Important advice is available in the 'Security' section on.
In particular be very careful about opening attachments, or web links in messages, as these are a common way of spreading malware. Make sure that you keep your software up to date (it is available free in the University) – however you should also note that such software may lag behind the malware. If you receive an attachment you were not expecting, even if it appears to come from a friend, do not open it until you have checked it with up-to-date virus/malware checking software. It is also a good idea to check with the sender that the message and attachment were sent intentionally. and other anti-malware
Occasionally the mail may be more threatening or of a personal nature. If this is the case, then guidelines on what to do about harassing email are available.
Last updated: August 2016