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  1. #1
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    Unsure if an email is scam

    Hey,

    A few minutes ago I was going to email someone and saw this: http://i.imgur.com/U206VFf.jpg

    I get a lot of crap having a 10+ year old hotmail account, but this almost looked legit to me.. just considering MS and their history of supporting services ;P. However I am tin foil hat to the max on random emails, and always view the source ( http://pastebin.com/jfugEV9n ), and noticed the following lines...

    From: MAIL SERVICE <micro_uniteam5@outlook.com>
    To: "no_reply@outlook.com" <no_reply@outlook.com>


    Odd that it was To the no_reply address not from, or is that how it should be?... also this though..

    authentication-results: spf=softfail (sender IP is 10.152.0.52)
    smtp.mailfrom=outlook.com; outlook.com; dkim=none (message not signed)
    header.d=none;outlook.com; dmarc=fail action=none header.from=outlook.com;
    received-spf: SoftFail (protection.outlook.com: domain of transitioning
    outlook.com discourages use of 10.152.0.52 as permitted sender)


    So I'm fairly convinced it's just a scam. The button link is a bit.ly I won't click unless someone convinces me I'm just being paranoid here. Also yes I have 4.5 thousand uread emails and an empty folder called farts lmao. Deleting emails on the new outlook site (vs hotmail's) sucks ass. Hopefully I don't actually lose my email and like every 10+ year old account I have with it, not expecting to though. Thanks for reading, sorry for being crazy.

  2. #2
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    Re: Unsure if an email is scam

    No you're not being paranoid here. Avoid it and its better to delete emails like this right away. I get these sorts of emails almost everyday and you mentioned it right that some days they pose to be seriously legit, in my case mostly from the bank asking me to reset my password.

  3. #3
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    Re: Unsure if an email is scam

    Looks like BS to me.
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