Microsoft 365 Outlook Updates

Opt-in system to filter offensive email content

December 6, 2021

To minimize the risk of emails containing hate speech, threats, and other harmful content reaching members of our community, Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) has partnered with the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging to offer an opt-in system that detects and adds a warning label to incoming emails containing potentially offensive content.

The system detects words in incoming emails that are commonly used in abusive or threatening ways to demean, harass...

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Send encrypted files and messages with Outlook

February 1, 2021

Harvard Microsoft 365 users can now send encrypted messages and files directly from the Outlook web or desktop apps. Encrypting an email adds an extra layer of security to the message and its attachments (up to 150MB), and means only the intended recipient can view it. Message encryption in Outlook is approved for sending high risk (...

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