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Good and bad e-mails

PHP Update notice (good)
Domain Service Expiration Offer (bad)

I received these e-mails earlier this year. They both ask me to take action. One is genuine the other is spam.

The first, an “Important Reminder” was from a genuine 1and1 e-mail address and explained changes to the hosting at 1and1. Their servers are being upgraded. You are offered the choice of continuing to use older server software PHP 5.5 (for a charge) or upgrade free to PHP 7.0. This is a genuine notice and unless you have a good reason to continue using PHP 5.5 you should make the upgrade by following the instructions.

Here is a screen shot of the top of the e-mail:

The second e-mail, a “Domain Service Important Notice” was from info@ad-1.net, a company I don’t have a contract with. The message claimed there was an expiration date connected to one of my domains.

Misleading e-mails

Reading further revealed the expiration date was on an offer for an SEO package. But the presentation was designed to look like a domain renewal notice.

Here is a screen shot of the top of the e-mail:

If you require advice about any e-mail you receive please do get in touch.

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