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Published August 04, 2017
Dear McNeese Community,
Phishing messages that entice users to "Restore Storage Capacity," have been sent to many email accounts at McNeese over the past few days (see copy of message below).
Please delete these messages and do not respond. Remember, do not click on links or open attachments from unknown senders. Hover over links to verify the full URL. Consider using a link checker (e.g. Please be reminded that McNeese will never ask for credentials through email. The McNeese Helpdesk will not ask for password information under any circumstances.
If you did respond to this email, reset your McNeese password and contact the Helpdesk at 475-5995 for assistance.
Thank you

Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2017 17:58:17 -0500 (CDT)
From: Xxxxxxx Xxxxx
Subject: Dear McNeese Staff Member

Dear McNeese Staff Member

You have reached the storage limit of your Mailbox. Your Outgoing Mails are on Hold

Please click below to restore access your email


We apologize for the inconvenience.