IT Services Alerts - Update: Fraudulent email with subject 'Your Trinity College Dublin Webmail account will be suspended', December 11th

Updated: Thursday, 12th December 2013, 11am

Phishing messages may be quarantined and it is possible for these to appear in your Spam Quarantine Notification which is service that is provided to College via  If you receive a Spam Quarantine Notification it will allow you to move quarantined messages to your College Mail Inbox.  Please take care not to retrieve quarantined messages that are phishing emails.   In particular please note that the email purporting to come from with the subject of Your Trinity College Dublin Webmail Account will be deleted is a fraudulent phishing message and should not be opened or retrieved. 

Always exercise caution when opening any emails in your College Email Inbox or retrieving any emails from quarantine.  Thank you.


First Posted: Wednesday, 11th December 2013, 12.30pm

IS Services has received reports of a phishing message in circulation, as shown below.  Please ignore this email should you receive it as it is fraudulent and is a 'phishing' attempt.  The email should be deleted.  If you have replied to this email or clicked on the link contained in the email body please report to the IS Services Helpdesk at the earliest opportunity.  An overview of the email content is provided below.  If you would like to know more about phishing attempts please see our overview of phishing.

IS Services

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From: Trinity College Dublin
Date: 10 December 2013 02:57
Subject: Your Trinity College Dublin Webmail account Will Be Suspended

Dear customer

Your Trinity College Dublin Webmail account might be at risk of suspension in a short-while. It has come to our attention that your Trinity College Dublin Webmail needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the spam on our website.


If your Trinity College Dublin Webmail account is not updated you may permanently stop receiving messages for this Trinity College Dublin Webmail account. Ver ifying your email address ensures that you can securely
retrieve your account information if your password is lost or stolen.

Copyright © 2013 Trinity College Dublin

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