Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Pittsford,NY
    Posts
    898
    Thanks
    543
    Thanked 35 Times in 27 Posts

    Is email from "Microsoft" okay?

    I'm probably being paranoic, but:
    I have an email that came into my inbox this morning from Microsoft, with the title:"Our terms of use are changing."

    If I look at Properties/Details it says it's from: email@microsoft.microsoft.com

    Has anyone else gotten this email; or should I just delete it?

    I don't want to just open it without checking here first.

    Thanks for any advice offered,
    Dick

  2. #2
    Super Moderator RetiredGeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Manning, South Carolina
    Posts
    9,665
    Thanks
    390
    Thanked 1,511 Times in 1,372 Posts
    Dick,

    Yes I also received this email. I was also suspicious but having good A/V and anti-malware protection I opened it and it seemed innocuous enough. However, I did NOT click on any of the links! If I was interested in reading any of the reverenced material I would have gone to the MS website myself and searched for the documents. HTH

    P.S. I also noted that the email used the address associated with my MS account.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

    RG

    PowerShell & VBA Rule!

    My Systems: Desktop Specs
    Laptop Specs

  3. #3
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Pittsford,NY
    Posts
    898
    Thanks
    543
    Thanked 35 Times in 27 Posts
    Thank you RG.

    Dick

  4. #4
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    North Eastern Arizona, USA
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Hackers and virus peddlers often use an address that is so slightly wrong that no one notices. In this one the word microsoft appears twice. Dealing with MS ever since Windows 3, I've never seen them use the word microsoft twice.

    Just because someone else has received this doesn't mean it's free of little nasties.

    You could ask Microsoft. Otherwise, it's not safe.

    Anytime you receive something you were not expecting, DELETE IT!
    Last edited by partner; 2014-06-26 at 22:24.

  5. #5
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    12,560
    Thanks
    152
    Thanked 1,401 Times in 1,223 Posts
    It does seem Microsoft's email terms of use are indeed changing. I have received one such email per Microsoft account I have and so has the rest of the family.
    Rui
    -------
    R4

  6. #6
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    23,885
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 1,099 Times in 965 Posts
    When you are unsure about a link DON'T click on it. Attempt to go straight to the source. Search for the item using your favorite search engine. Or just go to the main page for the site in your favorite browser and use the site search. A quick search for microsoft email terms of service yielded Microsoft Services Agreement as the first result.

    Joe

  7. #7
    Silver Lounger Banyarola's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Big Indian, New York
    Posts
    1,900
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 65 Times in 54 Posts
    I don't open ANYTHING from Microsoft..
    If it's that important they will call...Hahahahahah
    "If You Are Reading This In English, Thank A VET"

  8. #8
    Silver Lounger wavy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    ny
    Posts
    2,471
    Thanks
    253
    Thanked 153 Times in 142 Posts
    And 1 trick I use is to copy a link in the email and paste it into google and see what comes up.

  9. #9
    WS Lounge VIP mrjimphelps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    3,572
    Thanks
    471
    Thanked 417 Times in 389 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Banyarola View Post
    I don't open ANYTHING from Microsoft..
    If it's that important they will call...Hahahahahah
    "Hi, I'm from Microsoft, and I need to remote control your computer - we have detected several viruses!"

  10. #10
    Silver Lounger wavy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    ny
    Posts
    2,471
    Thanks
    253
    Thanked 153 Times in 142 Posts
    I am now one of the priveledged few that Microsoft has offered to assist.


    I got my gf to bring her digital recorder over if there is a next time


    David

    Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •