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Spam email: message from IT

Spam email: message from IT

The University’s IT systems block around 3 million spam emails per week – even so, some spam messages still manage to get through. 

Some of these emails can be malicious, and opening links or attachments from them could put your work and personal information at risk. 

We ask you to be vigilant and consider the following actions when opening email at work:

  • Never click on links or open attachments in unsolicited emails. 
  • Email addresses can be ‘spoofed’ to look like an address you trust. If unsure, check with the sender.

Other good security practice is:

  • Use strong passwords, including a mixture of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters.
  • Never share your password or write it down.
  • Don’t allow family members or non-authorised people to use your work computer.

If you receive an email you believe to be suspicious or would like further information or advice, please visit the IT webpage: http://www.reading.ac.uk/it

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