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Upcoming email changes to take advantage of Office 365 - June through Fall

Starting in June and continuing into the fall, McGill IT Services will be making the following changes to optimize our email processes and gain the full benefits of moving to Email on Office 365: 1) New management of redirects Starting mid-June, all users will have a new way to self-manage redirects from their @mail.mcgill.ca and @mcgill.ca email addresses to other email services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, or McGill departmental servers).

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Published on : 24 May 2017

RESOLVED: Problem with anti-spam system causing delays in email

Update - Wednesday, Sept. 28. 2016: The problem described below was resolved of 10:15 today. Email delivery is back to normal. Original announcement: There is currently a problem with McGill’s anti-spam system, which is causing delays in processing incoming messages from outside McGill.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, Students, Anti-Spam, email
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Published on : 27 Sep 2016

Changes to McGill’s Anti-Spam Filtering

Due to the increasing prominence of phishing and malware threats, McGill IT Services will be making some changes to the Anti-Spam Filtering Service. On Monday, May 16, 2016, we will lower the threshold of messages that are considered spam and quarantined.  This means, unless you have opted-out of the anti-spam quarantine system, more email messages may be blocked from reaching your Inbox.  We anticipate only about a 1% increase in the number of messages detected as spam.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, Anti-Spam, phishing
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Published on : 12 May 2016

Implications of Canada’s new Anti-Spam Law

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@lists.mcgill.ca.

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Published on : 02 Jul 2014

Emails requesting continued subscription to mailing lists – due to Canadian Anti-Spam Law

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.

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Published on : 27 Jun 2014

Changes to McGill's Anti-spam System (https://junkmail.mcgill.ca)

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 If you have not "opted out"  of the Anti-spam quarantine system or "unsubscribed" from the daily digest, you should receive daily notifications from

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Published on : 29 May 2014

New warning notices when emails cannot be scanned by McGill's Antispam system

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

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, Students, Anti-Spam, email
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Published on : 11 Dec 2013