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Thread: Phishing or Legit Gotmead Security Mail Update?

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    Default Phishing or Legit Gotmead Security Mail Update?

    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_direc...ame=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=gotm ead.com&fromname=wrathwilde

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

    Wrathwilde

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    The address isn't pointing at gotmead.com -> phishing scam.

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    I didn't get it.
    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcanum View Post
    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

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    Whether it is legit or not, thanks for posting this since you thought it was fishy.
    If I could time travel, I'd probably use it to see how my brews were doing in the future.

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    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
    Is it tasty . . . precious?

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    Default Phishing Round 2

    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_direc...ame=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)

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