|A new alert system has been put in place today to notify you that an email you have received has been sent from an external source. This new security feature is intended as a precaution to protect both you and the University, since malware can spread quickly and infect the entire network.|
For emails originating from a non miami.edu email address, you will see a flag in the subject line with the word [External]. You will also see a banner that notifies you that the email is not from an internal source. Examples of both are below.
Subject Tag Example:
Email Banner Notice Example:
Please take extra caution when opening email or clicking links or attachments when you receive these alerts. They are provided as a visual reminder for you to confirm the sender is a trusted source before opening.
If you believe you received a suspicious email or opened an attachment or link from an unknown source, please alert firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-284-6565 right away.
Learn more on phishing and how to protect the organization by visiting https://www.it.miami.edu/about-umit/it-news/phishing/index.html.