How to filter out malware attachments from your student email account

Students: We are aware that the spoofed messages from your address and to your address are continuing. We, unfortunately, cannot remove these from Gmail. However, you can create a filter to sort these out for yourself.  Special thanks to Matthew McGonagle in Student Life for suggesting this filter.

These are the steps:

  • Add a signature to your email.
  • Create a filter. In the To field, put your own email, and in the From field put your email. Then in the section that says, ”doesn’t include” add your signature, and click “has attachment”.
  • When you search using the filter, and results are as expected, you can set the filter to skip the inbox or delete these messages

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