Frequently Asked Questions

Wouldn't it be more secure if Ithaca College managed the email system?

Not really. Ithaca College encrypts mail sent within the Ithaca College system. The connection from your desktop to Microsoft will also be encrypted. But, email systems are not secure. It is up to the data owner to determine what data is sent via email and once data is sent somewhere else, the owner no longer has control over who has the data or what happens to the data. So, how data is protected during transmission and at rest are important issues but the greater issue is what data is being transmitted.