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Email Forwarding Guidelines

Sponsor Fordham IT
Audience Faculty, students, administrative officials, staff, alumni, authorized guests, delegates, and independent contractors.
Effective Date 03/09/2018
Implementation Information Review Frequency: Triennial
Responsible Person: Director, IT Risk and Data Integrity
Approved By: CISO
Background Information Forwarding email is common among users who have multiple email accounts that they prefer to manage centrally. While no security policy prohibits the automatic forwarding of email to an outside account, there are some risks inherent in doing so.

Guideline Statement

  • Users may only forward messages per the Data Classifications Guidelines
  • Email is typically not considered a secure data transfer method, especially when sending it externally (i.e., not Fordham domain). 
  • Secure information may be sent through email provided you use University approved email encryption solution. 

Related Documents

Data Classifications Guidelines

Revision History

Version Date Description
1.0 03/09/2018 Final approved
1.1 01/16/2020 Statement update
1.2 02/05/2021 Statement and review frequency updates.