I just got an e-mail from adminhelpdesk@berkeley.edu asking me to verify my williams.edu account information so that my account would not be deleted:

Dear Williams.Edu Email Account Owner,

This message is from williams.edu messaging center to all williams.edu email account owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account center. We are deleting all unused williams.edu email accounts to create more space for new accounts. To prevent your account from being closed, you will have to update it below so that we will know that it’s a present used account.

I was wondering if anyone else got this. It’s well done spam, I have to say that. I almost believed it — why wouldn’t Williams want to cut down on unused accounts? — until I noticed that it asked me for my username and password (and it is allegedly sent from berkeley.edu). So, don’t any of y’all write back to it, ya hear?

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