Information Services

Viruses, and other problem messages

Frequently asked questions concerning spam and other junk mail. Advice on dealing with viruses in emails and details on the University's anti-spam and anti-virus measures.

Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions about spam and other junk mail.

Dangerous messages

Most spam is irritating and time-consuming, but some spam is positively dangerous to handle. Usually email scams are trying to get you to give up your bank details so that the fraudsters can either withdraw money, or steal your identity.

Viruses in email

Advice and information for University of Edinburgh email users concerning viruses.

Anti-spam and Anti-virus measures

The University of Edinburgh apply many anti-spam and anti-virus checks to incoming email. These checks are applied at the University mail relays, through which most of our incoming mail passes.