E-mail services at the TU Darmstadt run in accordance with current security standards. In order to comply with these, rules are required (resolution of 25.09.2007), which are specified via implementation regulations:
All incoming and outgoing e-mails are routed through the central e-mail server of the HRZ.
Access from outside to the SMTP port of the TU Darmstadt is only possible for explicitly registered mail servers.
The computers of the TU Darmstadt are therefore largely protected against
- incoming/outgoing virus-laden e-mails and
- incoming spam (marking).
The Internet is protected against
- virus-laden computers of the TU Darmstadt.
In accordance with the IT user regulations, the aforementioned security measures do not release users from their responsibility to take a critical look at e-mail attachments before opening them.
Blocking old Office formats, macros, executable files
Since viruses can easily be introduced via old Office formats and the macros they contain, it has no longer been possible to receive e-mails containing such documents since the beginning of 2020. Affected are the formats doc, .docm, .dot, .dotm, .pot, .potm, .ppa, .pps, .ppt, .pptm, .html, .htm, .xll, .xlm, .xls, .xlsb, .xlsm, .xlt, .xltm, .xlw as well as .exe.
For details see news of the HRZ from and 30.03.2020. 14.01.2020