What is SafeLinks?
The Office of Information Technology has added a feature to the University’s e-mail system: Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) SafeLinks.
How does SafeLinks work?
SafeLinks scans incoming e-mails for known malicious hyperlinks and attachments containing malware. This feature then rewrites the URL using Microsoft’s standard URL format prefix https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com. If the link is categorized as malicious, you will be redirected to a block page upon accessing the link in your browser. SafeLinks works behind the scenes, which means you do not need to do anything to activate or take advantage of the system.
If you receive Plain-Text e-mails
When ATP SafeLinks detects a hyperlink in a plain-text e-mail (non-HTML), it will rewrite the URL in plain text. In this case, you will see the rewritten URL directly in the body of the e-mail. E-mails with HTML or rich text are most common, so Plain-Text rewrites will occur infrequently.