ITU recently sent out an email with a subject of:
"Password expirations to begin August 7, 2011"
This email is legitimate and is not a phishing atttempt - although it
might be somewhat incomplete and potentially confusing. Below are some
On August 7, the login password for:
will change from the current password to your GMU netID password (the
one for PatriotWeb and email). However, to access the systems above
after Sunday, August 7, you must change your GMU password to force the
new password to be sent to those systems.
To change your password, go to:
and select option 2 - then follow the prompts. You will also have to go
through a security awareness quiz which is required by the Commonwealth
Please remember that you will have to reset your password on any client
(Outlook, Thunderbird, iPhone, iPad, etc.) you use to read gmu.edu email.
If you don't use INB or the other applications, you do NOT have to do
anything at this time. However, later this month GMU will begin a
process that will force all email passwords to change every 6 months.
They will send out password expiration warnings when that process begins
and then every 6 months.
Please contact me if you have any questions about this. Please contact
ITU Support at 993-8870 if you have any problems with the password
change process or with accessing INB, etc.
Jonathan Goldman Volgenau School of Engineering
Director of Computing Resources George Mason University
(703) 993-3506 4400 University Dr. MSN 4A3
fax (703) 993-3977 Fairfax, VA 22030-4444