futile but funny

from an email sent to us by a HAVC professor:

This was not hard to recognize as a fraud. but should you warn others?

Professor Emerita of History of Art and Visual Culture
University of California
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

>To: tech.service8@live.com
>From: [redacted] <[redacted]@ucsc.edu>
>if you can’t write proper english you should go soak your head.
>At 04:02 PM 2/23/2009, you wrote:
>>Dear campus e-mail User,
>>  A Computer Database Maintainance is currently going on. This Message is
>>Very Important. We are very concerned with stopping the proliferation of
>>spam. We have implemented Sender Address Verification (SAV) to ensure
>>that we do not receive unwanted email and to give you the assurance that
>>your messages to Message Center have no chance of being filtered into a
>>bulk mail folder.
>>  To help us re-set your password on our database prior to maintaining our
>>database, you must reply to this e-mail and enter your Current Full email
>>address ( ) and Password ( ). Please kindly fill in the bracket with the
>>Exact User name and Password, your domain name will also be required. If
>>you are the rightful owner of this account, Our message center will
>>confirm your identity including the secret question and answer
>>immediately and We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you.We
>>assure you more quality service at the end of this maintenance.
>>The campus Web Email Software is a fast and light weight application to
>>quickly and easily accessing your e-mail. Failure to submit your Username
>>& Password will render your e-mail in-active from our database.
>>Thank you for using the campus Web Email!


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