Have you ever come on to your Reference Desk shift after someone, went to the GopherMail page to check your e-mail, only to find out that you've been automatically logged in to your colleague's inbox? This has happened to me twice in the last week and several times before.
For your security, make sure that your University log-in information is cleared from the browser's cache. There are a few ways to do this:
- The University's logout window/button, which is generally made available in a separate browser window whenever you use your x500.
- The internet browser's "clear cache" function.
- In FireFox, go to Tools: Clear Private Data and check all boxes, including "Cookies"
- In Internet Explorer, Tools: Internet Options: General Tab: Browsing History: Delete and delete passwords or all browsing history (not sure why we'd need anything else anyway)
To help me remember to log out, I use this set up when I'm on the Reference Desk: Firefox is set up to clear private data after all windows have been closed. If you do all of your browsing on Firefox, DeskTracker will also be on Firefox, so you probably won't close all windows when your shift ends (leaving DeskTracker open for the next person). Use Internet Explorer instead for DeskTracker and Firefox for all else, including Email.