MU e-mail slowed because of spam

Monday, December 14, 2009 | 2:36 p.m. CST; updated 3:38 p.m. CST, Monday, December 14, 2009

COLUMBIA — MU e-mail slowed Friday because of increased spam filtering, said Terry Robb, spokesperson for MU's Division of Information Technology.

Windows Outlook Live, which MU uses for student and staff e-mail, is run by Hotmail. Hotmail's "reputational score" decreased, meaning it let more spam mail through its filters than usual. Robb said people started reporting Monday morning that there was a delay between sending and receiving e-mails.

Campus technicians modified the spam filter on Friday, so intercampus e-mails should return to normal speeds on Monday, Robb said.

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