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Accessing your e-mail | Accessing your files or other resourses | Accessing Usenet News
This page contains a few guidelines
to checking your e-mail and accessing
your files stored in your user area (i.e. M: drive) while you are away from Essex. Due to
the large number of different software packages and operating systems that are in use in
other places, this documentation is only intended as a guide, not a definitive set of
instructions. If you are (for example) visiting another University, you should contact the
Computing Service (or equivalent) of that University for more assistance. Taking along a
printed copy of this web page may help them.
There are a number of options for accessing email remotely:-
To access your M: drive use WinSCP or similar (see SSH for details). For other non-web based resources, access might be available via OpenVPN.
Note: It is no longer possible to access the files on your M: drive remotely via ftp.
The University no longer takes a Usenet News feed. Instead, essex.ac.uk machines have been given permission to use the JANET News Reader Service, a central store of Usenet News articles maintained by JANET. To make use of this, configure your News Reader to access the server news.essex.ac.uk. The details of this will vary for different readers, but here are instructions for Outlook Express 5 (or 6)
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