What to do after identifying spam/phishing scams

If you are certain that an email you have received on your UVM email address is spam you can then follow these steps to report the sender to UVM IT. 
If you are uncertain if the email you have received is spam, visit this page to see if it is a known phishing email. If it is not on this list, visit this page to help identify spam emails. Other suggested actions are:
  1. Adjusting SPAM Filtering
    If you would like to edit your SPAM filter settings you can go here and click on Email Address, Junk, and Calendar Sharing. From there you can edit your SPAM filter confidence.
  2. Identifying Phishing Scams
    The University of Vermont will never ask you for your password and you should never give it out via email to someone who asks. If an email links you to a non-UVM website and prompts you to enter your password then this email can be considered a Phishing scam. If you have fallen for a phishing scam, you should change your password immediately at https://www.uvm.edu/account/ under the change your NetID password, or reset your NetID password pages. If you cannot log in to your account and do not have a CatCard you can call Identity and Account Management at 802-656-2006 and reset your password.
  3. Forwarding Spam to UVM IT
    You can forward emails that you have identified as spam to abuse@uvm.edu, and be sure to include full mail headers. Once forwarded you should then delete the email.
If you are having problems or need further assistance, please contact the UVM Tech Team Help Line at 802-656-2604

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