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New Email Protection to be Implemented September 2017

To better protect the University community from potential email threats, University of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) will be implementing Microsoft (MS) Email Protection – a combination of Microsoft’s advanced threat protection and exchange online protection – in September 2017 to replace Proofpoint (please note that Proofpoint will no longer be available after September 30, 2017).

MS Email Protection seamlessly integrates with UM’s Office 365 suite of products and services, and provides multi-tiered protection against spam, viruses, malware, and phishing attempts, including encryption services to further protect your personal information.

For most people, no action will be required after this implementation, as MS Email Protection will be automatically enabled. However, a small group of faculty, staff, and students who have set up safelists and blocklists within Proofpoint will need to follow these instructions in order to transfer these lists to MS Email Protection.

To learn more, please visit the UM email protection service webpage. If you have any questions, please contact the UMIT Service Desk at: (305) 284-6565 or