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What is E-mail Spam?
E-mail spam can be broadly defined as any e-mail that is sent to one or more recipients that is unsolicited and unwanted by the recipient or recipients. Spam e-mails can take many forms many of which are indistinguishable from legitimate messages by automatic means. Spam messages include:
Brock University’s Anti-Spam System
On January 4, 2016, Brock replaced the old anti-spam and malware protection services with Exchange Online Protection (EOP) service for all faculty and staff. EOP is a cloud-hosted email filtering service built to protect users from email spam and malware.
All Brock employees and students with an @brocku.ca email account benefit as EOP significantly enhances email spam and malware detection and protection. Even so, no anti-spam system can completely eliminate spam e-mail for two reasons: it is difficult to automatically distinguish between legitimate and spam e-mail, and the tactics used by the creators of spam messages are constantly changing in an attempt to circumvent spam filter programs. To learn more about how to report spam and phishing emails, click here.