In an effort to reduce the risk of phishing and spam emails, OIT will enable two email security features on December 15, 2020 at 9 A.M.

  1. The first is called Subject Tagging. This will add [External] to the subject line of email messages that originate from outside the domain. Mailing list and email services that have already been designated as trusted will not be affected. Only the appearance (the subject line), and not the delivery, of the email message will change.
  2. The second measure is to reduce the amount of spoofed emails. A spoofed email is a message that appears to originate from a email address but is not from an approved UAH email server. This change will increase the likelihood that any spoofed email will be marked as spam whether the email is sent to a UAH email account or outside account.

OIT has been testing both of these changes for the past 6 months. During this time, many services were identified that were designated as trusted.

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