State employees are often on the receiving end of email referred to as spam. These emails are not only a nuisance by cluttering the inbox, but they can also contain phishing attempts to harvest employee credentials or malicious payloads that could infect your PC. While not all spam messages are scams or malicious, it is important for all employees to be vigilant when receiving emails from an unknown source.
IOT has employed several tools to protect user mailboxes from receiving these kinds of messages. Emails detected to have phishing or malicious payloads are blocked and prevented from being delivered into the user mailbox. Messages determined to be general spam will be quarantined to be reviewed by the user.