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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.


"We're pretty excited about the fall semester," said Steven Lendt, director of information technology infrastructure.

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.
Previously, only faculty and staff members had the option of requesting a spam filter. The spam filter is enabled on all accounts by default, and users h...

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