RCMP investigating after explicit emails sent to members of Moncton university

L'Université de Moncton says it's "outraged" after someone sent "malicious" emails to members of its university population over the weekend.

In a statement, the university says "inappropriate and degrading" messages were sent on Saturday and Sunday.

The university confirms the emails, which were sent from a server outside the country, contained sexually explicit material and that the RCMP is investigating.

Mounties say the university managed to delete the emails from the server, but that thousands of people may have seen them.

With files from CTV Atlantic, The Canadian Press