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noorbeast t1_it6fcis wrote

Do not open a file from an unknown source, security 101.


FracturedEyeball t1_it6h84i wrote

Yeah, get a co-worker to do it.


BurningPenguin t1_it6ifcb wrote

No, forward it to IT and ask if this obvious scam message with 25 typos per line is suspicious.


King_Metatron t1_it6j618 wrote

If any mail with 25 typos per line were scams I wouldn't answer to any of my bosses and managers lol


Ganrokh t1_it767qu wrote

Our IT department just added a Gmail addon yesterday where if our work Gmail receives a suspicious email, we can click a fishhook icon that auto-forwards it to them. It's even easier now!


BurningPenguin t1_it76qrv wrote

As someone working in IT, I would have quit on the spot


wagon153 t1_it790u1 wrote

Why? I can't imagine it'd be difficult to have it configured to send those to a specific email folder for review later.


pickles_and_mustard t1_it7b2ee wrote

Someone who doesn't understand how to set up email filters is probably better off not working in IT anyway


BurningPenguin t1_it7gbaz wrote

If it's an email that is really hard to tell if it's spam or not, it's fine. But i'm getting regularly questions about mails that should be painfully obvious. Especially since those mails aren't unknown to the users in question. The usual crap about "expired password" or "check this totally legit onedrive website hosted on google drive, which i crafted in 2 minutes".

And since my boss doesn't want to adjust the spam filter, so that certain subject lines are filtered, i have to explain the same shit over and over again. Adding a button to make it easier to forward potentially infected emails would make it even more annoying. We're still using Office 2016 btw.


Fat_Wagoneer t1_it7ma7q wrote

Just write two stock emails.

One saying you’re good to go.

Another saying don’t open this, and here’s what to watch out for.


BurningPenguin t1_it7nqdb wrote

Yeah, i have that. But they're calling immediately after sending it. And i'm not always on my computer.


JohnnyPeanutII t1_it882pt wrote

The problem is that users should be educated about identifying spam instead of relying on IT to assess every email. An easy little button opens the very real possibility of users abusing the ever-loving shit out of it. Which is fine; a ticket is a ticket. But if I'm assessing your emails all day long, don't get pissy when your 2-minute support task sits in the queue for 13 months if you're lucky.


BurningPenguin t1_itar67z wrote

Exactly this. Of course, I do encourage people to call me if they need something or have questions. This way, they won't do stupid shit just because they're afraid to ask. That's also the reason they prefer to give me a call, because I don't scold them, like the other guy does.

But it can get annoying, if I have to tell them the same stuff over and over again. I do write information and updates about things in our intranet page. Including recent occurring spam mails, how to recognize them and how to deal with it. But apparently not everyone is reading that.


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Byaaahhh t1_it77kvv wrote

Exactly! I was just so happy someone gifted me this sweet mp3. You just don’t get these good free mp3 emails anymore.


iNyander t1_it84ki7 wrote

Blame Windows for hiding extensions by default.


guale t1_it7ebo7 wrote

But how else will I know what's on the flash drive I found in the parking lot? What if it's a bitcoin wallet? Or really good porn?