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Received a "Complete your DropBox setup" e-mail out of nowhere

I just received a "Complete your DropBox setup" e-mail with instructions for doing just that -- it has the usual checklist in the e-mail and shows step 1 "create a dropbox account" as completed but then shows the next step as "download the desktop and mobile apps".  Well, what exactly triggered this e-mail?  Because I've been a member already for many, many years, and I already have both the mobile and desktop apps installed and set up on multiple devices.  I haven't done anything recently that is out of the ordinary.  It's just doing its thing on each of those clients.  This worries me that someone has somehow triggered.

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Re: Received a "Complete your DropBox setup" e-mail out of nowhere

Hey there @ChrisJones2112 - that sounds...fishy (or better yet, phishy grinning face with smiling eyes)

Could you please tell me the exact sender of this email and if it reached you to the email address you use for your Dropbox account? 

Alternatively, a screenshot would help identify if this is a legit email sent from us or a malicious attempt to compromise your email, Dropbox account or computer even.

Note that our official domains can be found  here: https://www.dropbox.com/help/security/official-domains 

In any case, thanks in advance for your response and diligence. 

 




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Re: Received a "Complete your DropBox setup" e-mail out of nowhere

Same here! I just got it 3 minutes ago, exactly what you received, and I haven’t used Dropbox for about a year now!
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Re: Received a "Complete your DropBox setup" e-mail out of nowhere

same here

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Re: Received a "Complete your DropBox setup" e-mail out of nowhere

This is the complete e-mail source.  I've only masked my own e-mail address, but it did arrive at the address I've registered to DropBox.  Everything about this looks to me like it really did come from DropBox.  No idea what triggered it to think I've just registered for a new DropBox account.  The links in the message do actually point to DropBox.

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Re: Received a "Complete your DropBox setup" e-mail out of nowhere

Hey Folks - thanks for your reports here; most appreciated. 

Could you please let me know if it would be OK with you if I reached out to you via email to the address(es) you use for your forum's profile(s) to have a more in-depth look into this for you? 

In the meantime, could you also reply here with screenshots (and/or any additional piece of information you think might help our investigation) of the whole email you received (omitting any personal information) so we all can have a visual of this?

Thanks!




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Re: Received a "Complete your DropBox setup" e-mail out of nowhere

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Re: Received a "Complete your DropBox setup" e-mail out of nowhere

Thanks for the affirmation @auser52!

I just sent you an email to the address you use for your forum's profile so we can have a more in-depth look into this together. 

Check your inbox for my email and we'll take it from there. 

Thanks!




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Re: Received a "Complete your DropBox setup" e-mail out of nowhere

You do have permission to contact me.  It might be easier for me to just forward the e-mail to you instead of doing a screenshot.  This will seem odd, but thanks to my company's corporate security, I can't upload anything from my work computer that hasn't been whitelisted.  I'm usually interacting with this topic during the day, so by the time I get home I forget that I was going to upload a screenshot.

 

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Re: Received a "Complete your DropBox setup" e-mail out of nowhere

I just sent you an email too Chris - check your email's inbox for my message and we'll take it from there.

Thanks again @ChrisJones2112




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