Technology upgrades bring new spam filter, 24/7 access
Expect less junk e-mail, more "hi-tech" classrooms and 24-hour access to computers this fall, thanks to the technology upgrades implemented by Information Technology Services.
The most noticeable upgrade this summer is the addition of anti-spam software to all student, faculty and staff campus e-mail accounts. Spam is unsolicited e-mail, the cyber equivalent to junk mail, except that spam often contains viruses, "phishing" scams and other malicious content.
According to ITS, 87 percent of all e-mail received by UNO is spam. Lendt said their motivation with the anti-spam software was to provide a system that everyone, including students, could use to reduce this problem.
» The Gateway - Scott Stewart - 22-08-2006