Virginia Tech affiliates who received the following email will lose their VT Google Apps account on June 17, 2015, because they do not have the required affiliations to retain the account. On that date, all of the email, files, documents, pictures, and other content in the account will become unrecoverable, and the owner will no longer be able to access the account. For questions or assistance in obtaining a required affiliation, contact the appropriate department listed in the email.
Email systems such as VT Google Apps Mail and Virginia Tech Exchange are neither instantaneous or 100% perfect. They are provided to help facilitate the teaching, learning, and research objectives of Virginia Tech. If you have a question or concern about email, contact 4Help by using the Help Request Form.
Even if you use Exchange exclusively and never use your VT Google Apps Mail account, there is the possibility that spam (or legitimate messages marked as spam) may be caught by the VT Google Apps Spam folder and never get to your Exchange account. 4Help recommends everyone regularly check their VT Google Apps Inbox and Spam folder by using a Web browser.
As part of the expanded anti-spam/blocklist prevention measures, Virginia Tech is implementing sending rate limits on Exchange email services starting on March 23, 2016. With this change, individual Exchange email accounts will be limited to a message rate of 30 emails per minute and a unique recipient rate limit of 10,000 recipients per day.
For more information, see the Exchange Email Message Throttling and Limits knowledge base article.
Virginia Tech has implemented a commercial anti-spam product, Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange (SMSMSE), on the Exchange server to help control the amount of unwanted email spam. SMSMSE will add a special header, "X-Exch-Spam: YES", keyword to email that is perceived to be spam or junk.
How can I filter spam and junk mail in my Exchange email account using a rule?