The PostMaster group handles messages sent directly to
email@example.com. They also field the "dead letter"
rejection messages, which are email messages that for some
reason cannot be delivered to their intended recipients.
Junk Email and Mail Harassment
Junk emails are unsolicited messages sent to users, usually
of a commercial nature. If you receive junk email and wish
to put a stop to it, you have two options:
Junk Email From Non U of M sources
If the sender is not at the University of Michigan, you can either
contact the source's internet service provider, or forward the email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure that the forwarded message
has full headers. See the documentation of your email client
find out how to do this. Online help for ITD-supported
email clients (PINE, Mulberry, Eudora, and Maildrop) can be
found in the
Frequently Answered Questions About E-Mail.
JunK Email from U of M sources
If the sender of the message is affiliated with the University of
Michigan, forward the message with full headers to
the IT User Advocate at email@example.com.
Participation in chain mail is considered abuse of internet resources,
and may result in the loss of computing privileges. The best way to
deal with chain mail messages is to simply delete them.
For more information on policies regarding chain mail and the
consequences of sending chain email, go to: Breaking the
Resources for U of M Users
Information Technology User Advocate group handles violations of U-M
IT policies. If you receive harassing email, suspect that someone has
broken into your computing account, or experience problems that relate
to violations of IT user policies, you can contact the User Advocate
group for help on dealing with these issues.
Information Technology Policies and Guidelines
at the University of Michigan is an online guide containing information on the proper
usage of computer and Internet resources at the University of Michigan.
Resources for Administrators
Party Mail Relay : Contains a FAQ (Frequently Answered Questions),
diagnostic information, and several solutions for stopping third
party mail relay.