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Alumni E-mail Account Renewal Exercise

Alumni e-mail account renewal

 

E-mail accounts, once compromised, can easily leak private and confidential information and can be controlled by hackers to spread spam mails, malware, phishing attacks and even illegal activities. Protecting e-mail accounts is increasingly crucial in cybersecurity.

 

The alumni e-mail account that is offered to every University graduate upon graduation should also be properly protected. In the past, there are cases of unattended alumni e-mail accounts being cracked by hackers for sending junk mails to others. University has recently endorsed a revision in the Information Security Policy to enhance the protection of the alumni e-mail accounts. The new policy requires all alumni to renew their e-mail accounts every 2 years with just a few simple steps. Those accounts without response to the renewal requests will be protected by disabling the account until ITSC receives the reactivation request.

 

The first Alumni e-mail account renewal exercise will be commenced on 7 April 2021. Any alumnus who wants to continue enjoying the University e-mail service should complete the renewal process on or before 19 May 2021.

 

Details of the Alumni e-mail account renewal will be sent to individual alumni e-mail account.