What is External Email Tagging?


What is external email tagging?


External email tagging is a precautionary cybersecurity technique that allows for tagging of email messages not originating from a BGSU email account. Tagging provides an extra warning when an external email is sent to your BGSU account. The [EXTERNAL] tag will appear each time an email is sent to you from a non-BGSU email account.

All emails originating from outside of the University should be approached with caution and the addition of email tagging serves as a reminder to think twice before clicking on links or opening attachments from unknown senders. 

Additional Information on  External Email Tagging

How Do I Report That an External Email Was Not Tagged Correctly?

How Do I Request to Allowlist a Vendor or to Have the [External] Tag be Removed From a Specific Email Sender Address?

Will Opening a Tagged Email Make Me Vulnerable to Attacks?

For additional assistance, please contact Information Technology Services at 419-372-0999 or through chat.

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