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Another phishing email

A phishing email with
Subject: TORONTO.EDU: EMAIL ABUSE WARNING!!!
and claiming to come
From: Help...@math.toronto.edu <Jham...@imt.net>
has been sent to the department.
Please delete it, it is spam.

More email blacklisting

Due to the continual spam received from certain domains we have started directing email from many sites ending in dealticker.com, videoblogsensation.com, and 163.com to the SuspectedSpam folder automatically, with a label that says [BLACKLISTED].  If you need to receive email from these sites please let us know and you can whitelist the required addresses (see our Email and Spam Filtering webpage for more information).

UTmail+ outage this weekend

The University’s email system for students, called UTmail+, has a scheduled service outage this weekend. After clicking on the UTmail+ link on the University’s system status page (http://www.systemstatus.utoronto.ca/) you will currently see:

The service outage will begin on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. with service restored on or before Sunday, October 13.

The departmental email will not be affected (except if you try to mail to an address like u...@mail.utoronto.ca of course).

Another phishing email

A phishing email with
Subject: Department of Mathematics – ## all Mail-hub systems#
and claiming to come
From: University of Toronto <nore...@math.toronto.edu>
has been sent to the department.
Please delete it, it is spam.

Another phishing email

A phishing email with
Subject: ***Math.toronto.edu Incoming EMails Pending***
and claiming to come
From: ITHe...@math.toronto.edu <rwyk...@cogeco.ca>
has been sent to the department.
Please delete it, it is spam.

Email blacklisting

Due to the continual spam (often concerning LED lighting sales) received from certain domains we have started directing email from many sites ending in icp.net and icp.cc to the SuspectedSpam folder automatically, with a label that says [BLACKLISTED].  If you need to receive email from these sites please let us know and you can whitelist the required addresses (see our Email and Spam Filtering webpage for more information).

Mail server is working again

The spam filter software installation took much less time than expected and everything seems to have been back to normal before 8am.

 

Mail server is now down

The spam filter software upgrade has begun.

 

Mail server downtime starting at 7am on Wednesday March 6, 2013

The departmental mail server will be unavailable starting at 7am on Wednesday (March 6, 2013) morning for an update to the spam filter software.  We expect that it will be back by 9am and will post status updates here if there are changes.

 

Another phishing email

A phishing email with Subject:

Mail: Respond Immediately!!

and claiming to come From:

University of Toronto <ysu...@fordham.edu>

has been sent to the department.  Please delete it, it is spam.