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