External Email Banner

External Email Banner for Students, Faculty and Staff

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:26pm

On September 30, the University of Toronto (U of T) will be rolling out an external email banner for all U of T students, faculty and staff.

Due to the rise in email impersonations and phishing attacks, the Office of the Chief Information Officer (CISO) will be adding a banner to all email from external senders, allowing students, faculty and staff to quickly identify if a message is from a U of T sender. Once in place, any email from outside senders will have the following banner included at the top: "EXTERNAL EMAIL: Treat content with extra caution."

External Email Banner

Phishing Prevention

Phishing attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and anyone can fall victim to one. However, the following resources outline steps you can take to protect yourself: