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The most recent ITS Alerts affecting E-mail (spam, phishing) are listed below and are also published via the E-mail (spam, phishing) Alerts RSS feed. In addition to the alerts below, a continuously updated list of the latest virus threats is provided on the right side of this page.
Last updated on August 11, 2013 at 11:57:53 AM
It was confirmed that as of 11:20am, the University's virus scanning software is scanning e-mail messages for viruses and all e-mail services have been fully restored. Users should not have...read more
Last updated on January 4, 2013 at 11:28:15 AM
Late last night through early this morning, an email message mimicking a PNC Bank alert message was sent to most, if not all, Penn State email addresses. The "From" header...read more
Last updated on October 10, 2012 at 09:24:06 AM
As of Friday October 5, 2012, we believe all blocks against authsmtp.psu.edu were lifted. We left the alert open a few extra days in case of a problem.
Last updated on August 15, 2012 at 11:34:52 PM
On Monday, August 20, 2012, during the regularly scheduled maintenance window (5:00-7:00 a.m.), Information Technology Services (ITS) will apply button text change to WebMail and the Spam Quarantine page. During...read more
Last updated on May 29, 2012 at 04:02:43 PM
As previously announced, the Spam Quarantine filter will be turned on tomorrow, May 30, during the regularly scheduled maintenance window (5:00-7:00 a.m.). For detailed information about this new e-mail filter...read more
Last updated on May 18, 2012 at 01:41:26 PM
Information Technology Services (ITS) is warning members of the University community to be alert for a new email phishing scam designed to coerce faculty, staff and students into revealing their...read more
Last updated on May 2, 2012 at 01:39:31 PM
Between 12noon and 1:30pm today, authsmtp.psu.edu experienced a server misconfiguration and ITS has since resolved this issue.
Last updated on May 1, 2012 at 01:48:02 PM
Today around 09:30 a.m., authsmtp.psu.edu was blocked by Comcast because of a misbehaving client. We do not have a firm time for when the block will be lifted. We will...read more
Last updated on January 16, 2012 at 08:57:33 AM
The block for both AOL and Comcast was lifted over the weekend.
Last updated on December 20, 2011 at 07:25:24 AM
The block has been lifted for both AOL and Comcast.