Spam, phishing and other unwanted e-mails

Dear all,

Several staff members have lately received e-mails in their inboxes of a suspect nature.
These e-mails may have different purposes, depending on the type:

  • Spam: (Original text translated) "Spam is unwanted advertisements that are sent by e-mail. Spam comes from senders who have obtained your email address on websites or email lists. Spam is a commercial product where the sender is honored according to the number of clicks on the advertisements. Once you have opened a spam email, you can be sure that more will come." - Source: Sikker mod spam (borger.dk)
  • Unwanted e-mails: These may be e-mails that are not relevant for you to receive.
  • Phishing: (Original text translated) "Fake e-mails are called phishing. It is a method that criminals use to deprive you of your personal information electronically." - Source: Falske mails og sms'er - phishing og smishing (sikkerdigital.dk)

When you receive one of the email types above, please do the following:

  • Spam and unwanted e-mails: In the Reading Pane, click the e-mail once. In the upper-right corner of the toolbar, click 'Report Message', and then select 'Junk'.
  • Phishing:  In the Reading Pane, click the e-mail once - avoid double-clicking or otherwise opening the e-mail in a new window. In the upper-right corner of the toolbar, click 'Report Message', and then select 'Phishing'.

Foto: Theresa Elias

The 'Report Message' feature is a link to the IT department that analyzes and handles these e-mail types. Use this feature as a starting point instead of contacting your managers and IT. However, if you are unsure what to do, you are always welcome to contact IT.

Kind regards
Theresa Elias, Department Secretary