Spam

Spam is unsolicited junk email, normally with advertising content. This bulk email is usually sent to a list gathered by legal or illegal means from subscribers to a website distribution list.

HOW TO AVOID SPAM

  • Never agree to receive postings about products or interests.
  • Never reply to unsolicited email with a "remove" request, or click an "unsubscribe" link, as this only validates to a spammer or "list broker" that your address is current.
  • Do not give personal information to an unprotected online service's member directory.
  • Set anti-spam filters with your mail program (Gmail performs this task automatically, for Outlook see Outlook Junk Email Filter). 
  • Use separate accounts for personal use.
  • Do not resend chain letters, requests or dubious virus alerts.
  • Do not follow links in emails from unknown senders.

IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE RECEIVED A SPAM EMAIL

TU regularly blocks spam emails, but some may still get through to your inbox. Help OTS by taking the following actions when receiving suspicious emails:

  • Do not respond to the email
  • Delete the email

SPAM RESOURCES

The Office of Information Security encourages the campus to learn more about spam and how to recognize it.

 

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