my.UQ Help Centre



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Quick Overview of my.UQ: Getting Started

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Help Content

my.UQ is your personalised portal to the online services you need as a UQ student. You can use it to access your email, view your calendar and address book, see todayís important reminders, find out whatís happening at UQ and around the world, search the web and more! You can use it from any computer on the internet, anywhere in the world, so you can stay in touch no matter where you are.

To learn more about my.UQ, select from the following topics:

 

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Tips for making the most of my.UQ

A few tips will help you make the most of my.UQ:

Understanding the icons

Often, you will see one or more icons beside the name of a my.UQ section, or module. Each of these icons provides additional functionality for the module. Here is a guide to what the icons mean and how to use them.

Icon Name
What it does
add module icon Personalise
Select this icon to personalise a moduleís content. For example, you can add your own contacts to myContacts, select what search engines you want to appear in mySearch, choose the cities for your Weather module, and select news channels in News Online.
maximise module icon Maximise
Select this icon to expand the screen area a module uses.
restore module icon Restore
Select this icon to restore an expanded module to its original screen area.
close module icon Close
Select this icon to remove a module from your view. To bring the module back, select the personalise tab from the top of myPage, and turn the module On.
help icon Help Select this icon for tips on how to use a module.

 

Personalising my.UQ

You can personalise both the content and the display settings of my.UQ.

  1. To personalise the content of a my.UQ module, select the personalise icon (add module icon) beside the module's name. For example, you can add your own contacts to myContacts, select what search engines you want to appear in mySearch, choose the cities for your Weather module, and select news channels in News Online. If no personalise icon (add module icon) appears beside the module's name, you cannot personalise the content of that module.

  2. To personalise the display settings of my.UQ, select the personalise tab from the top of myPage, edit the display settings for each module, and select the Save Changes button.

 

Subscribing to calendars

In addition to the events and tasks you add to your calendar yourself, you can subscribe to calendars created by other people. These additional calendars can be integrated into your own calendar so that you can see all your events and tasks in a single view.

For example, you can subscribe to UQís Academic Calendar in order to have key university dates appear in your calendar. Hereís how to do this

  1. From myPage, open myCalendar.
  2. Select Find Cal from the myCalendar toolbar.
  3. Enter a search term in the search field. In the example, you might search on academic.
  4. Select a calendar from the search results.
  5. Select Subscribe.

Detailed help on using myCalendar is available by selecting Help from the myCalendar window.

 

Creating calendars that other people can view

Calendars to which other my.UQ users can subscribe are called public calendars. Creating public calendars helps to make my.UQ more useful for everyone.

For example, if you are a lecturer, you can create a public calendar for each course you teach and add to it key dates, such as when assignments are due. Your students can subscribe to your calendar to see these dates integrated into their own personal calendar. Any changes you make will automatically be reflected on their calendars.

Any my.UQ user can create a public calendar. If you are a student, please register each public calendar you create with my.UQ by completing the form at https://my.uq.edu.au/calendar_registration.html. Staff do not need to register their public calendars.

Here's how to create a public calendar:

  1. From myPage, open myCalendar.
  2. Select New Cal from the myCalendar toolbar.
  3. Enter a name and ID for the new calendar. (If you are a student, be sure to use the same name you used when you registered the calendar). Select OK.
  4. In the myCalendar window, select the new calendar from the drop-down list labeled Current View.
  5. Add events or tasks by selecting New Event or New Task from the toolbar.
  6. Select Properties from the myCalendar toolbar.
  7. In the Properties window, tick the box labeled Anyone may view this calendar. Select OK. (If you are a student, please do not complete this step until your calendar registration has been confirmed by email. Prior to that, your public calendar risks being automatically deleted.)
  8. Other my.UQ users may now subscribe to your calendar.

Detailed help on using myCalendar is available by selecting Help from the myCalendar window.

 

Making my.UQ your browser's home page

If you are using Internet Explorer:

  1. Make sure your browser is open to my.UQ at http://my.uq.edu.au/
  2. Pull down the Tools menu, and select Internet Options.
  3. On the General tab, select Use Current.
  4. Select OK.

If you are using Netscape:

  1. Make sure your browser is open to my.UQ at http://my.uq.edu.au/
  2. Pull down the Edit menu, and select Preferences...
  3. On the Navigator tab, select Use Current Page under the Home page section.
  4. Select OK.

 

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FAQs

Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions. If these do not answer your query and you cannot find the answers in my.UQ Help, send a message via Feedback

What is the difference between my.UQ and mySI-net?

my.UQ acts as a gateway to mySI-net and other services, such as your email, the library, etc. At the same time, it offers such features as a personal calendar, weather and news updates. MySI-net will continue to handle student administration functions, including enrolments.

Will I still be able to use Telnet and Pine to read my mail?

Yes, you will still be able to use Telnet and Pine for your email if you prefer. Newsgroups, Talk and all the other Telnet features will still be available to students. The web-based email offered by my.UQ is simply an alternative interface.

Can I use my.UQ to retrieve mail from other email accounts?

If you are using Netscape Messenger Express, you can retrieve mail from other accounts as long as your service provider allows it. From the myMail page in my.UQ, click on the 'Collect External Mail' link at the bottom right of the Inbox. You have the option of leaving your messages on the server, or deleting them from the server. Enter your POP Server address (eg. ozemail.com.au), your ID and Password for that email client, and click on 'Collect Mail'.

NB. Currently it is not possible to retrieve mail from other accounts when using the IMP webmail client.

I do not want everyone having access to my email address. How can I have my email address and other details excluded from the Local directory?

Just click on the Personalise button from either the tab on the top menu, or from the main menu. Your personal details and preferences are displayed for you to customise. In the myPrivacy box to the right, by clicking on the relevant button to the right of each category, you can choose to have your name, email address, phone number and staff/student status made public or private.

Where can I find students' or staff email addresses in my.UQ?

Click here for help if you are using Netscape Messenger Express.

Click here for help if you are using IMP

Notes:

Only staff who have a UQ 'mailbox' account are included in the Local directory.
Some students or staff may opt not to have their contact details made public. In this case, their details will not be displayed

Is there an Address book facility in myMail??

Yes, the IMP email client does have an address book. For help with using the address book in IMP, click here

Currently, there is no Address book facility in Netscape Messenger, but we hope to have this facility available in the next release.

Meanwhile, you can store email addresses and other details in myContacts so that they're available to you wherever you are. However, these addresses are not linked to the myMail application, so you can't just click on them to compose a message to that person.

How do I change my webmail client from Netscape Messenger to IMP, and vice versa?

  1. Click on the Personalise tab at the top of myPage.
  2. Scroll down the page to the myMail box, and select the mail program you wish to use.
  3. Click on Go to Save.
  4. Click on Save changes.

You will get a message to say that your changes have been saved, and clicking on OK will return you to myPage.
You can switch back and forth between the email clients at any time.

How can I change the form of my name as it appears in emails I send??

You can change the form of your name in outgoing emails in the IMP webmail program. For help with this, click here

Unfortunately it is not possible to change the form of your name if you are using Netscape Messenger as your webmail client.

How do I delete my emails in the IMP email program?

For help in deleting messages in IMP, click here

 

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Logging in

my.UQ is an authenticated web portal available only to students and staff of the University of Queensland. To log in to my.UQ, use your web browser to go to http://my.uq.edu.au/, enter your username and password, and select the sign in button. If you have any trouble signing in, please contact the Information Technology Services Help Desk on 3365 6000.

 

Your username and password

You will need a username and password to log in to my.UQ.

Usernames and passwords are case sensitive, hence s123456 is different from S123456.

Students: New students will receive a letter containing your username and password during the third week of January (or by the end of January for offers made in January). Your computing username consists of 's' followed by the first seven digits of your student number (eg s1234567). If you are unsure of your computing username, search for it here.

Staff: Use the username and password associated with your mailbox email account. For example, if your name is Amanda Jones, your username might be uqajones.

For enquiries regarding usernames and passwords, please contact the Information Technology Services Help Desk on 3365 6000 or help@its.uq.edu.au.

Staff users of mySI-net please note:
Your issued mySI-net password is different from your mailbox password. For questions regarding your staff mySI-net password, please contact the SI-net Support Group on 3365 8844 or SI-nethelp@uq.edu.au

 

What to do if you forget your password

If you have forgotten your password, please contact Information Technology Services on 3365 6000 and ask for a new one.

 

Changing your password

Staff users of mySI-net please note:
Your issued mySI-net password is different from your mailbox password. For questions regarding changing your staff mySI-net password, please contact the SI-net Support Group on 3365 8844 or SI-netHelp@uq.edu.au

You can use the form below to change your password. Please note that after changing your password, you will need to sign out of my.UQ and sign back in in order to access myMail and myCalendar.

New passwords must be 8 or more characters long, and should include alphabetic, numeric AND punctuation characters (#,%,@,* etc.Please do not use the characters '+' or '%', as these may cause your password to be corrupted). Ipswich Users who have letters in their password, should use lower case for the letters to speed up login. Other Users should use mixed case (both upper and lower case letters). Passwords which can be found in a dictionary are not acceptable. For more information on how to select a secure password, please look at Information Technology Services FactSheet 17.

User login:
Current password:
New password:
Re-enter new password:

 

The difference between standard and secure access modes

When you log in using secure access mode, all information exchanged between you and my.UQ is encrypted using 40bit SSL, ensuring that no one can intercept that information.

If you select standard access mode, your username and password are still encrypted when you submit them to my.UQ, but information you submit to my.UQ after you are logged in is not encrypted. This is the default access mode and provides faster performance than secure access mode.

 

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Using myMail

myMail provides a web-based interface to your UQ email, and you have the choice of using either Netscape Messenger Express, or IMP.

To change from Netscape Messenger to IMP, or vice versa:

  1. Click on the Personalise tab at the top of myPage.
  2. Scroll down the page to the myMail box, and select the mail program you wish to use.
  3. Click on Go to Save.
  4. Click on Save changes.

You will get a message to say that your changes have been saved, and clicking on OK will return you to myPage.
You can switch back and forth between the email clients at any time.

 

Reading your UQ email

As a Student, your UQ email automatically appears in myMail. If you want to download the most recent mail:

In Netscape Messenger, just click on the Get Mail icon (top left of the mail menu bar) and your most recent messages will be downloaded.

In IMP, just click on the Refresh Mail icon at the top left of your Inbox and your most recent messages will be downloaded.

Currently Staff using my.UQ can download new mail using only Netscape Messenger and will still need to collect it. Here's how:

  1. From myPage, open myMail. Your myMail Inbox appears in a new window.
  2. Select Collect External Mail from the lower right-hand corner of your Inbox. A POP Collection window appears.
  3. Enter the requested details in the POP Collection window. Use the guidelines below to help you fill in the details.
    • POP Server: Set this to mailbox.uq.edu.au.
    • POP User ID: Set this to the same username you used to log into my.UQ
    • Password: Enter the same password you used to log into my.UQ.
    • Delete messages from the server: Select this box if you wish to download your messages to myMail and delete them from the mail server. If you select this box, you will not be able to access these same messages from another mail client.
  4. Select Collect when you have finished entering your POP Collection details. Any messages in your account should now appear in your my.UQ Inbox. You can now read, respond to, delete or file these messages.

 

Reading email from another account

Just as you can use myMail to collect your UQ email, you can also use it to collect mail from other email accounts you may have.

NB. This facility is only available with Netscape Messenger Express, and not with IMP

Any email account you have that supports the POP email protocol (most mail servers do) can be collected in myMail. To do this, follow the instructions above for reading your UQ email, but when entering the collection details, enter the server, username and password for your other account rather than for your UQ account.

 

More help with myMail

Once you have opened myMail, detailed help on using Netscape Messenger Express is available by selecting Help from the top of the page.

Help for IMP users is available here, or by clicking on Help in the top right of the Navigation Menu to the left of your screen.

Further help with myMail is available for students from AskIT (help@askit.uq.edu.au or 3365 8811) or for staff from the ITS Help Desk (help@its.uq.edu.au or 3365 6000).

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Using myCalendar

myCalendar is a calendar utility that allows you to manage your tasks and events, make calendars available to other people, and subscribe to other UQ calendars.

 

Getting started with myCalendar

To start using myCalendar, select myCalendar from the left-hand column of myPage.

Once you have opened myCalendar, detailed help on using it is available by selecting Help from the top of the page.

 

Subscribing to calendars

In addition to the events and tasks you add to your calendar yourself, you can subscribe to calendars created by other people. These additional calendars can be integrated into your own calendar so that you can see all your events and tasks in a single view.

For example, you can subscribe to UQís Academic Calendar in order to have key university dates appear in your calendar. Here's how to do this:

  1. From myPage, open myCalendar.
  2. Select Find Cal from the myCalendar toolbar.
  3. Enter a search term in the search field. In the example, you might search on academic.
  4. Select a calendar from the search results.
  5. Select Subscribe.

Detailed help on using myCalendar is available by selecting Help from the myCalendar window.

Creating calendars that other people can view

Calendars to which other my.UQ users can subscribe are called public calendars. Creating public calendars helps to make my.UQ more useful for everyone.

For example, if you are a lecturer, you can create a public calendar for each course you teach and add to it key dates, such as when assignments are due. Your students can subscribe to your calendar to see these dates integrated into their own personal calendar. Any changes you make will automatically be reflected on their calendars.

Any my.UQ user can create a public calendar. If you are a student, please register each public calendar you create with my.UQ by completing the form at https://my.uq.edu.au/calendar_registration.html. Staff do not need to register their public calendars.

Here's how to create a public calendar:

  1. From myPage, open myCalendar.
  2. Select New Cal from the myCalendar toolbar.
  3. Enter a name and ID for the new calendar. (If you are a student, be sure to use the same name you used when you registered the calendar). Select OK.
  4. In the myCalendar window, select the new calendar from the drop-down list labeled Current View.
  5. Add events or tasks by selecting New Event or New Task from the toolbar.
  6. Select Properties from the myCalendar toolbar.
  7. In the Properties window, tick the box labeled Anyone may view this calendar. Select OK. (If you are a student, please do not complete this step until your calendar registration has been confirmed by email. Prior to that, your public calendar risks being automatically deleted.)
  8. Other my.UQ users may now subscribe to your calendar.

Detailed help on using myCalendar is available by selecting Help from the myCalendar window.

 

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Using myInformation

myInformation is where you'll find important messages and reminders from UQ to you. Be sure to check these every day.


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Using myContacts

The myContacts module allows you to keep your personal address book at your fingertips on my.UQ.

 

Adding a contact

  1. From the myContacts module, select the personalise icon (add module icons). A pop-up window appears.
  2. Enter information about your new contact. All new contacts must at least have a name.
  3. Click Add Contact to create the new contact. The pop-up window closes, and myPage refreshes to display your new contact.

 

Modifying a contact

  1. From the myContacts module, select the name of the contact whose details you want to modify. A pop-up window appears showing the contact's details.
  2. Select the Edit Details button from the pop-up window.
  3. Enter the new information, and select the Save Changes button. The pop-up window closes, and myPage refreshes to display your changes.

 

Deleting a contact

  1. From the myContacts module, select the name of the contact you want to delete. A pop-up window appears showing the contact's details.
  2. Select the Delete button, and confirm the deletion when prompted. The pop-up window closes, and myPage refreshes to display your changes.

 

Personalising myContacts display settings

You can change the number of contacts displayed under myContacts.

  1. Select the personalise tab at the top of myPage. The personalise page appears.
  2. Edit the settings under myContacts Options.
  3. Click Save changes to apply your new settings.
  4. To return to myPage, select the myPage tab from the top of the page.
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The myDownload Quota module show how much you have used of your UQconnect modem time and download allowances.

Modem time is the amount of time you spend connected to the Internet via UQconnect. Your download allowance indicates the number of megabytes you may download while connected using UQconnect.

 

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The myDirectory module shows your personal information stored by the University of Queensland.

 

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Using mySearch

mySearch gives you a single point of access to multiple UQ and external search engines. You can personalise which search engines you want to appear in your mySearch drop-down list.

 

Performing a search

  1. Choose a search engine from the mySearch drop-down list.
  2. Enter your search text in the search field.
  3. Select the Go button to start the search. A new window appears showing your search results. The my.UQ window remains open in the background.

 

Personalising mySearch

You can personalise which search engines appear in the mySearch drop-down list.

  1. Select the personalise icon (add module icon) next to mySearch. A pop-up window appears.
  2. Select the search engines you want to appear in your drop-down list, and deselect the ones you don't want.
  3. Select the Update selection button. The pop-up window closes, and myPage refreshes to display your new selections.

 

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Using myUni News

myUni News brings you the latest news at UQ. Here you can learn about UQ's cutting-edge research, major events taking place on campus, and more.

 

Viewing a news story

  1. From the myUni News module, select the link labeled More beside the headline for the story you want to view. A pop-up window appears showing the full text of the story.
  2. Close the pop-up window when you are finished reading the story.

 

Personalising myUni News display settings

You can change the number of headlines displayed under myUni News.

  1. Select the personalise tab at the top of myPage. The personalise page appears.
  2. Edit the settings under myUni News Options.
  3. Click Save changes to apply your new settings.
  4. To return to myPage, select the myPage tab from the top of the page.

 

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Using myNews Online

myNews Online brings you headlines from around the world on a variety of topics. New headlines are added each hour. By default, myNews Online shows you headlines from the Australian News channel, but there are dozens of other channels you can choose from to suit your interests.

 

Viewing a story

  1. From the myNews Online module, select the link labeled More beside the headline for the story you want to view. A new window appears showing the full text of the story. The my.UQ window remains open in the background.
  2. When you are finished reading the story, close or minimise the new window to return to the my.UQ window.

 

Personalising myNews Online content

There are dozens of news channels you can choose from to suit your interests.

  1. Select the personalise icon (add module icon) next to myNews Online. A pop-up window appears, displaying the list of available news channels.
  2. Select the news channels you want to receive, and deselect the ones you don't want.
  3. Click Update channels to apply your changes. The pop-up window closes, and myPage refreshes to display your new selections.

 

Personalising myNews Online display settings

You can change the number of headlines displayed under myNews Online.

  1. Select the personalise tab at the top of myPage. The personalise page appears.
  2. Edit the settings under myNews Online Options.
  3. Click Save changes to apply your new settings.
  4. To return to myPage, select the myPage tab from the top of the page.

 

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Using myWeather

Weather shows you today's weather in Australian cities. The weather data is updated several times each day from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. You can select what cities you want to appear in your myWeather module.

 

Personalising myWeather content

  1. Select the personalise icon (add module icon) next to myWeather. A pop-up window appears, showing the list of available cities.
  2. Select the cities for which you want to see weather details, and deselect the ones you don't want.
  3. Click Save Selections to apply your changes. The pop-up window closes, and myPage refreshes to display your new selections.

 

Personalising myWeather display settings

You can change the number of rows and columns displayed under Weather.

  1. Select the personalise tab at the top of myPage. The personalise page appears.
  2. Edit the settings under myWeather Options.
  3. Click Save changes to apply your new settings.
  4. To return to myPage, select the myPage tab from the top of the page.

 

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Using myLinks

myLinks allows you to keep your own set of web bookmarks on my.UQ.

 

Adding a link

  1. From the myLinks module, select the personalise icon (add module icon). A pop-up window appears.
  2. Enter information about your new link.
  3. Click Add Link to create the new link. The pop-up window closes, and myPage refreshes to display your new link.

 

Modifying a link

  1. From the myLinks module, select the edit (edit) icon beside the link you want to modify. A pop-up window appears showing the link's details.
  2. Enter the new information, and select the Save button. The pop-up window closes, and myPage refreshes to display your changes.

 

Deleting a link

  1. From the myLinks module, select edit (edit) icon beside the link you want to delete. A pop-up window appears showing the link's details.
  2. Select the Delete button, and confirm the deletion when prompted. The pop-up window closes, and myPage refreshes to display your changes.

 

Personalising myLinks display settings

You can change the number of links displayed under myLinks.

  1. Select the personalise tab at the top of myPage. The personalise page appears.
  2. Edit the settings under myLinks Options.
  3. Click Save changes to apply your new settings.
  4. To return to myPage, select the myPage tab from the top of the page.
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Using myNewsgroups

myNewsgroups lets you subscribe to, and gives you quick access to your own set of newsgroups in my.UQ. You'll find Newsgroups under Channels in the menu on the lefthand side.

 

Searching for a newsgroup

You can search for a newsgroup by topic of interest

  1. From the Channels menu on the left of myPage, click on Newsgroups.
  2. Enter your search term or keyword in the Search box (eg computers, music) on the left hand menu.
  3. Click Go.
  4. A list of the newsgroups which contain your search term or keyword will be returned.
  5. To subscribe to a Newsgroup, click Subscribe.

 

Browsing Newsgroups

You can browse UQ Newsgroups, or All Newsgroups search for a newsgroup by topic of interest

  1. From the Channels menu on the left of myPage, click on Newsgroups.
  2. From the browse menu on the lefthand side, click on All Newsgroups, or UQ newsgroups.
  3. A list of newsgroups or newsgroup category folders will be returned. Newsgroups will have a Subscribe link to the right of them.
  4. The Newsgroup category folders must be expanded to display the newsgroups within them. Click on the newsgroup folder name to expand the folder.
  5. To subscribe to a Newsgroup, click Subscribe.

 

Subscribing to a Newsgroup

  1. From the list of newsgroups returned from the search or browse, screen, just click on the subscribe link to the right of the newsgroup name.
  2. If there is no subscribe link, click on the newsgroup folder name until you get to the individual newsgroups.
  3. Newsgroups to which you have subscribed will have Subscribed beside them, as well as appearing in your Subscribed Newsgroups list on the menu to the left of the screen.

 

Display the messages in a Newsgroup

  1. If you have chosen to have your subscribed newsgroups displayed on myPage, just click on the link to that newsgroup. To have myNewsgroups displayed on myPage , see Personalising myNewsgroups
  2. Or, you can select Newsgroups at the bottom of the menu on the left of myPage.
  3. The newsgroups to which you are subscribed are listed in your Subscribed Newsgroups list on the menu to the left of the screen.
  4. Just click on the relevant newsgroup to display its messages.

 

Organising the messages in a Newsgroup

You can sort messages in a Newsgroup in a variety of ways. The default display is by date, with the latest listed first.

To sort messages by thread:

  1. Click on thread at the top of the message list.
  2. Messages will be grouped according to their topic or thread, and by date, with the latest first within each thread.

To sort messages by author:

  1. Click on author at the top of the message list.
  2. Messages will be sorted in alphabetical order of the author's name as it appears in the message.

 

To sort messages by subject:

 

  1. Click on subject at the top of the message list.
  2. Messages will be sorted alphabetically by the first word of the message title.

 

To re-sort messages by date:

 

  1. Click on date at the top of the message list.
  2. Messages will be sorted by date, with the latest at the top.

 

Navigating around Newsgroups

You can follow a particular topic or thread in your newsgroup.

  1. Open up a message by clicking on the message link.
  2. To go to the previous message on that topic, click on Previous in thread.
  3. To go to the next message on that topic, click on Next in thread.

At the bottom of the screen, clicking on Click here to go back, will take you back to the previous page displayed on your screen.

To go back to the list of messages in the newsgroup, click on that newsgroup link in the Subscribed Newsgroups list in the menu to the bottom left of myPage.

To view the messages in another Newsgroup, click on the link for that newsgroup in the Subscribed Newsgroups list in the menu to the bottom left of myPage.

 

Removing a Newsgroup

In the list on the menu on the lefthand side of the myNewsgroups page, click on the ['-' icon] to the right of the newsgroup to which you no longer wish to be subscribed. The newsgroup will be removed from your Subscribed Newsgroups list, and from the myNewsgroup section on myPage.

 

Posting messages in a Newsgroup

To post a new message or thread:

  1. Open the newsgroup to which you wish to post a message.
  2. Click on Post Message..
  3. A dialogue box will appear in which you enter your message details.
  4. Click on send to post your message.

 

To reply to an existing message or thread:

  1. Open the message to which you wish to contribute a reply.
  2. Click on Click here to post a reply..
  3. A dialogue box will appear with the original message, and in which you can enter your reply details.
  4. Click on send to post your reply.

To reply to an individual:

  1. Open the message to which you wish to contribute a reply.
  2. Click on the email address of the author.
  3. This will open up whichever email client you have been using.
  4. Compose and send your message in the usual way.

NB. This message will not get posted to the Newsgroup

Personalising myNewsgroups

You can change the display of myNewsgroups.

  1. Select the Personalise tab at the top of myPage.
  2. The Personalise page appears.
  3. Edit the settings under myNewsgroups Options.
  4. Click Save changes to apply your new settings.
  5. My.UQwill make the changes and refresh the myPage screen
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myShares allows you to create a set of links to current share prices as displayed on www.yahoo.com.

 

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In UQ Postcards you can email postcards featuring UQ photos to friends and family members.

Simply enter your message on the form provided to generate an e-postcard to send to a friend. You must supply an email address in the Send to field. When you are finished, select Preview at the bottom. You'll be able to preview your message as well as select a photo to be sent with it.

 

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Security and Privacy

Security and privacy are important concerns for my.UQ. We've done our best to ensure that no one else can access your information. The rest is up to you.

 

How you can prevent others from accessing your account

The most important factor in my.UQ's security is how you use it. Here are some tips for preventing others from accessing your my.UQ account:

  1. Sign out as soon as you are finished using my.UQ by selecting sign out from the top right or bottom left of the page. (If your session is inactive for fifteen minutes, you will be automatically signed out, but it is always a good idea to sign yourself out.)
  2. Never let anyone know your password.
  3. Choose a secure password. Make it at least eight characters long. Donít use your name or something that would be easy to guess. Donít choose a word that can be found in the dictionary. The best passwords include a mix of upper and lowercase letters, as well as numbers and non-alphanumeric characters.
  4. Change your password regularly.

 

How my.UQ prevents others from accessing your account

my.UQ includes the following built-in security measures:

  1. When you log in with your username and password, the kerberos authentication system identifies you and ensures that you are an authorised user of my.UQ.
  2. All information you submit to my.UQ, including your username and password, is encrypted using 40bit SSL.
  3. my.UQ holds a Class 3 Authentication Certificate from eSign, Australia's member of the VeriSign trust network. Because of this certificate, you can have confidence when you log into my.UQ that you are actually interacting with my.UQ and not a pretender web site.
  4. Your my.UQ session is automatically terminated when you have been inactive for 15 minutes, and your browser window is returned to the my.UQ login screen.

 

Privacy of your personal information

my.UQ respects the privacy of your personal information. Your privacy is protected in the following ways:

  1. my.UQ complies with the University of Queensland's Privacy Management Policy.
  2. my.UQ allows you to determine whether your personal details (name, email address, UQ telephone number) will be available to other my.UQ users when performing a search of the my.UQ address book in myMail. If you want to be "unlisted", select the personalise tab, and edit the settings under myPrivacy.