University launches advanced email spam protection

University launches advanced email spam protection

By UM News

University launches advanced email spam protection

By UM News
A new email security system automatically will place questionable messages in a quarantine folder for 30 days.

To better protect the University of Miami community from potential email threats, the University’s information technology department has implemented an advanced email protection system from Microsoft.

One of the tools within this system—quarantine—is used by Microsoft to determine if an email has a high likelihood of being spam. If the message is suspected to be spam, Microsoft automatically places the message inside the quarantine box.

Students and faculty and staff members are encouraged to check their quarantine folder on a regular basis, because messages that are not spam may be inadvertently quarantined by the system. Members of the University community have access to, can view, and can manage their quarantined messages at miami.edu/quarantine. Messages will remain in quarantine for 30 days, after which point they will be permanently deleted. Students, faculty, and staff members can also opt in to receive a spam digest, which provides a list of their quarantined emails.

For additional information about this email protection system, including how to view and manage your quarantined messages, visit https://my.it.miami.edu/wda/news/access-suspected-spam-messages.