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University of Wyoming Division of Information Technology

Spam Management at UW

Note: all UW Exchange users should receive a daily email message from PureMessage listing quarantined spam messages. For information about options for this service, including how to opt-out and continue to have spam tagged and delivered to your Inbox, see the Spam Blocking at UW web page (

Manage your spam account: UW Spam Account Login Page

How to Report Undetected Spam and Legitimate Mail Detected as Spam

Managing Spam at UW Frequently Asked Questions

Spam has grown into a massive problem – not just at UW but nation-wide. The Spam problem is a difficult one to solve. Although Spam filtering software is well developed, even the most sophisticated software occasionally misreads some legitimate messages, treating them like Spam. Techniques used by spammers to evade Spam filtering software are constantly evolving, as are the rules used to detect the Spam. Users can expect to see some ebb and flow in the proportion of Spam which is identified by filtering as spammers try new approaches, followed by updates to the filtering software to address those approaches.

The Division of Information Technology has reviewed various software alternatives to help reduce the flow of Spam into the campus community. Based on available support, features and cost, an IT Anti-Spam committee has chosen PureMessage from Sophos to help curb the Spam that plagues university email inboxes.

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