Students

Students can opt-out of certain Mass Mail messages by setting their Email Account Filter options in MyUI. To do this, log into MyUI and then navigate to My UIowa > Student Information > Email Tools > Email Account Filter. 

Initially, each student is subscribed to all categories of mass mailings. The MyUI option panel allows students to opt-out of any category of Mass Mail that they do not wish to receive (except for mailings from the University Administration, UISG & ECGPS regarding important issues).

Mail distributions processed by the UI Mass E-Mail service include a category keyword in the Subject line that can be used in your e-mail filter. For example, to filter mailings sent on behalf of non-UI entities, add a Subject line filter for "[OffCampus]".

For more information on filtering e-mail messages, see How to Filter/Setup Rules for E-Mail Messages

Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff may opt-out of certain Mass Mail categories.  They may set their preferences in Employee Self Service under My Self Service > Settings > Mass Email Filter Settings. Select your choices from there and click Update My Massmail Preferences. This option allows faculty/staff to opt-out of any category of mass mail that they do not wish to receive (except for mailings from the University Administration, Public Safety, and messages regarding important issues).

If you still wish to receive the mailings but not in your inbox, you can filter them to a different folder in Outlook. Rules are a powerful way to manage one's mailbox on an everyday basis. Mail distributions processed by the UI Mass E-Mail service include a category keyword in the Subject line that can be used in your e-mail rule. For example, to filter mailings sent on behalf of non-UI entities, add a Subject line filter for "[OffCampus]".

For more information on filtering e-mail messages, see How to Filter/Setup Rules for E-Mail Messages.

External Sources of Email

The "OffCampus" Filter applies only to mail sent by the UI Mass E-mail Service.  It is often difficult to determine sources of unsolicited commercial mail. If the mailing is from the UI Mass Mail Service, there will be a category keyword listed on the subject line, e.g., [UnivAdm].

Article number: 
3778
Last updated: 
September 17, 2021
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