Anti-Spam Quarantine System has been implemented for McGill staff


On Feb. 20, 2008, most McGill staff email addresses ending in were automatically opted into the McGill Anti-Spam Quarantine method, and users were subscribed to receive the daily quarantine digest.

All emails coming from outside McGill are currently filtered by the McGill Anti-Spam System using either the quarantine or tag and pass methods. The quarantine method keeps messages that are considered likely to be spam on a quarantine site, instead of delivering them to your Inbox.

The daily quarantine digest is an email listing all messages that have been quarantined since the last digest. You can click on messages within the digest to get them delivered to your Inbox if you wish.

The anti-spam quarantine site ( provides extensive features for viewing and delivering quarantined messages, blocking selected senders, approving selected senders, and more. Although it is not recommended, you can also opt out of the quarantine system via this website; in this case, all email will be treated using the tag and pass method described in the anti-spam article below and delivered to your Inbox.

For additional details on how the McGill Anti-Spam System works refer to the "Anti-spam System" article in the "Email & Calendaring" section of the IT Services website.

Note: Affiliates, Student and Alumni email addresses ending in "" were already opted into the quarantine system and were not affected by this change.

If you have questions, please contact the ICS Service Desk at Support [dot] IST [at] mcgill [dot] ca.