Reminder: 30 Minute Timeout for Office 365 Beginning 8/10

Posted August 3rd, 2017 at 8:00 am.

Beginning Thursday, August 10th Office 365 (webmail) will time out after 30 minutes of inactivity. This means that if you have your email or calendar open in a web browser and haven’t used it in 30 minutes, it will log you out and you will need to log in again before using them.

Over the past year, LITS has been aligning session timeouts for core College systems to recommended practice for responsible risk management. Office 365 is the final system to change. This enhancement helps to safeguard your privacy and sensitive College data if you forget to log out of your account on a public computer.

This 30 minute timeout does not affect local clients (i.e. the Outlook desktop client), sync clients (i.e Mail and Calendar on iOS), or Skype sessions.

Contact the Help Desk with questions:, 610-526-7440,

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