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#1 bass740

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 06:53 AM

I received this email several times now, whats noteworthy is all the hyperlinks are the same, whether to unsubscribe, join, read the article., share on twitter, Facebook or G+, eveyrthing owns the same link listed below. There is no reasonable explanation to this that Im aware of. I scanned the links and came up clean in virus total.

 

Whats disturbing is that they are using my real name in the email. Which google doesnt even have.

 

Im very suspicious of this email and asking the experts take. At the elast to also warn others of this email.

 

This is the link to all the hyperpinks.

 

"https://takeaction.withgoogle.com/page/m/1439d8dc/1bfb6e5/1f24e3b/3ed2e819/3001654439/VEsF/"

 

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Received: from mta-inap20.bluestatedigital.com (mta-inap20.bluestatedigital.com 64.94.250.8

State/Region: Georgia City: Atlanta Latitude: 33.7516  (33° 45′ 5.76″ N) Longitude: -84.3915  (84° 23′ 29.40″ W) Area Code: 404 Postal Code: 30303 no-reply@takeaction.withgoogle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are your emails safe Michael?

Last week, thousands of Take Action members joined us and many other groups in pressing for real surveillance reform in the USA FREEDOM Act. But whether or not Congress pulls through, there are things you should know about keeping your emails safe and secure.

An email actually goes through a lot of steps between when you hit "Send" and when it lands in the recipient's inbox. Your message is secure only if both the sender's and recipient's email providers encrypt them in transit. We've put together a page that details how this kind of encryption works, and which email providers support it.

Take a look, and see how your provider, and those of your friends, performs.

Educate your friends about email security. Share this:

 

 

Gmail has supported encryption in transit since 2010. But 50% of the email sent from other providers to Gmail users and 35% of the email sent from Gmail users to other providers is not encrypted in transit. That's why we're working to make end-to-end email encryption more accessible to every user, regardless of their email provider.

A big part of making everyone's email safer is educating your friends about why it's important. Do your part by spreading the word today:

https://takeaction.withgoogle.com/f/safer-email

More soon,

Derek Slater
Google Inc.

P.S. June 5th is Reset the Net Day and we're taking part. Join this effort, and find out what you can do to secure your part of the web.
 

 

 

 

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                                                                                                                    Are your emails safe, Michael?

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:01 AM

Whats disturbing is that they are using my real name in the email. Which google doesnt even have.

 

bass740, I think you'd be surprised on what information Google has about you.  This is a legitimate e-mail, like the others before.  However, like you I'm not clicking on any links from people I don't know.  I think these could be handled much better.  I'm sure that the average Gmail user just happily clicks on the links, where those of us who are more security conscious use our delete.



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:52 AM

Thanks for replying Kilroy, Yea the name-using is very puzzeling but how and why every hyperlink leads to the same address. Facebook shares, Twitter and G+ along with the link to the actual page are all leading to  the same link. This is not normal for any credible company to be doing this.

 

I opened the link in Vm its a blank page mind you and who knows whats happening. Also why is Google using someone else servers for this rather then  their own, out of Cali. Search this ISP ( Blue State Digital) and you will be suprised as to what comes up, especially in the news tab search..


Edited by bass740, 10 June 2014 - 12:45 PM.





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