Phishing campaigns hitting PSU

It looks like the Fall term phishing campaigns against PSU users (particularly faculty and staff) have really picked up in recent weeks. The scammers have been seen trying waves of the following: Payroll problems based message that leads you to a fake PSU credentials site that tries to capture Duo authentication Google drive or One [...]

2022-11-16T12:05:58-08:00November 16th, 2022|

Report obvious phishing scam emails to directly to Gmail

As we see yet another version of the “Send me your available text number” type phishing scam making the rounds, one of the most effective things you can do is this: If the spam is pretty obvious, especially if you’ve seen a variant of it before, directly report it as phishing to Gmail as soon [...]

2021-06-17T18:55:43-08:00June 17th, 2021|

Watch out for new email phishing campaigns

In recent weeks, we have had reports of these newer phishing variants landing in MCECS users’ mailboxes. 1) The “I want to talk to you about a student” query The email appears to come from another university and the sender usually has an email address that doesn’t match the originating university. It asks to schedule [...]

2021-01-25T18:27:23-08:00January 25th, 2021|

New round of Phishing Spam aimed at web site content

Recently, web site maintainers in MCECS have been receiving phishing emails disguised as complaints about the misuse of copyrighted images on their sites. The emails are often submitted through a contact form or to published contact email addresses. They often have a title that looks like: You have no legal rights to use my images [...]

2020-12-17T01:13:40-08:00December 17th, 2020|

Mailman Subscribers Guide

Mailman Subscribers Guide Find a List's Information Page To find out information about a list; to subscribe, unsubscribe, or edit your subscription options; or to access archived messages -- in other words, to do just about anything as a subscriber -- you need to know the name of the list and [...]

2017-09-24T12:30:46-08:00September 10th, 2017|

Mailman Mailing Lists

Mailman Mailing Lists What are Mailing Lists? A mailing list is effectively an e-mail address which points to many different e-mail addresses. To be a bit more precise, an automated process accepts mail sent to that address, processes it, and resends it to a set list of addresses. Mailman is a mailing [...]

2017-09-24T12:30:08-08:00September 10th, 2017|

Configuring PSU Google Mail for MCECS Email

Configuring PSU Google Mail for MCECS Sending your MCECS email to its own folder (aka label) You can set up your PSU Google Mail to automatically deliver your MCECS email to a separate folder or, as Google calls it, label. Log into your PSU Google Mail Account ( Contact [...]

2017-09-15T23:18:31-08:00September 10th, 2017|

Gmail Filters

Gmail Filters Step 1 To start out, you will want to go into the "Gear" menu near the top of the page.   This menu contains the "Settings" submenu that contains the settings on Mail Filters.   Step 2 From the settings menu, select the "Filters" tab [...]

2017-09-24T12:26:22-08:00September 10th, 2017|

Using SMTP

Outgoing(SMTP) Mail Server: SMTP Port: 587 (TLS) or 465 (SSL) When sending mail remotely, you must use authentication. This option for the SMTP server normally says either "my server requires authentication" or "use username and password." In addition, you may need to manually select the secure connection settings. Some mail clients will not automatically [...]

2017-09-15T20:32:14-08:00September 10th, 2017|

MCECS Email Lists

The CAT maintains a series of departmental and college-wide mailing lists, covering faculty/staff and students. Access to mail to these lists is limited to select faculty and staff. Visit the Intranet Page that describes these lists. Getting access to send mail to these lists requires contacting the CAT.    

2017-09-18T02:49:11-08:00September 10th, 2017|
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