Automatic Email Forwarding Policy Change | Computing for Arts + Sciences

Automatic Email Forwarding Policy Change

UNT will be disabling automatic email forwarding for all UNT Email addresses effective December 18, 2015. (Previously scheduled for November 7, 2015 and then November 28, 2015)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who does this affect?

This policy change will only affect people who have set up automatic forwarding of all messages from an address to a non- address.

Why is this happening?

This change is being made for a couple of security reasons:

  • To facilitate the remediation of future malicious email-based attacks (e.g. phishing)
  • Automated forwarding allowed users to use their email with expired credentials

Are there any exceptions?

Unfortunately there are currently no plans to allow automated forwarding of emails for any reason. This decision was made for all of the University of North Texas, not just the College of Arts and Sciences (now the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and the College of Science), for security reasons and is crucial for continuing protection of UNT personnel and information.

How can I easily receive emails after this change?

We know this change could negatively affect one's email workflow, but after learning information in the following articles one should quickly regain functionality of their emails:

If you have any questions, please contact our office.