Mail relaying services provide the underlying infrastructure to support the safe delivery of email into and out of the university.
We provide two sets of mail relays. The first is internally facing and routes email between the different email services inside the university. These relays will also add the university's charity status message to any message that does not already contain one.
The other set of relays allows the routing of email from outside the university to internal mail services. These relays protect the university from unwanted spam, viruses and other malware.
All mail is scanned on the relays for viruses using two virus detection systems. The first is a commercial package called Sophos. The second is a free community supported package called ClamAV. This two level system ensures a higher degree of protection than one alone and this complements the use of Kaspersky on user's desktops providing a third level of protection.
The mail relays also protect the university's mail services from spam. This is done in two ways:
This article was published on Nov 28, 2012