Email attachments not being delivered to UofT addresses.

If an email is sent to you with a potentially dangerous file as an attachment (including .zip and .exe files* ) that attachment will be removed. Though you will be notified of its removal, there is NO way for you to recover the attachment. You must ask the sender to re-send the email using a safer file format, or to re-name the file as described here. Though sometimes inconvenient, this security measure keeps your computer and the University network safe.

*File types filtered by the University's security system:

The following file types are also filtered out by the University's security systems: The attachment is removed, replaced with advisory text, and the message put in the junk-mail folder if the attachment file name ends in:

.ace, .ade, .adp, .bas, .bat, .chm, .cla, .class, .cmd, .com, .cpl, .crt, .cs, .eml, .email, .exe, .hta, .inf, .ins, .isp, .js, .jse, .lnk, .mde, .msc, .msi, .msp, .mst, .ocx, .pcd, .pif, .reg, .scr, .sct, .shs, .shb, .vb, .vbe, .vbs, .wsc, .wsf, or .wsh.

If the attachment file name ends in .zip, the attachment is renamed by appending '-utUNSAFE' to the file name.

Please consult the Virus Filtering webpage for updates on the University's security systems and filtering procedures.

Tags: UTORmail, UTORprotect
Last update:
2014-07-17 14:16
Geoffrey Chun
Average rating: 4.33 (6 Votes)

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