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State employees receive valueless email commonly referred to as SPAM. IOT's "SPAM filter" stops thousands of these messages every day but it does not stop them all. Though not all SPAM messages are scams, enough are to demand wariness of emails from unknown sources.
For every message that the state receives from parties outside state government the filter is blocking six SPAM messages. State users must remain alert for SPAM that evades the filter. SPAM that evades the filter can be reported to the SPAM postmaster using the following instructions:
Open a new message
Once the SPAM postmaster has received your message you will receive an email acknowledging its receipt.
How to check if a message is a SPAM
If you want to check the validity of an email, here are some Web sites that provide information on hoaxes, urban legends and viruses.