We are still experiencing an issue with some students accessing their email from mobile devices and email client applications such as Outlook on both Windows and Mac Computers. We have learned that the issue has been resolved for some students but not for all students. If you are having trouble accessing your email, please use https://mymail.ecu.edu . Our technicians are still working with Microsoft to resolve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience and will send a notification when the issue is resolved.
Date: Monday, March 2, 2015
WARNING! The campus is seeing a "HELP DESK" phishing scheme telling users: "Your mailbox is almost is almost full, you have some pending Mail on our Email server.
Please Click HERE ... to upgrade to the new Outlook Web Access/App mail with 1 TB storage, or your account will be shut down."
If you receive one of these emails, please ignore and delete it. If you clicked on the link in the email you should change your passphrase immediately.
Reminder: ITCS reminds the campus to avoid e-mail scams, hoaxes and Phishing schemes circulating on the Internet and to not provide their password in response to such emails. Scams purporting to be from East Carolina University, Service Helpdesk, ECU IT, ECU Helpdesk, the Web Master, Webmail, the IRS, Your Financial Institution, etc. are bombarding e-mail mailboxes. Although IronPort blocks the majority of such e-mails, some scams successfully reach your e-mail mailbox.
NEVER provide personal or sensitive information in response to any unsolicited e-mail. Don't open unsolicited e-mail attachments. No matter how realistic or enticing the e-mail message, you must remain vigilant in not respondin g to an e-mail hoax or scam. Just delete it! You can always contact the IT Help Desk to verify the authenticity of an e-mail. ITCS will post our announcements at www.help.ecu.edu, users can go there to verify the authenticity of an IT related announcement.
If you have provided personal or sensitive information in response to an e-mail scam and don't know what to do, please contact ECU's IT Help Desk at 328-9866 or www.help.ecu.edu.
Visit the IT Security website, http://www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/itsecurity/phishing-scams.cfm for examples of e-mail scams and additional information on avoiding them.