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Wednesday August 23 2017
Information Technology Services

Preventing Spam

Some spam e-mail is inevitable, but there are things you can do to limit spammers' access to your e-mail address. Here is a collection of resources provided by U-M and others.

U-M Antispam Resources

Spam, Phishing, and Suspicious Email
Explains what spam is, alternatives to spamming, how to report spam, and more.
ITS: How to get off e-mail lists
Abandoned or unused e-mail lists can unnecessarily expose users to additional spam. This site describes how to unsubscribe from mCommunity mailing lists.
E-mail blocking currently done at mail gateway
Describes how our mail servers block e-mail that does not conform to Internet standards.

External Antispam Resources

Fight Spam on the Internet!
Advocates for the reduction of spam through responsible behavior, polictical action, and law enforcement.
Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email (CAUCE)
Advocates for a legislative solution to the problem of spam.
Spam Laws
Provides the text of laws related to the distribution of spam.

Related Resources

Information Technology Security Services Office
The Information Technology Security Services Office provided University-wide IT security education, monitoring, and incident response.
E-mail virus filtering done at mail gateway
Describes how our mail servers block e-mail messages that contain virus infected attachments.