Automatically forwarding university email poses a security threat that can put students, faculty and staff at risk of fraud and identity theft.

To protect sensitive and confidential information, faculty, staff and consultants will no longer be able to automatically forward email from the Office 365 ( system to outside email addresses.

As a university employee, you may have access to information that is confidential or sensitive in nature or that relates to other faculty, staff students or members of the university community. Automatically forwarding your email without review or using an account other than your work account for handling this information can present a data security risk and can put others at risk for identity theft or other misuse of the information. It’s important to use your Office 365 email account for work-related communications to keep any information shared with you as an employee secure.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to OIS.