Possible phishing scam--Action Required: Re-connect Outlook 2016/2013 to Outlook.com after upgrade

Received this today. Is it a scam? ActAcion
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We need an actual screenshot of the email (including clickable links) to be sure but there are a couple of things you can check yourself.  First legitimate emails have a green lock in the address bar, second when you mouse over any links they must clearly point to a ms site.  Additionally if you are asked for personal information like DOB, passwords, etc it is a fake because Microsoft already has your info.

If it turns out to be a scam you can report it here report_spam AT outlook.com
Cat herder
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I have received the same message - here is a screenshot.

The links all point to click.email2.office.com

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I received the same email. Here it is.

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is this link a MS site ?:  http://click.email2.office.com 

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Looks like it may be legitimate... I got the same email. Looking further into it I located a Microsoft support article.

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Fixes-or-workarounds-for-recent-issues-on-Outlook-com-8c95d913-d96b-4065-9171-e1fa44b03ff5

Might be worth a look.

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Brian

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Thanks Brian, I believe it is genuine, I managed to verify the content independently on the Microsoft website

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Still looks like a well-crafted phishing e-mail.

If you experience issues, I would use the official Microsoft support workaround found in the earlier mentioned post:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Fixes-or-workarounds-for-recent-issues-on-Outlook-com-8c95d913-d96b-4065-9171-e1fa44b03ff5?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&fromAR=1

Good luck,


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Thanks everyone; looks real.

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I got this too, for both of my @Outlook.com accounts.

Looks like a well crafted  phishing e-mail like AMFK said, because of  "outlook at email2.office.com" email address. This address just doesn't look good.

I pinged email2.office.com and got ip address of "136.147.129.27", which according to whois.domaintools.com is registred to Salesforce.

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Looks like a well crafted  phishing e-mail like AMFK said, because of  "outlook at email2.office.com" email address.

The above user is correct.

All Microsoft emails will have a green shield next to the senders name. See this image for example:

DO NOT Click any Links from the email. Do not Give any information.

The Information is correct ONLY IF YOU HAVE AN ISSUE WITH Outlook 2016

See this Article from Microsoft: Reconnect Outlook 2016 or Outlook 2013 to Outlook.com to fix issues after Outlook.com upgrade to confirm.

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