Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - Almanac Vol. 52, No. 30
Unsolicited commercial e-mail, commonly referred to as "spam", has risen exponentially in recent years and now accounts for 40-65% of all e-mail traffic. Spam is a problem for anyone with an email account.
Spam messages can be quite annoying or offensive. They can include attachments and URLs that, if clicked on, can install viruses or worms on your computer. Also, spam uses up your e-mail quota and the amount of spam may overwhelm legitimate email, making legitimate e-mail harder to locate.
At Penn, each School’s mail server offers a spam filter but these filters differ in how they are used and managed and how they are configured.
· Users with accounts on the following ISC-administered e-mail servers can apply spam filtering: admissions.upenn.edu; ben.dev.upenn.edu; dental.upenn.edu; design.upenn.edu; dolphin.upenn.edu; mail.med.upenn.edu; pobox.upenn.edu. Visit http://www.upenn.edu/computing/email/spam-filtering.html.
· Users with accounts on mail.sas can find spam filtering information at http://www.sas.upenn.edu/computing/help/Email/antispam.html
· Users from the School of Nursing can find spam filtering information at: http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/otis/helpdesk/how-to/spam.asp
· Users from the School of Engineering and Applied Science can find spam filtering information at http://www.seas.upenn.edu/cets/answers/spamblock.html
· Users from the Wharton School can find spam filtering information at: http://spike.wharton.upenn.edu/consult/email/spamfilter.cfm
· Users from the School of Veterinary Medicine can find spam filtering information at: http://inside.vet.upenn.edu/?app=help/
· Users from the Law School can find spam filtering information at: https://goat.law.upenn.edu/its/helpdocs/facstaff/email/filtering/
If your e-mail server is not listed above, contact your Local Support Provider.