Frequently-Asked Questions

Frequently-Asked Questions

We are constantly updating our FAQs and how-to guides. If there is something you think is worth documenting or if your query is not listed below, please call us on +353 (0)21 490 2120 or email us at helpdesk@ucc.ie, and we will add it to our repository.


What operating systems are supported in the Helpdesk?

  • Windows 7
  • Mac OS X 10.7 /10.8 / 10.9
  • Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad)
  • Google Android

What software services are supported in the Helpdesk?

  • F-secure Antivirus
  • UCC Email (desktop Outlook and Outlook Web Access)
  • Campus wireless access, Eduroam, Edugate
  • User accounts and password resets
  • Desktop/laptop lifecycle management (PC purchases)

How do I find my IP address?

Getting your IP Address (Windows XP) (254kB)

How do I back up and restore my data?

Backup and Restore using Windows 7 (941kB)

How do I change my email password in Outlook Web Access (OWA)?

Resetting your password through OWA (481kB) 

How do I check my Windows 7 system for viruses with FSecure?

Running a Full FSecure Scan Windows 7 (605kB) 

How can I save Outlook email to my computer (PST files)

What is SPAM?

Spam is the name by which unsolicited junk emails are known. They are the equivalent of unwanted marketing letters or junk mail that you get in the post. In UCC, emails pass through spam identification software in order to identify as best as possible what email is junk. In UCC the software used for this is called SpamAssassin.

How do I set up a SPAM filter in Outlook?

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