How wonderful to see this! Alerted to this via Eugene Tay. Click to view or download the 6.7mb two-page guide sheet. There is even a suggested emcee script to emphasise the message! Will send this to all our ICCS Organisers too.
Source: MEWR page.
NUS PEACE is a group of passionate undergraduates in NUS who manage our campus cats, organise the therapy dogs visit to campus (and perhaps cats in future too), raise awareness about animal welfare issues through talks and symposia and organise shelter visits regularly to help with maintenance, fund-raising and to bathe and walk the dogs there.
Read about what they do at their webpage at http://blog.nus.edu.sg/nuspeace/. It is a great community of undergrads who do something for animals. To join them, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are told they need to check their NUS emails for critical messages from modules. Yesterday, my honours student was unaware of a briefing email to TAs sent a day before. I was surprised as she is very efficient on Gmail and LINE with me.
So she looked sheepish when we found it in her NUS student exchange inbox from the afternoon before. However, as I examined her inbox, I marvelled at the clutter present in there. No wonder she is hesitant about venturing into her student account.
So I showed her two things:
1) Unsubscribe from irrelevant NUS groups.
She was on 30+ lists (we had removed a few before I grabbed this screen shot). She purged herself of all but two. Not all were active, but a few certainly were, and enough to
suffocate her inhibit efficient use.
All she had to do was to go to https://groups.nus.edu.sg/NUSgroups/, login (nusstu\userid or if staff, nusstf\userid) and enter her password.
2) Delete twice-daily spam digests from NoSpamMail@nus.edu.sg
All of us in NUS are subscribed to Proofpoint Protection Server, an anti-spam service. It delivers a spam-digest email into our inbox twice a day. This so you can check for false positives but these are rare, so I was essentially being exposed to junk mail subject lines twice a day. This delivery cannot be customised so I am ironically getting spammed by my own anti-spam protection!
NUS IT Care will talk to the vendor. In the meantime, I told my students they could archive the emails from NoSpamMail@nus.edu.sg to a separate folder, and keep their inboxes clutter free – and now read the emails from their professors instead.
In my account, I set a rule which deletes the spam digests so I never ever have to see them. I can check for false positives at the server directly perhaps once a month. Or perhaps not at all – I can barely keep up with regular emails.
We barely have time to think. And inboxes are a stressful necessity in our fast-paced lives. So any method to relieve us of unwanted messages is a boon. Or maybe like my student, stop reading inboxes altogether.