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Policy Information

Date Established: -
Date Last Revised: 5/3/2005
Category: Information Technology
Responsible Office: Enterprise Infrastructure Services
Responsible Executive: Chief Information Officer

Policy Contents

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Email Servers Connected to UB Network

Summary

This policy establishes requirements for the management of email servers connected to the University at Buffalo network.

Policy

Background

Email is an official and critical means of communication for students, faculty, and staff at UB.  It is a core part of the IT infrastructure of the university and must be secured and protected as a critical system. It is important to secure campus email servers to prevent the spread of viruses through email, reduce spam traffic through open relay servers, and promote secure access to email.

Responsibility

Email servers must also be in compliance with the campus Policy for Network Connected Devices.

Procedure

This policy establishes requirements for the management of email servers connected to the University at Buffalo network by any means must either:

  • Run an up-to-date antivirus package that scans and cleans all inbound and outbound email messages and attachments, or
  • Direct outgoing mail to the central SMTP service where it will be checked for viruses

Contact Information

Director of Enterprise Infrastructure Services
305c Computing Center
Buffalo, NY  14260
Phone:  716-645-2298

Related Information

University Documents:

VP and Chief Information Officer Approval

Signed by Vice President and Chief Information Officer Voldemar A. Innus

Voldemar A. Innus, Vice President and Chief Information Officer

5/3/2005