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Skull and crossbones email and laptop

In a recent phishing test, 5,000 people in the UT community received an email scam – and 22% clicked on a link in the email. It’s easy to do!

The university wants to help keep you safe from email scams. To better enhance email security, protect you, and protect the University’s data, the University recently purchased upgraded Microsoft licenses for all faculty, staff, and students.

On December 15, 2021, faculty and staff may notice these differences when checking their Microsoft 365 email. The first feature is Safe Documents, which scans shared documents for malware before they are opened. The second feature is Safe Links. Safe Links provides URL scanning and rewriting of links in inbound email messages. The link will still work but will be rewritten behind the scenes and scanned for potential phishing or unsafe sites. The Safe Links feature will decrease the risk that comes this kind of activity.  Learn more about these features in the OIT Knowledge Base