Similar situation: I've been deleting, as bogus, multiple emails
starting around March Madness time indicating it was time to renew my
season basketball tickets. As this email was not from a MSU address,
the preview was showing something without the official Michigan State
University logo, and the color of green was obviously not MSU Pantone
341 (or standard Web display alternative) - there was no way I was going
to open it or click on any links in it. I've just been deleting them
Recently I overheard a conversation that led me to believe these may
have been real. Does anyone know?
Diana E. D'Angelo
Assistant Director and University Data Resource Administrator
Client Advocacy Office
318 Computer Center East Lansing, MI 48824-1042
Email: [log in to unmask]
From: Kim Geiger [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 10:20 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [MSUNAG] spam from "Tom Izzo"
On 25 Apr 2005 at 10:04, m. kolb wrote:
> Kim Geiger <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> > Did anyone else receive "A Message From Coach Tom Izzo" this
> > morning? Many of my users did.
> Many folks did. It was a poor forgery. The faked From: is not even
> his real e-mail address (based on what I heard the message looked
> like, I did not receive a copy of it).
> m. kolb <[log in to unmask]>
Oh, obviously, though I wonder how it got so many of our addressess.
Really funny how people who have finally figured out that spam should
just be summarily deleted go into a tizzy when it seems to
come from someone "famous." Noooo, they had to open the message
(because "it was from someone I knew"), waste time puzzling over
its meaning, forward it to me. Helloooo?!? Why would Tom Izzo be
emailing you? Delete the d*amn thing and get back to work!
Sorry... Monday morning rant over. :-8
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