SPAM ALERT: Friday July 22nd, 2011

Several members of the university community have received this SPAM email. I have BOLDED the out of the ordinary points in the email that are good indicators that it is SPAM.


From: <– NOT the hdstaff email alias OR SJU staff member
Date: July 22, 2011 7:03:40 AM EDT
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: Webmaster Administrator <– NOT the standard Subject line (IT ALERT:)
Due to the large amount of spam mails we receive daily from our message center administration.

We have reset your mailbox server to serve you better and consistently by clicking the link below and fill out the necessary details:

LINK REMOVED <– NOT an SJU related link

Thank you for your cooperation. <– NOT the standard Helpdesk Signature
Webmaster Administrator
VALTEAU Dominique. <– NOT an SJU staff member

New Mac OS: 10.7 Lion

The Saint Joseph’s University Office of Information Technology is asking employees not to purchase the upcoming Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) operating system for university-owned computers. Testing must be performed to ensure standard university software will work with OS X 10.7. Once a Managed Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) image is verified and tested, a deployment strategy will be implemented and communicated to campus.

SPAM Email: Friday June 24th, 2011

Below is the latest SPAM/Phishing attempt on the SJU community. The bolded comments below highlight indicators that reveal that this too IS NOT from the OIT. Always remember, SJU WILL NOT SEND OUT AN EMAIL TO THE COMMUNITY ASKING FOR YOUR SJU PASSWORD.
NO Information Technology letterhead

Hello User

Due to database maintenance equipment that is happening in our Center web mail messages. Our message center must be reset due to the large number of spam messages we receive daily. The maintenance of quarantine will help us avoid this dilemma every day and the new software provides a web mail system new security from hackers to protect our users from getting their accounts accounts.

To validate your mailbox, CLICK HERE and fill out the to verify your account:

WARNING! owner that refuses to update his/her account after five (5) days of receipt of the notification of this update, your account will be excluded permanently from our Accounts database and can also cause malfunction of customer’s account or user and would not be responsible for the loss of your account. Webmaster, <– NOT the standard SJU Helpdesk Signature
Engr. Johansson Simpson <–NOT an employee of SJU OIT
Upgrade Team Controller.

Computer Installation Scheduling for the Summer

One major task we have on our plate is the installation of personal computer systems throughout campus: in computer labs, in classrooms, and in faculty and staff offices. Due to the overwhelming number of systems that have been purchased and need to be installed this summer, we are working on an aggressive schedule to try to get them done. In order to accomplish that, we are asking that if a computer has been ordered for you, please schedule an installation time using our scheduling tool available in MySJU as soon as possible. We are currently scheduling installations through August 19, with up to 4 available time slots available each weekday (excluding holidays).

In order to get ready for the start of the new Academic Year, which starts August 29, and handle the start-of-the-semester rush, we will NOT be scheduling or performing any computer installations from August 21 through September 9. So, if you need to have your new computer installed before the semester starts, please be sure to schedule it before August 19.

How to Schedule a Computer Installation
1. Login to MySJU at
2. In the Saint Joseph’s University Links channel select Computer Scheduling Tool
3. When prompted, enter your standard SJU username and password
4. Select the order number for your computer order
5. Follow the instructions to select the date and time of your installation