In line with recommendations from the National Cyber Security Centre and other similar bodies, we are implementing the following changes to all University email accounts to protect personal data and reduce the threat of cyber-attacks.

We will disable automatic email forwarding from Monday 9 March 2020

Please be aware that automatic email forwarding from your University email account to external email accounts will be disabled from Monday 9 March 2020. This does not mean that you cannot forward emails. It simply means that you will be prompted to do so manually when needed.

Emails from external accounts now display a warning from Monday 24 February 2020

Emails received from outside the University now include a bold warning to alert you to check that the email does not contain any suspicious attachments or links from Monday 24 February 2020. If you receive an email with a banner, please proceed with caution and ask for help if you are unsure.

The warning will look like the sample below:

CAUTION: This email came from outside of the University. To keep your account safe, only click on links and open attachments if you know the person who sent the email, or you expected to receive this communication.

You can find an image of the warning message on our Flickr account. Please note: The University will never mark an email as safe. If you receive an email claiming to be safe please report it using the 'Report Message' option.

These changes will happen automatically on 24 February and 9 March as indicated. No further action is necessary on your part. If you receive emails asking you to confirm any of these changes, please report the email immediately using the 'Report Message' option within Outlook, Outlook Web and Outlook Mobile.