Spam Terminology - NIU - Division of Information Technology

      

   

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Spam Terminology

Block list – messages are blocked from being delivered when the sender's individual email address, domain or IP address appear on this list.  Learn more about setting up your Personal Block List.

Domain - suffix appearing after the @ symbol in an email address. Characters after the dot identify what kind of organization you are dealing with (i.e. edu – educational; com – commercial, gov – government, etc.) Characters after the @ are domains within these categories (i.e. niu, aol, hotmail, etc.)

IP Address - every computer connected to the Internet is assigned a unique number known as an Internet Protocol (IP) address.

Sender - A specific email address (such as jdoe@hotmail.com).  Sender's addresses can be added to your Personal Block List or Personal Permit List.

Permit list – messages are always delivered when the sender's individual email address, domain or IP address appear on this list.  Learn more about setting up your Personal Permit List.