Spam Filtering

Overview

Spam filtering protects incoming and outgoing email from malware and spam.  

Available To

Staff, Faculty, Students and Affiliates

Features

  • Office365 Online Protection is used as a cloud service that filters email for our Office365 environment.
  • Unsolicited spam and malware is either dropped or filtered to quarantine and remains external to the College network.
  • Our Office365 email environment is protected from receiving email-borne viruses and other malicious code by the service’s use of multiple antivirus engines and heuristic detection.
  • Daily quarantine summary emails are sent to notify the mailbox owner of quarantined email.  Recipients may opt to release quarantined email to their inbox and report it as not junk from the summary email
  • Spam messages that are quarantined are retained by the service for 15 days to ensure access to the recipient when a message is not spam.
  • Outgoing email is filtered to protect against the possibility of spam and malware being sent by a compromised account.

Getting Started

  • Every Office365 email mailbox is automatically configured to use the spam filter service. 
  • Refer to the Knowledge Base resources under Email & Calendar for more information.