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taffy078 Genuine? "Welcome to the first Office Update of 2010"
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I've just had an email from "Microsoft Limited <MicrosoftUK@e-mail.microsoft.com". Lots of tips and an offer to receive a Beta version of Office 2010.
Also how to speed up your browser with "the new accelerators in IE8".
I've never had anything like this from Microsoft before. Is it genuine?

PS I did check their website - I followed a link to "Hoax emails in the UK" and from there another link. That took me to a page that doesn't exist. They are useless at times!

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Maurice Joyce RE: Genuine? "Welcome to the first Office Update of 2010"
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Dump it like a hot potato. Microsoft do not operate like U suggest.

I am Beta testing Microsoft Office 2010 & never received anything like that.

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thedillpickl RE: Genuine? "Welcome to the first Office Update of 2010"
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Last edited on 26th Feb, 2010 07:16
Ditto, go to https://profile.microsoft.com/RegSysProfileCenter/ and sign up for Microsoft Download Notifications if you want the official newsletter. Most of it is unimportant advertising but some useful stuff. When receiving the newsletter, the info at top of your E-mail would look llike:

From: "Microsoft" <Microsoft@newsletters.microsoft.com>

ReplyTo: "Microsoft"<abunchofletters&numbers@newslet ters.microsoft.com>

To: <myname@yourmail.com>

Subject: Microsoft Download Notifications: February 19, 2010

Date: Fri 02/19/10 11:27 PM

Also at the bottom it says:

This newsletter was sent by:
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
United States

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This user no longer exists RE: Genuine? "Welcome to the first Office Update of 2010"
Member 26th Feb, 2010 08:31
Hi,
Microsoft do not send out updates via. email. You should check for updates via. Microsoft Update *only*.
Crackers very frequently employ these kinds of tricks to get people to download and run viruses, and other unpleasantness.

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taffy078 RE: Genuine? "Welcome to the first Office Update of 2010"
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Thank you Maurice, Fred and Emil.

What frustrates me is that there is no way to feed back details of this email to Microsoft, as it's not on their list of UK fake UK emails.

Perhaps a Microsoft MVP will read this and action it. Or perhaps there are many of these blasted emails that Microsoft can't keep up.

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Anthony Wells RE: Genuine? "Welcome to the first Office Update of 2010"
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thedillpickl RE: Genuine? "Welcome to the first Office Update of 2010"
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@Taffy & Ant;

The newsletter I mentioned is just that, a newsletter. I would think anyone could sign up. Anthony may be correct in the fact that its links may not work for you. (Didn't think of that, did I?) It would still keep you abreast of new MS junk.

I just found a new website to check out, iwannabug.com. I'm trying to fit HAL-Jr into a condom as we speak before I surf it! (It's a joke kids, don't send posts.)


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Maurice Joyce RE: Genuine? "Welcome to the first Office Update of 2010"
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