To establish a policy for proper use of ITSS email systems (GroupWise and U-Mail) by taking preventive measures against the proliferation of Spam.
This policy applies to all University staff, faculty, administrators, officers and students (collectively, "users") using ITSS email systems and to the staff who administer those systems.
Spam is unsolicited commercial email sent in bulk over the Internet. SPAM is also known as junk mail.
ITSS has the authority and responsibility to manage, control, and delete SPAM in e-mail systems it administers to prevent the unnecessary or inappropriate use of UND computer and network resources through the receipt and transmission of SPAM e-mail. ITSS must take all appropriate measures to assure timely transmission, receipt and sending of e-mail not identified as SPAM.
ITSS will develop, publish and maintain procedures to implement this policy.
In order to prevent email from known spammers from entering ITSS email, ITSS systems shall use control measures, which may include but will not necessarily be limited to labeling, filters and use of subscription SPAM identification systems.
ITSS shall take all reasonable steps to utilize methods which minimize the blocking of email which is not Spam.
Subject contains a version of drug name like 'cialis' or ‘viagra’ or ‘levitra’ etc….
E-mail date is earlier then delivered date
E-mail sent by mail server with no name
Subject contains key words like ‘GUARANTEED’ or ‘Your Family’ or ‘life insurance’ etc…
Subject is indicative of a Nigerian spam
URL contains username and (optional) password
E-mail sender is listed in 'blacklist'
Questions, concerns or additional information about these procedures should be directed to the ITSS Help Desk, 777-2222 or ITSSHelp@mail.und.edu.