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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 National Vulnerability Database (NVD) is provided on the right side of this page.

green boxResolved: Resolved: Resolved: Bogus e-mail messages circulating

Last updated on November 18, 2016 at 11:06:30 AM

Various e-mail messages from campusservices@studentemails.info have been circulating that claim to be from Penn State. The messages offer free laptops or scholarship opportunities and invite students to...read more

red boxMalicious emails pose risk to Penn State students, faculty and staff

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

green boxResolved: Penn State incoming mail server gateway maintenance

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

green boxResolved: authsmtp.psu.edu slow to responding

Last updated on May 13, 2016 at 05:33:28 AM

As of 16:56 , authsmtp.psu.edu has recovered from the misbehaving client.

green boxResolved: listserv (lists.psu.edu) degraded

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.

green boxResolved: smtp.psu.edu degraded service

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.

green boxResolved: authsmtp.psu.edu degraded service

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

green boxResolved: smtp.psu.edu degraded service

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.

green boxUMG Manager Tool Upgrade

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

green boxResolved: Resolved: Resolved: authsmtp.psu.edu degraded service

Last updated on November 12, 2015 at 03:34:47 PM

On November 10, 2015 from around noon till 4:30 p.m, authsmtp.psu.edu was blocked by Comcast because of a misbehaving client.

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