With thousands of employee, retiree, faculty, and other email accounts moving to Google Apps at UD from the failing Mirapoint servers (the mail.udel.edu service), we’ve not had a chance to update this blog in a while.
Actually, some people have reported seeing less spam and phishing traffic in their inboxes since they moved from mail.udel.edu to Google Apps at UD. In fact, the phishing scam shown below is the first one some have seen in weeks:
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It’s not a very convincing scam. Non standard punctuation and capitalization–our favorite obvious typo: “information’s.” Oh, and we have not outsourced our email support to jimdo.com or anyone else.
See this message? Just delete it.
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No, the IT Support Center did not send you email asking you to send them your UDelNet ID and UDelNet Password. The message below is a classic spear phishing scam. Lots of UD specific language in this phish. But if you read carefully, the message reads like something written in a foreign language then forced through a not-very-good translation program.
And, in case you’ve forgotten, the University of Delaware will never ask you to email in your UDelNet ID and password.
If you got this message, just delete it.
From: "IT Support Center"
Date: November 17, 2011 3:59:53 PM EST
Subject: Service Upgrade & Maintanance
Reply-To: IT Support Center
Dear Valued Subscriber,
Service Upgrade & Maintanance
In line with the upgrade of our services to enhance relevant service continuity of all
webmail/UD Google Apps account is in the process of being upgraded to a new set of
Windows-based servers and an enhanced online email interface in line with internet
infrastructure maintenance. The new servers will provide 2GB storage per mailbox,
new spam protection, new Web Mail interface, IMAP, POP, and SMTP support.
To ensure that UD webmail/UD Google Apps account is not intermittently disrupted
but active during and after this service upgrade to the new servers, you are
required to confirm your webmail/UD Google Apps account login details by
* UDelNet ID:
* UDelNet password:
as this will prompt the upgrade of your account. However kindly note that if
receipt of this notice if duly acknowledged, it might result to a temporal
deactivation of your webmail/UD Google Apps from Support database. Your
webmail/UD Google Apps account shall remain active upon your confirmation
of your account login details.
IT Support Center apologizes for any inconvenience caused.
IT Support Center
Information Technologies Support Center University of Delaware.