Important security changes to alumni email aliases (@alumni.jh.edu)
Dear Johns Hopkins alumni:
We wanted to communicate an important change to your Johns Hopkins email alias, an alumni benefit sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association.
Like many other universities, Johns Hopkins University is frequently targeted with impersonation scams, most often through email. These phishing and spoofing scams are often used by cyber criminals to try to impersonate Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, and senior leadership.
In Fall 2021, the Johns Hopkins’ technology and security teams implemented ways to better safeguard the Hopkins email environment from these malicious attempts. Those methods include quarantining and rejecting messages sent from Johns Hopkins email addresses (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org) that originate from third party email service providers, including Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.
Beginning April 21, 2022, messages sent from Johns Hopkins email addresses that have the following address - email@example.com - and that originate from third party email service providers (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.), will be quarantined and rejected.
How do I know if my alias is impacted?
We are proactively emailing all Johns Hopkins alumni who have an active @alumni.jh.edu email address and who have been sending emails from that address, using a third party email service provider. This security measure will impact a user's ability to send emails from that address in the future.
Note: Alumni who send emails from their official Johns Hopkins Outlook alumni email account (alumni.jhu.edu/email) are not impacted by this security measure.
What happens next, and how can I learn more?
To learn more about this security change, its impacts, and your email options, please read our FAQ, here.
We understand the unique challenge this presents to our alumni community, and appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to provide useful, safe, and secure alumni benefits to our community. For questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Johns Hopkins Alumni Association