Email Forwarding Guidelines

Version 1.3

For Students, Faculty, Staff, Guests, Alumni

Sponsor Office of Information Technology
Audience Faculty, students, administrators, staff, alumni, authorized guests, delegates, and independent contractors.
Effective Date 03/09/2018
Implementation Information Review Frequency: Triennial
Responsible Person: Senior Director of IT Security and Assurance
Approved By: CISO
Background Information Forwarding email is common among users with multiple email accounts that they prefer to manage centrally. While no security policy prohibits the automatic forwarding of email to an outside account, some risks are inherent.

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 the Fordham domain).
  • Secure information may be emailed, provided you use a University-approved email encryption solution. Follow the instructions on the Email Encryption webpage.

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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. 
1.3 02/13/2024 Updated audience, background information, guidelines statement and added the Email Encryption link.

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