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#209202 - 01/23/13 12:36 AM subscription re-confirmation email?  
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Dear list,

Is this a real request or a phishing?

Sorry to be so freaky, but I had just finished reading a security newlestter and then got this re-confirmation email.

Regards,
embee

#209205 - 01/23/13 04:03 AM Re: subscription re-confirmation email? [Re: embee]  
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G'day,
The website link points to the correct place so I'd imagine that unless someone hacked the site all is as it says.

regards

#209223 - 01/23/13 03:42 PM Re: subscription re-confirmation email? [Re: embee]  
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I got it, too, and went ahead and clicked (very hesitantly I might add), but it seems legit. I would rather that Anu had just said to come to the AWAD website and find the appropriate link there, but.


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#209226 - 01/23/13 04:35 PM Re: subscription re-confirmation email? [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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Originally Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu
I got it, too, and went ahead and clicked (very hesitantly I might add), but it seems legit. I would rather that Anu had just said to come to the AWAD website and find the appropriate link there, but.


Ditto, I got it too, and it returned me to the site.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#209246 - 01/25/13 08:03 AM Re: subscription re-confirmation email? [Re: embee]  
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Thx folks. I guess I'll try to find the thing again and click on the link. Gee whiz, I don't know where I put it. frown

#209265 - 01/27/13 10:08 AM Re: subscription re-confirmation email? [Re: embee]  
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I may be paranoid, but I don't trust any e-mail that tells me to click on a link in order to do what they ask.
I immediately sent an e-mail asking Wordsmith to confirm if it was a legitimate request.... blush blush blush


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#209268 - 01/27/13 02:16 PM Re: subscription re-confirmation email? [Re: embee]  
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Good move, JoR.

#209269 - 01/27/13 03:10 PM Re: subscription re-confirmation email? [Re: Faldage]  
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Thanks Faldage smile


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#209270 - 01/27/13 04:45 PM Re: subscription re-confirmation email? [Re: JoR]  
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Did you find out if we are legit??


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#209272 - 01/27/13 05:39 PM Re: subscription re-confirmation email? [Re: embee]  
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My computer has suffered no ill effects from the link-clicking. But I'm on a mac, so your mileage may vary.

(and I know, bad stuff can happen to macs, too, it's just not as likely. Which is why I felt comfortable trying the link.)


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#209281 - 01/27/13 11:32 PM Re: subscription re-confirmation email? [Re: embee]  
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Yes, it's genuine. Reconfirmations are a hassle for everyone involved but we have to do it to remove inactive addresses. Thanks.

#209286 - 01/28/13 05:30 AM Re: subscription re-confirmation email? [Re: embee]  
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Thank you, sir! smile

#209302 - 01/29/13 11:46 AM Re: subscription re-confirmation email? [Re: JoR]  
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Originally Posted By: JoR
I may be paranoid, but I don't trust any e-mail that tells me to click on a link in order to do what they ask.
I immediately sent an e-mail asking Wordsmith to confirm if it was a legitimate request.... blush blush blush

---
I am very pleased to report back that I have received a reply to my e-mail:
"Yes, we are reconfirming addresses on our subscription list.
We are doing spring cleaning and removing inactive addresses from our list.
Thanks for being a subscriber of AWAD.
Regards,
Wordsmith.org"

smile smile smile


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#209303 - 01/29/13 11:50 AM Re: subscription re-confirmation email? [Re: Wordsmith]  
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Thank you so much


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