Important Technology Changes
Mail Protection Daily Digest starting 8/1/17
MSU enabled the new MSU Mail Protection service to safeguard "@msu.edu" email accounts, as mentioned in a prior message on July 11, 2017. This service is designed to enhance the user experience while also reducing spam, phishing, and malicious emails.
You should be receiving a daily summary email, called a Daily Digest, each morning showing any potential spam messages that have been blocked from your inbox the previous day. Previously, spam filters blocked emails without notifying you of potentially legitimate email.
What do I need to do?
- You can permanently approve, delete, or block senders from any of the messages in the Daily Digest
- How do I turn off the Daily Digest?
To turn off daily notifications
- Log into https://mailprotection.msu.edu or click "Manage My Account" in one of your digest emails
- Choose "Profile" on lower left
- Uncheck "Send digest even when I have no messages in my End User Digest"
Two-Factor authentication for D2L being added 8/14/17
MSU IT is expanding the applications and systems that use two-factor authentication on an ongoing basis for added security.
Two-factor authentication is now being expanded to faculty who manage courses and grading within the D2L course management system.
What is happening?
Starting on August 14, 2017, faculty who manage courses within D2L will be prompted upon logging into https://d2l.msu.edu to use their two-factor credentials in addition to their NetID and password.
Faculty should have already set up two-factor credentials for use with the EBS system. Read more on setting up or managing two-factor authentication credentials at https://secureit.msu.edu/two-factor.
Why are we expanding two-factor authentication?
Stronger authentication methods are needed to reduce the risk of a compromise, especially with high value systems that process or store sensitive and restricted information.