Recently, university IT Services has learned that staff are receiving emails like the following:
Subject: Helpdesk: Upgrade to the New 2012 Mail Server Immediately Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 14:13:16 -0700 From: (obscured) To: Undisclosed recipients
Dear Account Owner,
We are currently migrating to Microsoft Exchange 2012 (from Exchange 2003/2011). With the introduction of Internet Explorer 9, Outlook Express has apparently been removed from the installation package on our Message Center. OWA 2012 provides the same conversation view and experience as Outlook 2011: By default, messages are displayed in threads so that all the messages on a particular topic are grouped. Inability to complete information on the form within 48 hours Message Center will render your e-mail in-active from our. Fill information on the Form by clicking on the link below:
(URL removed for security.)
You will receive an e-mail within 48 hours when your mailbox account is moved.
(c)2012. All Rights Reserved
Where the link in the email takes you to an off-campus website where you're asked to enter your NetID, password and other personal information.
Some things to remember: