Alerts

Email Alert: Temporary Removal of Email Attachments

Update:
With the selection of Office365 as the new email service, .zip, .odt and .exe attachments will continue to be blocked on pantherLINK email. The functionality of Office365 email attachments will be included with documentation for that project.
Update 10/14/13:
.odt (Open Office Documents) are also being removed from pantherLINK emails as they are being identified by the system as .zip files. Please note that if the attachments are removed, the removed attachment notification will display in the subject line.
Original notice: 10/11/13
Given the severity of a current malicious email virus attack, at 5 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 11, .zip, and .exe file attachments intended for delivery to your pantherLINK email account will be removed.  This includes email sent from non-pantherLINK accounts OR from pantherLISTs.

If a .zip or .exe file attachment has been removed, the pantherLINK account holder will see the following modifications to the email:  

Subject Line Modification: **Info Security Alert: Attachment(s) Removed ** (followed by ORIGINAL SUBJECT)

At the end of email the following text will be inserted for each attachment removed:

Info Security Alert: A .zip and/or .exe file attachment was removed from this email message. If you have questions, contact the UWM Help Desk at 414-229-4040 or toll-free 414-877-3459. 

For more information, visit technology.uwm.edu and click on the Email Virus Alert headline, or contact the UWM Help Desk at 414-229-4040; toll-free at 877-381-3459 or use the online form at GetTechHelp.uwm.edu.