To reduce the amount of spam coming into our inboxes, IS&T has put filters in place on MIT's email system via the Symantec Messaging Gateway (SMG) service.
Most malware attacks 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.
Benefits and key features
- Spam message quarantine for each user: Spam quarantine catches most spam and deletes it after two weeks; you can release false positives from quarantine.
- A spam summary is sent to your inbox every day.
- Prevent spammers by adding them to a Bad Senders list; ensure that valid email always gets through via your Good Senders list.