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WRATHWILDE
10-14-2009, 11:20 AM
I just got this in my mailbox...

Dear user of the gotmead.com mailing service!

We are informing you that because of the security upgrade of the mailing service your mailbox (wrathwilde@gotmead.com) settings were changed. In order to apply the new set of settings click on the following link:

http://gotmead.com/owa/service_directory/settings.php?email=wrathwilde@gotmead.com&from=gotmead.com&fromname=wrathwilde

Best regards, gotmead.com Technical Support.

Just wanting to know if you did in fact update the accounts? I didn't click on the link, but copied it and pasted it to my browser. The text in blue was inserted in the address when I pasted, which makes me think someone is fishing for passwords. That and I'm used to notifications being signed by Vicky or Pete.

http://gotmead.com.oikkkkuh.co.uk/owa/service_directory/settingsphp?email=wrathwilde@gotmead.com&from=gotmead.com&fromname=wrathwilde

Anybody else get this email? I'm emailing Pete and Vicky to see if it's legit.

Wrathwilde

Arcanum
10-14-2009, 11:29 AM
The address isn't pointing at gotmead.com -> phishing scam.

afdoty
10-14-2009, 11:35 AM
I didn't get it.

WRATHWILDE
10-14-2009, 11:38 AM
The address isn't pointing at gotmead.com -> phishing scam.

That's what I figured, why I'm posting it, why I didn't click on it, and why I'm emailing Pete and Vicky. I figured 99.9% Possibility of a scam, .1% chance of it being legit.

Cheers,
Wrathwilde

capoeirista13
10-14-2009, 12:29 PM
Whether it is legit or not, thanks for posting this since you thought it was fishy.

Oskaar
10-14-2009, 06:34 PM
Good catch Wrath.

Bottom line is if it's from Vicky, Gotmead or I, it will resolve back to GotMead.com.

Thanks for the vigilance!

Pete

WRATHWILDE
10-14-2009, 09:21 PM
Hey Pete and Vicky-

I Just got another one...

Dear user of the gotmead.com mailing service!

We are informing you that because of the security upgrade of the mailing service your mailbox (wrathwilde@gotmead.com) settings were changed. In order to apply the new set of settings click on the following link:

http://gotmead.com/owa/service_directory/settings.php?email=wrathwilde@gotmead.com&from=gotmead.com&fromname=wrathwilde

Best regards, gotmead.com Technical Support.

The Subject Lines for both emails are as follows...

#1 - For the owner of the wrathwilde@gotmead.com e-mail account

#2 - A new settings file for the wrathwilde@gotmead.com has just been released

In the first case the "Sender" was identified as robot@gotmead.com
In the second case the "Sender" was alert@gotmead.com

Since I've never known gotmead, or anyone ever, to put a email address in the subject line, you or Vicky might want to update the filter to automatically flag anything with @gotmead in the subject line as spam.

Cheers,
Jered (Wrathwilde)