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Spam mail from Dropbox

Spam mail from Dropbox

Rimpulo
Explorer | Level 4
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Hi.

What's going on with your e-mailers or whoever there is spamming my mail every week. Headers: "Alert alert", "Open ASAP", "Review ASAP", "Attention!", "This is urgent".

Please stop. You sound like some clickbait tabloid magazine trash. I don't mind if my dropbox is full, it's okay, and I will not upgrade my account. Get some journal and public relations education for your workers.

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Re: Spam mail from Dropbox

Rich
Super User II
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@Rimpulo wrote:

What's going on with your e-mailers or whoever there is spamming my mail every week. ... I don't mind if my dropbox is full ...


Have you turned off the notification in your account?

 

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Re: Spam mail from Dropbox

Jay
Dropbox Staff
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Hi @Rimpulo, thanks for bringing this to our attention.

 

Are you certain these are emails from official Dropbox domains?

 

Could you attach a screenshot with an example email you're getting, while hiding any personal info?

 

This will help me to assist further!

 


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Spam mail from Dropbox

Rimpulo
Explorer | Level 4
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Hi,

Thanks for reply. It seems you can not attach a screenshot here. Well here's one I uploaded on ImgBB: https://ibb.co/S6nphRh .
Sender is no-reply@dropbox.com.

Re: Spam mail from Dropbox

Rich
Super User II
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@Rimpulo wrote:

What's going on with your e-mailers or whoever there is spamming my mail every week. ... I don't mind if my dropbox is full ...


Have you turned off the notification in your account?

 

59c1c9391a7b4d2762a0addab9427cf5.png

 

Re: Spam mail from Dropbox

ilovemath
Explorer | Level 4

I would like to add that this morning I received a completely legitimate-looking spam email.  The only way I was able to identify it was via two red flags: 1) it said I needed to complete my dropbox setup (with ATTN in the subject line) but I have had a Dropbox account for years and 2) the no-reply email address was "no-reply@em-s.dropbox.com" which is very similar to but *not* Dropbox's usual no-reply email address.  I figured I would post my phishing problem here in case anyone else is having these spam emails and needs a sanity check.

Re: Spam mail from Dropbox

Nancy
Dropbox Staff

Hey @ilovemath! Thanks for posting on the forum. 

 

“@em-s.dropbox.com" is actually an official Dropbox domain (you can also click on this Help Center article to see more info).

 

Is this the first email of this sort that you’ve received? Is the email address that it was sent to the same as the one you see here?


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Re: Spam mail from Dropbox

ilovemath
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Hi Nancy, yes this is the first time I have received an email from this address, at least according to my inbox.  I'm not sure why I would have received a message telling me to finish completing my Dropbox setup; I've had this Dropbox for 10 years, what else is there to set up?  The weirdness of the ATTN caught my attention (ironic eh), as this is not something I would expect in a usual email, and the discrepancy of the no-reply addresses threw me.  Sorry that I mislabeled this genuine email as spam.

Re: Spam mail from Dropbox

Hannah
Dropbox Staff

No worries, @ilovemath, you can simply ignore the email, but it's good that you brought this to our attention; better safe than sorry!

 

If you need anything else, please let us know.

 

Have a great day!


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Re: Spam mail from Dropbox

Rimpulo
Explorer | Level 4
That's just what I was talking about. Spam looking appearance and spelling, i.e. "ATTN". It's not about turning off notifications, it's about communicating proper businesslike language.

Re: Spam mail from Dropbox

Forum_Account23
New member | Level 2

Agreed, I work in cyber security and one of our users sent in one of these emails for analysis. I could quickly verify that the domain was legit but the wording is so dodgy I had to investigate further, leading me to this forum. In the last two weeks we've had about 10 examples of the same email being sent multiple times with 2 different wordings. We teach our staff how to spot red flags like call-to-action, over-alerting, changing the wording between emails. Dropbox will be hurting their own sales this way, and annoying cyber security professionals.

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