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Changes, upgrades and outages over Spring Break*

  • News from your e-mail postmaster

Authenticated SMTP port(425) was changed to port (587) on March 2, 2009. This will impact folks who are using their ISP to relay e-mail through UNT's e-mail system ( The change was made to accommodate UNT folks who use Verizon as their Internet Service Provider. Verizon has finally decided to block their customers sending e-mail to port 25 instead they will open port 587, which requires authentication. For more information, click on the following link:

Bahram Paiani
Postmaster, UNT Messaging Systems Group

  • EIS Financials System Upgrade

This is a reminder that the EIS Financials System is being upgraded to Oracle PeopleSoft’s version 9.0, beginning at noon, Friday, March 13th. Users at all UNT campuses will be unable to access the system during the upgrade period. The upgraded system will be available to users on Tuesday, March 17th. Every effort has been made to minimize the time period that EIS Financials is unavailable by taking advantage of the Spring Break holiday on March 16th.

The upgrade required that e-Pro processing be changed during the week leading up to the scheduled go-live. Due to those changes, e-Pro has been unavailable from Wednesday, March 11, and will be unavailable through Monday, March 16. Additional information is listed in the February 2009 Spreadsheet Newsletter posted online at

Maurice Leatherbury
Associate Vice President for Computing and Chief Technology Officer

  • Eaglenet Wireless Network Outage - Research Park

    Various testing and maintenance routines will be run on the wireless controller over the weekend and the Monday holiday (March 13-16) beginning Friday night at 5 pm. While the system may not be offline during all of that time, it may be intermittent at best.

  • Emergency Management has a new website

The announcement in InHouse states:

Just in time for the unpredictable Texas spring weather, the Office of Emergency Management has launched a new web site to help the UNT community be better prepared for any unexpected situation that may occur on campus, in Denton or the surrounding area.

Visit the new website here:

*Compiled by Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor


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