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UPDATE: Cellular Service Issues Resolved - Fri., 4/21

April 21, 2017

4:00 p.m.

AT&T has reported that the service issues affecting some parts of campus today have been resolved. Cellular service for AT&T subscribers should be restored.


2:00 p.m.

Security Alert! Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community

April 15, 2017

On April 15, 2017, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "Umass Office of Information Technologies" began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email, which appears to have been sent by "Umass Team <mhicks12@kent.edu>," notifies recipients that “your Umass account is not found on our data profile" and "to avoid the disabling of your account [...], please kindly act fast [...]." The web link in the email directs recipients to a fraudulent login page that uses the UMass Amherst branding.

Security Alert! Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community

April 13, 2017

On April 13, 2017, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "Login is required" began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email, which appears to have been sent by "University of Massachusetts Amherst <update@umass.edu>," notifies users that “According to the new rules, you must login into your account at least once a week, otherwise your account will be locked,” and asks recipients to click a link to “Please Login to avoid the closure of your account.”

Resolved: Email Delivery Delays to Non-UMass Email Addresses - Thurs., 4/13

April 13, 2017

4:30 p.m. Outbound email has been delivered and there are currently no delays or restrictions on message delivery to UMass and non-UMass email addresses.


On Thursday, April 13, 2017, email messages sent to some non-UMass email services (e.g., Yahoo!, Gmail, Comcast) from UMass Amherst email accounts may be temporarily delayed for up 48 hours. During this interval, members of the university community may receive notifications of undelivered mail.

UPDATE: Email Delivery Delays to Non-UMass Email Addresses - Mon., 4/10

April 12, 2017

UPDATE: All outbound email has been delivered and there are currently no delays or restrictions on message delivery to UMass and non-UMass email addresses.


On Monday, April 10, 2017, email messages sent to some non-UMass email services (e.g., Yahoo!, Gmail, Comcast) from UMass Amherst email accounts may be temporarily delayed for up 48 hours. During this interval, members of the university community may receive notifications of undelivered mail.