Just FYI for the list. I reported the website to the registrar, which
usually takes actions accordingly because many times it is a violation
of their use agreement. I'm not sure how it works being in Russia, but
the registrar had a website that I was able to contact them through. The
last email folks in my department had received awhile back was a UK URL,
I reported it to the registrar and they shut them down. Though UVM has
the nice ability to change DNS as stated (which is very helpful) I not
only worry about the folks working from home/checking email from home
without that protection, but also other folks not UVM affiliated that
could possible get sucked into the trickery of these people.
Its an endless battle.
Deb Smith wrote:
> That is very helpful Wesley and thanks to everyone else who have
> On 11/12/2009 8:16 AM, Wesley Alan Wright wrote:
>> Like everybody else has said, heck no.
>> But How can one tell? Some simple forensics.
>> Note the purported From: address
>> [log in to unmask]
>> Look up NetID servicemail in UVM Directory -- no hits
>> Now look at the address associated with the "Verify My Webmail
>> Account" link. In m email program, I can do hat simply by mousing
>> over the link, and the address pops up
>> .ru is russia
>> On Nov 12, 2009, at 8:09 AM, Deb Smith wrote:
>>> Is this a legitimate request? I have never seen a message like that
>>> asking me to verify my UVM WebMail. I am not going to do this
>>> unless someone from ETS says it is okay.
>>> By the way I have not had any problems with webmail.
>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>> Subject: You Have 1 New Message.
>>> Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 23:11:30 +0000
>>> From: UVM WebMail <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Reply-To: Technology Discussion at UVM <[log in to unmask]>
>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>> Welcome to UVM WebMail
>>> Due to recent problem encountered with access to your UVM WebMail
>>> account you
>>> are required to verify your Webmail information by clicking on the
>>> verify my Webmail account link below.
>>> Verify My Webmail Account
>>> Thank you for using UVM WebMail
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