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Important Security Notices

Important Security Notices

I. Safe Sender's Email for Outlook
Click here to download the safe senders file from our website into a folder of your choosing.

Outlook 2007
Add using the file:

  1. Click the Tools menu and then click Options.
  2. On the Preferences tab, under the E-mail category, click the Junk E-mail button.
  3. Click the Safe Senders, Safe Recipients, or Blocked Senders tab.
  4. Click Import from File button.
  5. In the Look in list of the Import Safe Senders box, click the drive, folder, or Internet location that contains the text file that you just downloaded.
  6. Click the text file that you want to import, and then click Open.
To add separate addresses:
  1. Follow steps 1-3 above then click Add
  2. In the Enter an e-mail address or Internet domain name to be added to the list box, enter the name or address you want added and then click OK. For example: maryjo@columbia.edu or @columbia.edu.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each name or address that you want to add. If you want your Contacts to be considered safe senders, select the Also trust e-mail from my Contacts check box on the Safe Senders tab. By default, the check box is selected. All e-mail addresses in your Contacts folder will then be used by the Junk E-mail Filter to evaluate messages. If you want people who are not necessarily in your Contacts but are people you correspond with regularly to be considered safe senders, Select the Automatically add people to e-mail to the Safe Senders List check box on the Safe Senders tab.

Outlook 2010
Add using the file:

  1. In Mail, on the Home tab, in the Delete group, click Junk and then click Junk E-mail Options.
  2. On the Safe Senders, Safe Recipients, or Blocked Senders tab, click Import from File.
  3. In the Look in list, select the text file that you want to import, and then click Open.
  4. Repeat these steps for each file that you want to import.
To add separate addresses:
  1. On the Home tab, in the Delete group, click Junk, and then click Junk E-mail Options.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To add safe senders, on the Safe Senders tab, click Add.
    • To add safe recipients, on the Safe Recipients tab, click Add.
  3. In the Enter an e-mail address or Internet domain name to be added to the list box, enter the name or address that you want to add. For example, you can add a specific email address or an Internet domain.
  4. Click OK and repeat for each entry that you want to add.
  5. If you want all Contacts to be considered safe senders, select the Also trust e-mail from my Contacts check box in the Safe Senders tab. Some people whom you correspond to might not be listed in your Contacts so you must specify this.
  6. Select Automatically add people e-mail to the Safe Senders List check box.

For Mac/Outlook 2011:
Add using a file:

  1. Go to Tools, click Junk Email Protection.
  2. Click Safe Domains.
  3. Then copy and paste domains from the file you opened into the Safe Domains box.
  4. Then click OK.
To add separate addresses :
If you use Apple mail client, use Contacts:
  1. Add a Safe Sender by adding a contact in Apple address book.
  2. Open Address Book.
  3. Click the plus sign to add a new contact.
  4. Click Done.
If you use MS Outlook for Mac:
  1. Open Outlook.
  2. Select View | Go To | Contacts from the menu.
  3. Click new contact then enter email address.
  4. Click save and close.
Adding the contact to your Address Book makes it a 'Safe Sender'.

Please contact your IT Support Specialist if you have any additional questions.
Faculty Support: 212-854-6097/ facsup@gsb.columbia.edu
Administrative Support: 212-854-2960/admsup@gsb.columbia.edu
Student Support: 212-854-3730/ stusup@gsb.columbia.edu

II. Be on the Lookout for Spammers and Scam Artists

Spammers and scam artists are constantly sending out unsolicited emails either looking for you to follow a link to invoke a virus or worm on your computer system or looking for you to input personal information in order to utilize it for their own purposes.

Poor grammar and spelling or similar naming is usually a telltale sign that it is most likely an illegitimate email. CUIT and ITG have safeguards in place to protect against most of these scams, however, there are always a few that slip through. If you suspect an email is spam, a virus or just phishing, please DO NOT open any attachments with it and report it immediately by forwarding it to SPAM@COLUMBIA.EDU.

We ask that you also contact your ITG support staff so they are aware of the situation. ITG is takes every possible precaution to ensure your safety. However, you should never reveal your password or any other private information (e.g. credit card number, social security number), and Columbia will never ask you to over the phone or by email.

If you ever have a question regarding the legitimacy of an e-mail or a website, please contact ITG to verify the legitimacy before proceeding. If you have already responded with your credentials, YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS IMMEDIATELY.

For Columbia University's, go to: http://uni.columbia.edu/ and click on Login to Manage Your Uni Account For the Business School follow this link: Change my Business School Password and login. Once logged in, you will be redirected to the change password page.