Improving Email Security: IMAP and POP to be Discontinued

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Dear Colleagues,

Attackers are increasingly targeting insecure legacy email protocols like POP and IMAP to avoid running into multi-factor authentication – thus more easily compromising cloud-based accounts. The lack of multi-factor authentication means that attacks can avoid account lock-out and compromise accounts unnoticed.

For this reason and in an effort to improve email security, CSUCI plans to disable IMAP and POP protocols for faculty and staff users of University email systems.  A small population of users who are currently using these legacy protocols will be contacted to switch to more secure email methods.  Notification on the timeline for disabling these protocols will be sent soon with the intention to end support starting in 2021.

If you have any questions about this or would like assistance changing your email configuration, submit an ITS Service Request or contact the Shared Services Solution Center at 805-437-8552.