You may have received this message in your inbox today:
Dear Webmail Account User
This message is from the Webmail IT Service messaging center to all account owners.
Due to the incessant rate of Spam we are currently performing maintenance and up-grading our Digital webmail services for your convenience.
To prevent your account from closing during this exercise you will have to update it below to know it’s status as a currently used account with a hard spam protector.
Confirm Your WebMail Details;
You will be sent a new confirmation alphanumerical password so that it will only be valid during this period and can be changed after the process. Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect your Webmail Account.
Webmail Account Maintainance Team.
Warning Code :ID67565434
Once again, the Office of Information Technology would NEVER send out such a message and would NEVER ask for anyone’s password via e-mail, over the phone, or in person. It is your responsibility, as an SJU account holder, to protect your account and password, as stated in the “User Responsibilities” section of the “Guidelines for the Use of Computing & Network Resources” (http://it.sju.edu/policies-guidelines/usage_policy.html) as follows:
Be responsible for all use of your accounts and for protecting each account’s password. Users are not allowed to divulge computer account passwords. Passwords should consist of a mix of 7 or 8 alphanumeric characters, and should be changed frequently throughout each semester of use. Do not use easily identifiable personal information such as names, telephone numbers, birth dates, etc.
If you have already responded sending your information, you should IMMEDIATELY change your password from the Forgot Password link in the red box on http://my.sju.edu so no one else can access your account. You should also notify the IT Help Desk at email@example.com or 610-660-2920 so that we can determine if your account has been compromised in any way.
This is a very serious matter. A single compromised account could jeopardize the security of all SJU members. So we ask that you do your part by keeping your password private.