REMINDER: Revised External Email Banner Launches Today – Nov. 19

Date: November 19, 2020
To: U of T Faculty, Staff and Students
From: Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration
Re: REMINDER: Revised External Email Banner Launches Today – Nov. 19


Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder that the new external email banner notification will be rolled out to the university today, November 19, 2020. This initiative is designed to warn U of T faculty, staff and students of emails originating outside the university.

The banner is just one part of our strategy to mitigate malicious and sophisticated email attacks directed at the university community and may be removed in the future as we are able to implement additional security tools.

A number of issues were initially brought to our attention regarding the external email banner. We evaluated the concerns raised regarding the impact of the banner on the general quality of communications with known external colleagues and the limited email preview pane. To alleviate these concerns, we have significantly shortened the banner and associated text.

This is how the banner will appear at the top of all faculty, staff and students’ external emails:

How the External Email Banner will appear in emails

We appreciate your feedback and support as we work to find solutions which both protect our users, as well as improve the general user experience.

Visit this website for more information. If you have any questions, please open a ticket at

Kind regards,
Information Security and Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration