Protecting the WMU community from cyber threats is a top priority and the external sender notification enhances our collective vigilance as we individually evaluate the legitimacy of emails. External Sender Notification notifies email recipients of messages that have been received from outside Western Michigan University. It asks readers to consider the validity of messages as well as the links and attachments they contain. External does not imply malicious emails.
Here is what that message will look like:
Attention: This email is from outside Western Michigan University. Use caution when opening links and attachments.
Learn more about identifying the signs of phishing.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does this affect you?
When this change goes into effect, the body of the email received from email domains outside of wmich.edu will have the following added to the top of the message, "Attention: This email is from outside Western Michigan University. Use caution when opening links and attachments."
Why is my email being marked as external?
If you are a department or staff member who manages a third-party email platform like Mailchimp, Constant Contact, or Salesforce Marketing Cloud, please reach out to OIT via a Service Hub work order.