The IT Systems & Network Group (SNG) perform spam monitoring and filtering for Amherst email mailboxes. When it is found that an Amherst or Five College email account is spamming, the IT Help Desk will notify the user and ask him or her to change their password.
Even with spam/nuisance email monitoring, some spam and problematic emails get through. To help with this issue, IT offers an anti-spam email protection service called ExBlock. Exblock is an application created by the Amherst IT department to help deal with spam and unwanted or nuisance email messages.