The E-mail Defense System (EDS), powered by Symantec Messaging Gateway, is NUIT's system for scanning and filtering junk e-mail, phishing attempts, viruses, and malicious high-risk attachments sent to the University community. EDS scans all incoming mail, deletes identifiable viruses and junk e-mail, and quarantines other junk e-mail before delivering messages to the University's central e-mail server.
A Safer, More Manageable Inbox
Contaminated e-mail attachments are the most common source of computer infections. With EDS filtering out most of these as well as junk e-mail, Northwestern e-mail recipients experience:
- Increased computer security
- Decreased junk e-mail, allowing for easier e-mail management
It is important to note that EDS is an automated process and does not monitor or read private e-mail messages.
A user's e-mail is automatically scanned by EDS, unless the user chooses to opt-out of junk e-mail filtering. While it is not recommended, users may opt-out at any time by editing junk e-mail settings within the Northwestern University Online Directory.
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Last Updated: 26 March 2013