September 20, 2016 @ 03:35 pm
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is committed to keeping your email account free of SPAM, phishing scams, viruses, and malware. Auburn has invested in a new product to help with this effort, which will be implemented on September 27th.
An open forum was held on September 15th to demo this product and the upcoming changes. This has also been communicated through Auburn News, social media, the OIT website, and the three employee governance groups. For details about how junk mail will be handled beginning September 27th, visit the SPAM and Email Security website.
OIT and Distributed IT Providers have been testing this product for a few months and have witnessed a much reduced amount of SPAM and messages with security vulnerabilities, such as viruses and phishing attempts, getting through the system. The biggest change you may need to adjust to is periodically checking the "Junk E-Mail" folder for messages that may have accidentally been placed there by the spam filter. The website above has instructions on how to deal with this, if it occurs.