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Poobah
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A question came up about a suspicious email at the meeting last Sunday. Here's a screen shot of one I received today.
Notice the fake "Apple" "from" address, and the bad English mentioned at the meeting.
Also the threatening tone.

I forwarded it to reportphishing@apple.com, which Apple recommends.

REMEMBER: NEVER link through from ANY suspect emails.


"For what is age but youth's full bloom,
A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
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Poobah
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Screen shot didn't get through. 2nd try


"For what is age but youth's full bloom,
A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes


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Poobah
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One more: Link to Apple's info on phishing.
https://www.apple.com/ca/legal...-resources/phishing/


"For what is age but youth's full bloom,
A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
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Jedi Master
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I regularly get "phishing" emails, many of them supposedly from Apple or "iCloud."
Here a couple of ways in macOS Mail app to quickly detect bogus senders and links.
In Preferences>Viewing, make sure the "Smart Addresses" box is UNchecked.
This will show any sender's full address, not just name, to be shown in the "From" field (as also shown in Mary Jo's example).
In the message itself, hovering your cursor arrow over a link will reveal the link's underlying address. In the example, the "tinyURL" is obviously not a link to Apple.

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Poobah
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Another thought: Companies that get phishing reports usually like to see the long header. In Apple Mail 6.6, BEFORE SENDING, press this button at the top of the window to show the long header


"For what is age but youth's full bloom,
A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes


 
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