- legit or not?

  1. Posts : 229
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       #1 - legit or not?

    I've received the same email several times. It is from and begins "You’re receiving this email because we are updating the Microsoft Services Agreement". It looks legit but all of the links in it go to addresses like doesn't look legitimate to me so the first few times I just deleted it as probable phishing.But it keeps coming back so I Googled and got mixed results.

    So what do you folks think: is it legit or spam?
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  2. Posts : 1,748
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    A simple whois query against shows that it's a legitimate Microsoft site within the domain.
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  3. Posts : 31,568
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    Sidecar Bob said: doesn't look legitimate to me....

    You read a url like that from right to left. Anything that ends with ***** is a legitimate MS address. What is to the left of that determines which of the MS servers you go to after you get to the domain, eg: or

    The mmed one is Microsoft's Azure Functions server. In your example its function is to redirect you to an advert for the new Surface laptop 4. - legit or not?-image.png

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  4. Posts : 4,594
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    Unsubscribe from it.

    It may take 6 months to stop receiving email from them
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  5. Posts : 229
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    I received it also. Any person who has a Microsoft account will end up getting it even if they don't subscribe to Microsoft newsletters since it has to do with a service agreement change. It's the same thing like when companies send new "Terms and Conditions".
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    Ya I got one of those from Ubisoft today or yesterday, I just delete it.
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  8. Posts : 229
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    When I got it the 3rd time I figured either it was legit and was pointing me to something I had to accept on one of the links or it was really persistent phishing.
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