Safe Email Guidelines

While our email spam and filtering systems catch the vast majority of questionable email, invariably some slip through, and here are some tips for dealing with them. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to call 5-5656 or email

What Is Safe Email Practice?
  • Don’t open email attachments unless you know what they are and who they are from.
  • Don’t open, forward or reply to spam or suspicious emails; delete them.
  • Be aware of sure signs of scam email.
    o Not addressed to you by name.
    o Asks you for personal or financial information.
    o Asks you for your password or secret question answers.
    o Asks you to forward it to lots of other people.
  • Don’t click on website addresses in emails unless you know what you are opening.
  • Report email security concerns to the Surgery Help Desk at 265-5656.

How Do I Recognize Phishing?

  • Phishing is a type of email or instant message scam designed to steal your identity.
  • Phishing is the act of attempting to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details, by masquerading as trustworthy entity in electronic communication using email or instant message.

How Can I Safeguard Against Phishing?

  • Don’t reply to email or pop-up messages that ask for personal or financial information.
  • Don’t click on links in email or instant messages from untrusted sources.
  • Don’t cut and paste link from questionable messages into your Web browser.
  • Don’t email personal or financial information to anyone.
  • Don’t email passwords to anyone. No reputable institution will ever ask you to email a password to them.

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Owner:Collin B.Group:UW Department of Surgery
Created:2017-08-04 14:22 CDTUpdated:2017-08-15 08:39 CDT
Sites:UW Department of Surgery
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