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

Re: subscription re-confirmation email? [Re: embee] #209205
01/23/13 04:03 AM
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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

Re: subscription re-confirmation email? [Re: embee] #209223
01/23/13 03:42 PM
01/23/13 03:42 PM
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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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Re: subscription re-confirmation email? [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu] #209226
01/23/13 04:35 PM
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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.


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Re: subscription re-confirmation email? [Re: embee] #209246
01/25/13 08:03 AM
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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

Re: subscription re-confirmation email? [Re: embee] #209265
01/27/13 10:08 AM
01/27/13 10:08 AM
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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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Re: subscription re-confirmation email? [Re: embee] #209268
01/27/13 02:16 PM
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Good move, JoR.

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


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


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Re: subscription re-confirmation email? [Re: embee] #209272
01/27/13 05:39 PM
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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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