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New IT Website Now Available

February 29, 2016

Starting Monday, February 29, 2016, UMass Amherst Information Technology has a new website! Check it out and let us know if you have any comments or suggestions by emailing



New Look for SPIRE Coming - Thurs., 2/25

February 23, 2016

The SPIRE logon page and interface will have a new look starting this Thursday, February 25, 2016. The update will include official UMass Amherst colors and will not cause any changes to functionality.

Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst Available Now

February 8, 2016

Effective today, February 8, 2016, UMass Amherst students, faculty, and staff have a new file storage and collaboration service at their disposal. With flexible sharing options, unlimited quota, and improved security features, Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst provided by Box is an alternative to Google Drive, UDrive, DropBox, and other similar products.

To access Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst, log in with your NetID and password at: (blue button at top)

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Email Credentials

December 21, 2015

Members of the UMass Amherst campus community have reported a fraudulent email with the title "New UMass Email System!" claiming to be from "IT Help" This message asks the recipient to log in to an upgraded UMail system through a fraudulent version of the UMass Amherst IT login page. See below for an example of the fraudulent email.

UMail Users: New Web Version Coming with Screen Changes on 1/4/2016

December 11, 2015

This applies to UMail on the Web users only, not Exchange or Google Apps users.

As with other applications you may use, UMail on the Web upgrades are necessary to enhance functionality and to implement performance and other information security improvements. What's New in UMail on the Web

A UMail on the Web upgrade is expected to take effect January 4, 2016. You can test or use it early if you would like.