Stay Safe

Avoid Email Scams

Visit our Phishing pages for information about how to identify phishing scams and examples of some real phishing scams.

If you accidentally responded to a phishing message, or you believe that your account has been compromised, contact IT Security at or 773-702-CERT (773-702-2378).

Compute Safely While Traveling

See our travel tip sheet for information on computer and connection security during both domestic and international travel. The tip sheet provides tips on accessing University resources, checking email, securing your wireless connection if you are using a laptop, and precautions you should take when using public computers.

Think before you share: Do not share copyrighted material

Stay informed

From: Benjamin Thomas <>
To: Benjamin Thomas &lt;;
Date: August 24, 2015 at 7:05:39 PM CDT
Subject: RE: New Notices


You are currently running on low mail Quota due to hidden files and folder on your mailbox. Please Click Here: Staff/faculty<> Upgrade your account.

From: Keefe, William J []
To: Keefe, William J
Date: Monday, August 24, 2015 7:02 AM
Subject: RE: Faculty/Staff/ Survey


Faculty/Staff/ Survey

With the strengthening off our security system and improving your mailing experience, Help Desk requires all faculty and staff, to Complete this survey by filling out the requirements correctly; to participate on survey click hxxp://

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015 7:43 AM
Subject: Faculty & Staff Mailbox Exceeding Limit


For email account update Admin Help Desk require you to upgrade to the latest e-mail Outlook Web Apps 2015, kindly Click on FACULTY-VERIFICATIONPORTAL<> to upgrade to the latest e-mail Outlook Web Apps 2015

ITS Help Desk.
Connected with Microsoft Exchange.
©2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved

From: Martin, Maria, A (MPE)
To: Martin, Maria, A (MPE)
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 2:44 PM
Subject: RE: Service Helpdesk


For email account update Admin Help Desk require you to upgrade to the latest e-mail Outlook Web Apps 2015, kindly Click on Faculty-VERIFICATIONPORTAL to upgrade to the latest e-mail Outlook Web Apps 2015

ITS Help Desk.
Connected with Microsoft Exchange.
©2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved


From: Blackboard Learning ITS
Date: Wed 8/19/2015 9:35 AM
Subject: (Blackboard Learning) You have two important messages from Faculty.


Dear member :

Your Faculty Administrator has left two important message's for you on your Blackboard learning area.

click or paste the follow URL to view your message's.


Note : the above URL will expire in 10 minutes after mail has been read.

From: "Webmail Support" <>
Date: 18 Aug 2015
Subject: Help Desk


You are required to revalidate your account due to ongoing maintenance. 
Update your account by clicking on the Revalidation link.<>

From: "Wallace, Stephanie E." <>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Date: August 17, 2015 at 3:18:16 PM CDT
Subject: Dear All,


Dear All,

Helpdesk Service Center requires your prompt re-initiation of your Email account.

CLICK HERE <> to initiate.

IT-Helpdesk Service.

From: David Young
To: "<>" <<>>
Date: Monday, August 17, 2015 at 8:11 AM
Subject: Helpdesk Email problem!


Dear Email User,

Your Email account have been put on-hold by our server,you can no longer send or receive emails,to continue using your webmail, Kindly Login HERE<> and continue with your webmail

Thank you
Outlook Helpdesk Service Team.
Notice: This e-mail may contain privileged and/or confidential information and is intended only for the addressee. If you are not the addressee or the person responsible for delivering it to the addressee, you may not copy or distribute this communication to anyone else. If you received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return e-mail and promptly delete the original message from your system. Thank you!

Date: Monday, August 17, 2015
Subject: IT Admin Desk


Today Monday 17th Aug 2015. we are upgrading our email system to e-mail Zimbra Web Client 2015. This service creates more space and easy access to email. Please update your account by clicking on the link below and fill information for activation.

hxxp:// for Activation

Inability to complete the information will render your account inactive.

Thank you.
IT Admin Desk

This e-mail, including any attachments, is confidential and for the sole use of the intended recipients(s). It may contain copyright and/or legally privileged material and/or personal information.
Confidentiality and/or any legal professional privilege that may exist in the content of this email is not waived or lost if you receive it and you are not the intended or authorised recipient(s).
If you are not the intended or authorised recipient(s):
Please let us know immediately by return email and then delete this email and your reply.
- You must not use, copy or disclose any of the information this email contains.
There is no warranty that this email is error or virus free. If this is a private communication, it does not represent the views of Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland (CPL).

From: Uchicago Webmail Account Team Update
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Date: August 14, 2015 at 2:38:39 AM CDT


Dear Uchicago Subscriber,

We are currently verifying our subscribers
Profile in order to increase the Uchicagoficiency of our mail

Due to the congestion in all Profile users and removal of all unused
Account, Uchicago Will be shutting down all unused Profile,

To Join in the Recent Upgrade Taking Place at Uchicago,You must
Reply to this email by Confirming your account details below,

User Name:


Failure to do this will immediately render
your email address deactivated from our database.

Thanks for using Uchicago !

We are sorry for any inconvenience.


Uchicago Customer Care Team.

From: Schmidt, Stephanie (schmisi) []
Date: Saturday, August 08, 2015 5:48 PM
Subject: helpdesk


Your mailbox can no longer send messages. Please reduce your mailbox size. By Automatically clicking on Mailbox Quota. and fill out the necessary mailbox requirement to increase your mailbox Quota size CLICK HERE<> .

IMPORTANT NOTE: You won't be able to receive mail messages at 480 MB.

Admin help desk

From: "Fansler, Michaela M."


>For email account update Admin Help Desk require you to upgrade to the
>latest e-mail Outlook Web Apps 2015 , kindly Click on
>UPGRADE,<hxxp://> to upgrade to the
>latest e-mail Outlook Web Apps 2015
>ITS Help Desk.
>Connected with Microsoft Exchange.

Date: Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 9:19 AM
Subject: [ResCom] [redacted] Wells Fargo Security & Privacy!

Wells Fargo Security & Privacy


For security purposes, our computer systems employ software programs to prevent any unauthorized access to your information. As further protection, we require that you update your online access. .

Update your Online Access<>


[Together we'll go far]

If you would prefer not to receive these notifications, sign on, go to Messages & Alerts, then Set Up/Modify,
and uncheck the box for the Overdraft Protection Advance option for your checking alerts.

To ensure Inbox delivery, add<> to your address book.

To: undisclosed-recipients


Email Text: Please Click here
<> to view
the secured message i sent you.


*Username removed*

University of Chicago

*WERC & North Science Quadrangle Projects *



*Please Send All Mailings To: 1245 West Washington Blvd - Chicago, IL

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended
solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed.
If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager.
This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the
individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not
disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender
immediately by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and
delete this e-mail from your system. If you are not the intended recipient
you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any
action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly


From: Rick Davis []
Sent: Saturday, August 01, 2015 3:38 PM
Subject: Admin

Your Mail-Box has exceeded its storage Limit CLICK=HERE<hxxps://> FILL and Click on FINISH for to get more space or you wont be able to send Mail


From: James, Norma G []
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2015 6:57 AM
To: username
Subject: RE: IT Service Desk Support

To All Faculty\Staff,

Take note of this important update that our new web mail has been improved with a new messaging system from Owa/outlook which also include faster usage on email, shared calendar,web-documents and the new 2015 anti-spam version.

Kindly use the link below to complete your update for our new Owa/outlook improved web mail.
CLICK on Outlook Web Access<hxxp://> to update immediately.
IT Service Desk Support

From: The University of Chicago
Date: Date: Aug 2, 2015 11:11 AM
Subject: Warning Update - August 2015



Your Email Account has been flagged due to System Maintenance Error.
Your must update your account to resolve the issue.

Click Here to update your webmail account. hxxp://

Webmail Services

From: Help Desk
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015
Subject: Technical Support


(IMAP) Server - requires Increase, Mailbox has exceeded its storage limit.
Click on Faculty and Staff
Portal to increase

Mailboxes SEND/RECEIVE Functions will be disabled if account increase is
not completed.
(c) 2015 Mailbox Portal

Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Subject: Faculty And Staff Notification Only


Good morning all,

We just completed our email system upgrade to 50GB inbox space.  Kindly log-in to your email account for confirmation of ownership.

Your emails won't be delivered by our server, unless email account is confirmed.

Click on fACULTY AND STAFF to confirm details of your user account.Note that, password should not be changed once email account has been confirmed.Improving and protecting your email account is our primary concern.

Copyright©2015 Micros oft Corporation. All rights reserved​​

From: Uniservicesofficialupdates []
Date: Monday, July 27, 2015 12:07 PM
Subject: Email Validation!


This e-mail is to notify the Staff /student of University Of Chicago that we would be performing a scheduled maintenance on your E-mail account. During this time, your account will not be accessible from your computer or mobile phone. 

We apologize for any inconvenience that this causes and appreciate your patience while we work to improve our service. 

Click ( HERE<> ) and fill the form in order to keep your account active after the validation exercise. 

Failure to do this will lead to a closure of this account. 

Please do not disregard this email upon receipt. 

Thank you, 
IT Desk