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UTORmail and UTORexchange to handle .zip files differently

Because .zip files are sometimes used to transmit viruses or other malicious software by spammers, and in our recent experience, such files were circulated to the UofT community, new preventative measures have been introduced to reduce the possibility of viruses being spread.
 
If you are on UTORmail:
Messages sent by UTORmail customers with .zip attachments will have the file name changed by having “-utCAUTION! " appended to it. Before you are able to open it, you will need to remove “-utCAUTION!” from the name.
 
If you are on UTORexchange:
Messages sent by UTORExchange customers with *.zip attachments, will have the text “utCAUTION: .ZIP ATTACHMENT" added to the email Subject line and the text “PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN OPENING .ZIP ATTACHMENTS AS THEY MAY CONTAIN VIRUSES" in the email message body. The attachment itself will not be renamed.

Last update: 2015-01-27 17:02
Author: James Lawson

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