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Identify and Avoid Spam and Phishing Emails

While the Northwestern E-Mail Defense System catches a great deal of unwanted messages, such messages will occasionally make it through to your mailbox. These tend to fall into two categories:

If you receive a phishing email, please forward it to NUIT at They maintain a database of reported phishing attempts on their website.

Please know that Northwestern University will never ask for your password. Any message that does ask for your password should be considered as a phishing attempt.

How to identify a phishing message


More information

Additional information about spam and phishing is available on NUIT's website.

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