[unisog] Forwarding email and security.

Edgecombe, Jason jwedgeco at email.uncc.edu
Tue Dec 6 19:02:36 GMT 2005


Yes, I'm pretty sure we have diskquotas.

I'm not sure how the quotas behave wrt incoming mail. I'm not the mail
admin. 

Jason Edgecombe
TST Web Developer
Dean's Office, College of Arts & Sciences
UNC-Charlotte
Phone: (704) 687-4686 

 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: unisog-bounces at lists.sans.org 
> [mailto:unisog-bounces at lists.sans.org] On Behalf Of Ken Connelly
> Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2005 10:48 AM
> To: UNIversity Security Operations Group
> Subject: Re: [unisog] Forwarding email and security.
> 
> Different twist...  For those of you who have defined e-mail as an 
> official communications medium, do you:
> 
>    1. have diskquotas for users?
>    2. enforce those diskquotas wrt incoming mail?
> 
> We haven't officially defined (via policy) e-mail as an official 
> communications medium yet, although that day may be coming.  
> We do have 
> diskquotas, and we do enforce them, but not immediately.  I 
> have scripts 
> that:
> 
>    1. check quota status periodically (bi-weekly for students, monthly
>       for faculty/staff)
>    2. those that are over are so notified and given some time to clean
>       up (3 days for students, two weeks for faculty/staff)
>    3. during the notification timeframe, multiple checks per day are
>       made against those that were notified.  if they get 
> under, they're
>       thanked and removed from further checks until the next cycle.
>    4. if they're still over when the deadline arrives, they're shutoff
>       from new incoming mail (mail to them bounces), although they can
>       still send mail via our servers.
>    5. they have an automated way to get their incoming mail privs back
>       that works 24x7
> 
> I can hear both sides of the argument in my head if e-mail were to be 
> declared an official medium and we continue to enforce 
> diskquotas.  For 
> those of you in that situation, where have you come down on this?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> - ken
> 
> Edgecombe, Jason wrote:
> 
> >Hi,
> >
> >At UNCCharlotte, email is also an official communications medium.
> >Everyone is able to forward email through our Sungard/SCT 
> Luminus portal
> >(students) or MS Exchange (faculty/staff, soon to be everyone). While
> >forwarding is allowed, you do so at your own risk. It is still the
> >user's responsibility to comply with messages even if they 
> don't receive
> >them. IT recommends against forwarding because they can't ensure
> >delivery, but you can still do it.
> >
> >Jason Edgecombe
> >TST Web Developer
> >Dean's Office, College of Arts & Sciences
> >UNC-Charlotte
> >Phone: (704) 687-4686 
> >  
> >
> -- 
> - Ken
> =================================================================
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> University of Northern Iowa           Cedar Falls, IA  50614-0121
> email: Ken.Connelly at uni.edu
> phone: (319) 273-5850   fax: (319) 273-7373
> 
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> what you do know!
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