July 20, 2024

Abuse of UMW email system

The following message is sent from the Office of the University’s Chief Information Officer.

UMW policy restricts the use of UMW email distribution lists. However, due to a configuration error, this restriction was not in effect last night. As a result, a list was used to disseminate spam and other inappropriate messages to some UMW students. This act is a potential violation of both UMW’s Network and Computer Use Policy and the student Code of Conduct. Policy further stipulates that University computer resources are to be used only for legitimate academic or administrative purposes.

The UMW IT Department is working to ensure appropriate restrictions have been restored. The University will also determine whether further action should be taken regarding students who willfully misused the system.