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.