A marked increase in spam activity has impacted Puget Sound’s e-mail system today. Members of the campus community may experience slow delivery of messages sent from a Puget Sound account to other e-mail systems such as Comcast, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.
We are working to restore normal service levels as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience!
A spammer gained control of a user account today when the account owner responded to a phishing message. The spammer sent a large volume of spam. This was noted at 9:30 PM and the user account was locked. TS staff will be checking with several recipient sites such as HotMail and Yahoo to make sure that the college has not been placed on blacklists, but you may experience E-mail delivery problems because of this incident.
Spam messages quarantined prior to 9:00 AM on April 27, 2009, are no longer available on the PureMessage Web site due to the domain name change which took effect at that time. Messages arriving after 9:00 AM will be available as usual.
If you need messages quarantined before this time, please contact the HelpDesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or x8585.