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As part of an ongoing effort to combat phishing and increase email security, Information Technology Services (ITS) is implementing stronger controls to prevent the illegitimate use of UNCG email addresses. ITS began monitoring spoofed emails in January, 2016, following the New Phishing Protections memo from Provost Dana Dunn, Vice Chancellor Charles Maimone, and Vice Chancellor Jim Clotfelter. After reviewing this data, ITS is now ready to implement Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) for the uncg.edu email domain. DMARC will allow ITS to verify that email was sent from a valid UNCG address and not from a phisher/hacker or other unverified sources.

This implementation will occur in phases over the next several months.

Please visit Email Security at UNCG Using DMARC to learn more about the implementation, including:

  • examples of unapproved/unverified email services that will be affected (blocked) by DMARC
  • examples of approved email services (e.g. UNCG Gmail, UNCG Google Groups)
  • the timeline for the implementation
  • what steps you should take if you use email services that fall into the “unapproved” category of services

If you have questions or need more information, please contact 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324) or 6-TECH@uncg.edu.