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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 list of the most recently analyzed entries in the Natiional Vulnerability Database (NVD) is provided on the right side of this page.
Last updated on March 15, 2017 at 10:44:06 AM
The block has been lifted as of 10:33.
Last updated on November 18, 2016 at 11:06:30 AM
Various e-mail messages from firstname.lastname@example.org have been circulating that claim to be from Penn State. The messages offer free laptops or scholarship opportunities and invite students to...read more
Last updated on August 22, 2016 at 06:06:28 PM
Currently, email messages that appear to come from such delivery services as FedEx are being sent to random Penn State students, faculty and staff members. The emails contain bogus information...read more
Last updated on August 1, 2016 at 10:47:07 AM
On Monday, August 1, outside the regularly scheduled maintenance window from 6am-12noon, ITS will be making changes that will improve how the email servers receive emails. This change may impact...read more
Last updated on May 13, 2016 at 05:33:28 AM
As of 16:56 , authsmtp.psu.edu has recovered from the misbehaving client.
Last updated on February 2, 2016 at 08:49:44 AM
Several messages sent during the outage were queued. ITS staff realized this issue and processed the queued mail on Monday (02/01) morning.
Last updated on January 27, 2016 at 09:15:44 AM
As of 10:00 a.m. today, smtp.psu.edu may be blocked by senderbase.org. Users may get an error mentioning smtp.psu.edu has a negative reputation.
Last updated on December 15, 2015 at 02:00:49 PM
authsmtp.psu.edu was blocked by multiple mail servers since opening this alert. One of the major blocks was removed early Saturday morning, Dec 12. Other blocks existed through the weekend and...read more
Last updated on December 4, 2015 at 04:29:16 PM
On December 3, 2015 starting around 01:30 a.m., smtp.psu.edu was blocked by aol.com because of a misbehaving client.
Last updated on November 18, 2015 at 05:17:01 PM
On Tuesday, November 24, during the ITS maintenance window (5:00 - 7:00 a.m.) an update will be installed to the UMG Manager tool. The update will provide non-UCS users with...read more