via notification email when the Sender sends again.

  • Block - The system will permanently discard all emails from this Sender.

  • Permit - The system will always deliver all emails from this sender to your mailbox.  No further prompting.

By choosing the action, user will be able to control unknown or suspicious emails going to their mailbox.

Sample spam notification email from the email system:

Sample spam notification email from mail system

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Free Technical E-Books from Microsoft

Microsoft is offering free e-books download on the Microsoft MSDN blog. E-books ranging from  Windows 10 technical guide to SQL Server introduction are readily available for download at the website. The e-books come in a variety of file formats such as PDF, DOCX, EPUB, and MOBI which allows you to easily access those e-books on your laptop, tablet, or e-reader.

Check out the free Microsoft e-books by clicking HERE.


System Maintenance

Fri, 5 Aug 2016, 6pm – Mon, 8 Aug 2016, 8.30am

  • NPal2 Campus Solutions Services

NPal2 Campus Solutions services will be unavailable during the maintenance period.

Sat, 13 Aug 2016, 10am – 6pm

  • Network Maintenance

Slow wireless access to Internet on campus during the maintenance period.

Sat, 27 Aug 2016, 12am – Sun, 28 Aug 2016, 4pm

  • MeL Maintenance

MeL services will be unavailable during the maintenance period.



Please email to Support@np.edu.sg should you require further information or clarification.

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