Outgoing Email on Hold (Microsoft Support) is this a scam?!

I received this email today: from 'Microsoft Team'. I opened it but did not click on the link. Since opening it i have not been able to send emails. I can still receive them. Is it a scam? How can I unblock my account?

Dear User,

We are contacting you to inform you that our Microsoft Account Review Team identified
some unusual errors in your Microsoft account profile. This may be due to the following

Using a shared computer to access your Microsoft Outlook account.
Logging in your Microsoft Outlook account from blacklisted IP

  1. Not logging off your Microsoft Outlook account after usage.
  2. In order to safeguard your account, we require that you confirm your Outlook Account
  3. Access the following link to complete the verification of your Outlook Account.
Unblock Verify Now

Microsoft ID Customer Support 
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All rights reserved. Terms of Service
Microsoft Account Team.



Its a scam.  The "unblock" link does not point to a Microsoft site. 
Cat herder
Windows Insider MVP
MVP-Windows and Devices for IT

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Last updated February 25, 2020 Views 889 Applies to: