Phishing for Usernames and Passwords

Occasionally, an email message phishing for information finds its way through our spam filter.  Today, some users saw a message from a seemingly legitimate .edu address that read:

Your mailbox has exceeded the storage limit which is 20GB as set by your administrator,you are currently running on 20.9GB, you may not be able to send or receive new mail until you re-validate your mailbox. To re-validate your mailbox  please click the link below:
Raubicheck, Prof. Walter F
System Administrato

Another recent email said:

To ensure quick, responsive e-mail services, it is necessary to establish limits on the amount of e-mail each user may store on the system. The
volume of e-mail you are storing on the Central e-mail system is now exceeding your normal space allocation. To request for more storage
space on your webmail account, simply click here

Please note that the HSPH Helpdesk will never ask someone in the HSPH community for username and password information for any HSPH server or service via email.

Any messages received that are phishing for information should be deleted.  Protect your accounts!

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