It's not from Microsoft...
by mbednarz - 1/17/09 10:51 AM
In Reply to: Microsoft emails. by WA. Jonny.
I was getting the same thing. They are not from Microsoft, they are phishing emails often using your address to create legitimacy. When you hit the unsubscribe or update or any other link, or photo you can launch or unload their vicious payload.
If they are using your email address, refer to my posting above to contact your isp, or just go into their filter, move or add your own address into the BLOCKED sender list, instead of ALLOWED. Send yourself a test email, you should still get it, but theirs will stop.
My niece and nephew both fell victim to an "update" email from "Microsoft" and got that nasty virus/malware that hijacked their browser and caused my brother HOURS of grief with paid Tech support at Gateway to rid their systems. Microsoft will not send you emails unless you had requested it on Msoft Live Mail or other, and even then they won't be about updates, just offerings or info. Msft will NEVER send you emails to update Windows or IE. they use the Automatic Updater specifically for that purpose and your own security.
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