On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, from approximately 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, McGill's Anti-spam service (junkmail.mcgill.ca) will be shut down in order to perform maintenance.
To conform with Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), coming into effect July 1, 2014, McGill IT Services is increasing efforts to reduce the risk of spam on our mailing lists. We have tightened the regulations on the two types of email distribution lists currently supported.
1) LISTSERV mailing lists are those with addresses of the form xxx [at] lists [dot] mcgill [dot] ca.
You may recently have received one or more emails requesting that you click a link to "Continue receiving promotions" from an organization or commercial company. As of July 1, 2014 the Canadian government will pass new anti-spam legislation (CASL), which imposes severe penalties for organizations that do not abide by the laws concerning mailing lists.
As of Monday, June 2, 2014, changes will be made to McGill's Anti-spam system in order to better protect the McGill community from phishing attempts and other email fraud. The new settings may cause some messages to be falsely identified as spam and quarantined (blocked from your Inbox).
How to know if messages sent to your Inbox have been quarantined
Beginning on December 12, 2013, McGill's Anti-spam system will prepend a notice to warn you when an email cannot be scanned; this is in addition to changing the Subject of the email, which is the current practice. The prepended notice will also contain a brief description of why the email could not be scanned.
There are a few reasons why email messages cannot be scanned by the Antispam system, including if the email:
- is encrypted and password-protected or it contains an attachment that is password-protected.
- contains an attachment th