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What are spam and phishing?

  • Spam is unwanted email that tries to sell you something
  • Phishing emails try to access your private information

The University of Otago uses Sophos PureMessage anti-spam software to protect your inbox from spam and phishing emails. Spam and phishing emails sometimes get through this filtering software, so you need to know how to manage them.

Managing spam and phishing email

Please contact AskOtago if you have received:

  • spam or phishing emails that you find offensive, or
  • any email that claims to come from the University of Otago or ITS asking for your University username and password

Please don’t open any attachments or click on any links in a spam or phishing email.

Do you have a question about spam? Please refer to the AskOtago Service Portal for more information.