Microsoft e-mail


  1. Posts : 3,108
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       #1

    Microsoft e-mail


    Received an e-mail purportedly from Microsoft claiming I need to Update my Dev version of Insider.
    Not having ever been on that version aroused my suspicions.
    Is this a genuine e-mail from Microsoft?

    Microsoft e-mail-windowsinsider1.jpgMicrosoft e-mail-windowsinsider.jpg
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  2. Posts : 9,792
    Mac OS Catalina
       #2

    Look at the header.
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  3. Posts : 3,108
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       #3

    bro67 said:
    Look at the header.
    If you Google even M$ suggest it can be faked.
    Am always wary clicking on links in e-mails.
    Updated using Settings revealed was already on latest version.
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  4. Posts : 2,563
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #4

    I would expect any genuine email from MS to show microsoft.com & not @e-mail.microsoft.com.
    If you hover your mouse over the link what’s the url?
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    Bastet said:
    I would expect any genuine email from MS to show microsoft.com & not @e-mail.microsoft.com.
    If you hover your mouse over the link what’s the url?
    @e-mail.microsoft.com.
    Which is why I posted it as suspicious.
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  6. NMI
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    Bastet said:
    I would expect any genuine email from MS to show microsoft.com & not @e-mail.microsoft.com.
    Sub-domains are hardly uncommon:

    Subdomains are also used by organizations that wish to assign a unique name to a particular department, function, or service related to the organization.

    Subdomain - Wikipedia
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  7. Posts : 584
    Windows 10 Home
       #7

    I think it is legitimate. I am an Insider all my Insider emails come from e-mail.microsoft.com. Microsoft is making changes to the Insider program, apparently with a new channel called Canary. In fact, they are already rolling it out on Windows 11.

    Windows 11 Insider Canary Build 25314.1000 (rs_prerelease) - March 8 | Page 3 | Windows 11 Forum

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  8. Posts : 2,563
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #8

    When you hover your mouse cursor over the ‘update’ banner does it show a genuine MS link?
    I know you state the header can be faked but you can analyse the header information here:
    Message Header Analyzer if it is faked then I wonder if this would confirm or deny this.
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