New anti phishing tool now in use

Posted on February 13th, 2009 by

Earlier this week we started using a new tool to fight against phishing email.  A group of higher ed email administrators has put together a list of email addresses used for phishing. As new addresses are discovered, they are added to the list.  We have modified our email server to quarantine any email sent to a Gustavus account that comes from or has a reply-to containing any of the email addresses on that list.

Our hope is that this will significantly cut down on the number of phishing messages reaching users mailboxes.  If you do get a phishing email in your inbox, please forward it to noc@gac.edu so we can get the address added to our list.  That way all the others can benefit from it as well.

You can visit the anti phishing email reply website for more information.

 

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