External Sender Disclaimer Added to Email

Enterprise Services is implementing a new feature in the email system that should make emails from external senders easier to recognize. Starting Thursday , July 27th, a message will be prepended to the body of all incoming email from external senders.

The message reads: “EXTERNAL SENDER. Only open links and attachments from known senders. DO NOT provide your username or password.”

This message is designed as a subtle reminder to always use caution when opening emails from unknown or external senders. Emails from official university systems will not contain this disclaimer. Be wary of any emails that appear to come from systems at Tech but have this disclaimer attached.

Adding this disclaimer is part of an effort to combat spam and phishing emails. Each semester, many students, faculty, and staff respond to spam and phishing emails compromising their account security. This message should be a constant reminder not to share your password with anyone for any reason. The Office of Information Systems will never ask for your password.

If you have any questions, please contact the Campus Support Center at campussupport@atu.edu or 479.968.0646.