Update - October 4, 2017
All faculty and staff accounts were successfully switched to the Office 365 spam protection.

Update - September 18, 2017
Faculty and staff accounts will be make the switch to Office 365 spam protection starting on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

Original announcement - July 27, 2017
In order to take full advantage of the features of Email on Office 365, IT Services will be replacing our anti-spam quarantine system with Office 365’s anti-spam protection features. 

Classified as: Anti-Spam, email
Published on: 27 Jul 2017

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 and email addresses to other email services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, or McGill departmental servers).

Classified as: email, Anti-Spam, Antivirus
Published on: 24 May 2017

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.

Classified as: Anti-Spam, LISTSERV, Email distribution lists
Published on: 2 Jul 2014

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.

Classified as: Anti-Spam, phishing
Published on: 27 Jun 2014

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:

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