We’ve seen these scams before. Every so often, a non-UDel email account messages you to inform you that your mailbox is almost full. Unfortunately for them, these would-be scammers make so many mistakes that it’s hard to believe they’re still in business.
First, the message tells you that your mailbox is using 20GB out of 23GB. The numbers don’t match up; UDel accounts get more storage space than that. You can always check the fullness of your mailbox in the bottom left corner of your email page.
Second, the message is obviously a mass email. It uses a generic “Dear Web-mail User” salutation rather than your actual name. You’re all in UD’s system. We know
everything your names.
Third, the message later tells you that you need to log in (well, that you need to “Re-login”) with your credentials in order to update. You shouldn’t be updating anything if your mailbox is full. You should be deleting old messages.
The formatting of the email doesn’t match UD’s standards, either. The wording and conventions are different, and you can check this email against any official UD message to see the differences.
Oh, and for those who don’t know, 3GB is still a lot of space in an email system. To put that number into perspective, 1000 emails of typical lengths barely approach .5GB collectively. If your mailbox has 20GB of space used up, you’re probably way overdue on your spring cleaning.