If you send emails via Email+ to Illinois and UIllinois email addresses please read the below announcement that was sent to the CCO list on the behalf of CITES Security.
In order to be added to the test group for this CITES Security service send your emails to: email@example.com .
When this service goes into effect, if you are sending emails to mixed groups, those on and off campus, it is important that you test your emails with an account like GMAIL.
This is the email that was sent to the CCCO@lists.illinois.edu on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.
At the request of campus leadership, including the Council of Deans, a new protection for campus email will go into effect for campus May 20, 2015. This protection will work by rewriting the URLs in messages, as well as inserting text following the link.
What this means for you:
As a campus communicator you will be added to the testing group on Thursday April 30, 2015 so that you can test your email communication tools and see how they may be affected. While this change won't affect most emails, there's a chance that it could break your current formatting or change how messages are displayed.
What you will see with the new protection:
The link text will stay the same, but a label will be added after the link text, showing the user where the link will take them. For example, if you have a link with the text "Illinois Homepage", that will be modified to "Illinois Homepage [illinois.edu]". While this is a small modification, if you have strict formatting, it could cause an unexpected line wrap or some other change.
For examples of messages with rewritten links, see: http://go.illinois.edu/emailURLprotection
What to do:
Test your email communication tools to see how URL labelling will affect the display.