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Welcome to the NEW Website

posted Sep 16, 2012, 12:19 PM by Simon Shupp   [ updated Sep 17, 2012, 10:15 AM by Simon Shupp ]
Our email service has been fully restored, and transferred to the new services.
All existing email accounts have been transferred, and those users have been given new password and login information.

The mailing lists & have also been transferred, and are now linked to the new message boards, now refereed to as discussion groups.
These discussion groups, have limited access, board members have access to the board group, and the members group, regular DSES members only have access to the members discussion groups. Any emails sent to these two groups, via or, will also post a corresponding discussion on the web based discussion groups. This also works via mobile devices, just send an email from your phone. Posts to the web based groups, will also send an email. Links for users to opt out of discussions/email lists are included in every email.

The discussion groups may be accessed with the following link click on "My Groups" to see them.

I encourage all board members, and those working on DSES projects, to request a email address for their use.
Click Here to request a DSES email address, if you do not already have one.

The website transfer, however, did not go as smoothly as I had anticipated, and is still being worked on.
In the mean time, please use the following link to access the new website.

The new services, are provided by Google services, this allows us access to several new features and functionality, as well as single sign on to a vast array of new services.
Below is an overview of many of the benefits of using these services.

Google Apps includes dozens of critical security features specifically designed to keep your data safe, secure and in your control. Your data belongs to you, and Apps tools enable you to control it, including who you share it with and how you share it. Our data center network provides exceptional security and guarantees* reliable access to your data, 24x7x365.25 (that’s right: no rest, even on leap years).

Your work is always backed up

While you work, all your critical data is automatically backed up on Google servers. So when accidents happen – if your computer crashes or gets stolen – you can be up and running again in seconds.

You own and control your data

When you put your data in Google Apps, you still own it, and it says just that in our contracts. Apps’ powerful, easy-to-use tools help administrators manage things like users, documents and services, and keep track of usage and data via dashboards.

Increased security and reliability

Our data centers are designed and built for our applications and don’t include unnecessary hardware or software. This reduces the number of potentially exploitable vulnerabilities. We guarantee 99.9% uptime*and build-in robust disaster recovery, so you don’t even have to worry about natural disasters.

Strong encryption and authentication

Google Apps offers an extra layer of security with two factor authentication, which greatly reduces the risk of hackers stealing usernames and passwords. We also automatically encrypt browser sessions with SSL for Apps users without the need for VPNs or other costly, cumbersome infrastructure. This helps protect your data as it travels between your browser and our data centers.

Stay connected from anywhere

With Google Apps, all your work is automatically saved in the cloud. You’ll have access to your email, calendar, documents, and sites and be able to work securely, no matter where you are in the world and what device you're on.

Access your work from any device with a web browser – your computer, phone or tablet – and stay productive even when you’re away from the office. Need to attend a meeting from your kid’s soccer game? Edit a spreadsheet while at the airport waiting for a flight? Respond to an email from a hotel business center computer? Google Apps makes it easy to stay connected to projects you’re working on and the people you work with, no matter where you are or what device you’re using.

Google Apps helps you and your team work faster and smarter by making it easy for everyone – employees, partners, vendors, anyone – to collaborate effortlessly across teams, companies and locations.

Google Apps lets you share and edit many types of files – docs, spreadsheets, presentations and more – in real time. Forget all the time-wasting email back and forth over multiple file versions; storing docs in the cloud means everyone automatically has the latest version of any file. Doesn’t that make sense?

Work together in real time

With Google Docs, just share with a couple of clicks and every member of your team has access to the right version of any document, spreadsheet or presentation. Everyone can jump in and make edits at the same time. No more back-and-forth email attachments and versions that you can’t keep track of.

Work together across distance

Work with your colleagues like you’re in the same room – even if you’re on opposite sides of the world. You can arrange impromptu video chats right from your Gmail inbox or jump into the same document and edit it together as if you’re sitting at the same computer.

Work together across organizations

Google Apps helps you work with your partners, vendors and customers just like you would with your colleagues. Do things like schedule meetings, share docs, hold video chats and create project sites with people outside your company.

Additions benefits, include internal private messaging, live video/phone conferencing & chat, and mobile device capabilities.

Thank you for your time, and patience as we work through these changes.

Simon Shupp

Webmaster, Deep Space Exploration Society