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Always be Careful with Email Attachments

[July 21, 2015] While email attachments are a popular and convenient way to send documents, they are also a common source of viruses. Use caution when opening attachments, even if they appear to have been sent by someone you know.

Spam emails with attachments containing malware (i.e. computer viruses) can come from anyone, including your coworkers, family, and friends. These malicious file attachments may pretend to be anything, including work documents, family photos, voicemail messages, or fax messages. It is therefore important to always be careful with email attachments, especially if:

If you receive a suspicious email to your Sheridan account, please do NOT open the attachment. Contact the IT Service Desk first. We will be happy to take a look at the email to determine its legitimacy. As well, if the email is spam and is coming from someone you know at Sheridan, we will then be able to follow up with that person to resolve the issue with their account and/or computer.

When in doubt contact for a second opinion.