Webmail account notice - spam?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Bruce Sinclair, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. In article <h84nvf$shg$-september.org>, "Geopelia" <> wrote:
    >Is this webmail notice advising of maintenance and asking for account and
    >password details just spam?
    >
    >It looks like spam, but I thought I had better check.


    If you are asking, then you already know the answer. Well spotted. :)
     
    Bruce Sinclair, Sep 8, 2009
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  2. Bruce Sinclair

    Geopelia Guest

    Is this webmail notice advising of maintenance and asking for account and
    password details just spam?

    It looks like spam, but I thought I had better check.

    Thank you
    Geopelia
     
    Geopelia, Sep 8, 2009
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  3. Bruce Sinclair

    Carnations Guest

    On Tue, 08 Sep 2009 16:52:53 +1200, Geopelia wrote:

    > Is this webmail notice advising of maintenance and asking for account
    > and password details just spam?
    >
    > It looks like spam, but I thought I had better check.
    >
    > Thank you
    > Geopelia


    Why would you hand over your username and password given that they're supposed to be private only
    to yourself?


    --
    "Filtering the Internet is like trying to boil the ocean"
     
    Carnations, Sep 8, 2009
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  4. Bruce Sinclair

    Geopelia Guest

    "Carnations" <> wrote in message
    news:p...
    > On Tue, 08 Sep 2009 16:52:53 +1200, Geopelia wrote:
    >
    >> Is this webmail notice advising of maintenance and asking for account
    >> and password details just spam?
    >>
    >> It looks like spam, but I thought I had better check.
    >>
    >> Thank you
    >> Geopelia

    >
    > Why would you hand over your username and password given that they're
    > supposed to be private only
    > to yourself?
    >


    It was the password bit that made me suspicious. otherwise it looks genuine.

    I'll just delete it.

    Thank you.
     
    Geopelia, Sep 8, 2009
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  5. Bruce Sinclair

    Geopelia Guest

    "Bruce Sinclair" <> wrote
    in message news:4aa5e5eb$0$606$4all.se...
    > In article <h84nvf$shg$-september.org>, "Geopelia"
    > <> wrote:
    >>Is this webmail notice advising of maintenance and asking for account and
    >>password details just spam?
    >>
    >>It looks like spam, but I thought I had better check.

    >
    > If you are asking, then you already know the answer. Well spotted. :)


    Makes a change from all these banks wanting my details.
    And the chaps offering me millions of dollars.
     
    Geopelia, Sep 8, 2009
    #5
  6. Bruce Sinclair

    Carnations Guest

    On Tue, 08 Sep 2009 23:31:20 +1200, Geopelia wrote:

    >> Why would you hand over your username and password given that they're
    >> supposed to be private only
    >> to yourself?
    >>
    >>

    > It was the password bit that made me suspicious. otherwise it looks
    > genuine.
    >
    > I'll just delete it.
    >
    > Thank you.


    No probs Geopelia. :eek:)

    The general rule of thumb is: never ever ever give your password to anybody else for any purpose, no
    matter who is asking for it - if they're asking via email it may not be whom you think it is.


    --
    "Filtering the Internet is like trying to boil the ocean"
     
    Carnations, Sep 8, 2009
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  7. In article <h85fd9$8t0$-september.org>, "Geopelia" <> wrote:
    >"Bruce Sinclair" <> wrote
    >in message news:4aa5e5eb$0$606$4all.se...
    >> In article <h84nvf$shg$-september.org>, "Geopelia"
    >> <> wrote:
    >>>Is this webmail notice advising of maintenance and asking for account and
    >>>password details just spam?
    >>>
    >>>It looks like spam, but I thought I had better check.

    >>
    >> If you are asking, then you already know the answer. Well spotted. :)

    >
    >Makes a change from all these banks wanting my details.
    >And the chaps offering me millions of dollars.


    It does, but as you suggest, it's the same basic idea. :)
    If in doubt, delete is a good principle.
     
    Bruce Sinclair, Sep 9, 2009
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