Unwanted and unsolicited email, otherwise known as spam, is on average 78% of all email sent. To reduce the amount of spam coming into our inboxes, spam filters have been put in place on MIT's email system.
Most malware attacks today occur through a combination of spam and compromised web pages. Interacting with spam can put your personal information at risk as well as download a virus to your machine that may spread to other computers on the network.
- Spam Quarantine: Catches most spam and deletes it after two weeks; false positives can be "released" from quarantine by the user
- Spam Quarantine Summary: Summary of mail identified as spam is sent to your inbox every day
- "Bad Senders" lists: Prevents spammers by adding the email address or domain to a list
- "Good Senders" lists: Ensures "good" email always get through
- Language settings: Specify your preferred language
MIT personal certificate
- Exchange: Symantec Brightmail Gateway for Exchange Email
- IMAP: Symantec Brightmail Gateway for IMAP Email
If you are not sure which email system you use, see: How do I tell if my email is on the Exchange email server or the IMAP email server?