June 1, 2012
ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO (Excluding Health System)
Spam email messages create communication overload and waste our time. To combat these email messages, Administrative Computing and Telecommunications (ACT) in March 2010 announced the deployment of an anti- spam tool. The UCSD Spam Preferences Tool offers members of the campus community a choice of three options - tag, quarantine or delete - to manage identified spam messages. Although many of us have been using the tool since its availability, a significant number of faculty, staff and students have not taken advantage of it yet. This results in continued spam complaints and compromised accounts when people fall victim to phishing campaigns.
To ensure greater protection from incoming spam and phishing email messages, beginning June 5 ACT will set the "quarantine" anti-spam option for faculty, staff and student accounts (excluding those managed by Academic Computing and Media Services) that have no anti-spam option selected. If you have already selected an anti-spam option, no change will be made. For more information and instructions on using the Spam Preferences Tool, please visit http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/spam.
The Spam Preferences tool is available to all faculty, staff, and students who use the @ucsd.edu email address domain. If your department uses an alternate email address domain, please speak with your systems administrator about possible anti-spam options.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the ACT Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-534-1853.