Email Scam (June 14, 2017): "Request closed"

From: 
cglover@ccbcmd.edu
To: 
cglover@ccbcmd.edu
Date: 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:02:03 -0400
Subject: 
RE: Helpdesk

This is to notify all Staffs and Alumni that we are validating active accounts. Kindly confirm that 
your account is still in use by clicking the validation link below: 

Click here to Validate e-mail Account now<http://www.msverifupgarde.byethost31.com> 

Sincerely 
Help-Desk

How do you know this is a Phishing Scam: 

URL nothing to do with the University.  Odd phrasing e.g., 'kindly'.  No contact information in signature or elsewhere to call or validate the message.  From not even pretending to be University-related (though this can be easily spoofed to appear so).  Typical 'validate' or 'confirm' account phish message.