OK chaps. With the assurances I received, I’ve bitten the bullet and done as the mailman recommends. The whole process was quite innocuous and did prove the point of it being totally innocent. But I still say: Do not take messages at face value and thus investigate further without implementing any changes, Take advice from those who could/should know, and if still unsure, undertake further investigation, ask for comments, and by taking further advice. And if confidence is garnered then go for it! My own thoughts concur with one of the comments that suggested a callsign may have given more assurance and comfort from the outset; allowing a reasonable degree of qualification. Anyway, all’s well that ends well. But don’t click on the postage stamp below ;-)) 73 to one and all ______________ Roger Reeves [email protected] IO83pb
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On 7 Dec 2020, at 14:45, Tanner Jones [email protected] wrote:
It's certainly a great idea to be on your toes when it comes to possible cyber attacks - so kudos to the stations who are suspect.
However, this appears to be a legitimate e-mail/request.
- We knew these updates were coming, and
- if you evaluate the contents of the message they do direct you to the AMSAT site. The text does match up with the actual link and the second-level domain is the AMSAT-NA website.
Having said that, if you still need additional proof, I'm sure the official AMSAT folks will chime in.
As I said previously to Joe (when he announced the update), thanks to all the folks who supported this update.
AMSAT Community, Please see below regarding the recent upgrade of the email system.
AMSAT-NA Mailman Upgrades
AMSAT’s IT team has been working to upgrade the Mailman software that supports mailing lists (aka reflectors, listserv, BB, etc). This upgrade became necessary for several reasons, one of which was the release of a new major revision of the Mailman software itself. The new version of Mailman has many improvements, including: an updated web UI, management of all list memberships with a single account, and a web UI for searching and browsing archives.
The upgrade requires existing mail list users to sign up for a “new” account, which will be used to manage their existing list subscriptions and preferences. This will also require everyone to validate their preferences, aliases (if any), etc. Most existing preferences from the previous version of Mailman did not migrate. Please see the procedures below. Please contact [email protected] mailto:[email protected] with any questions or concerns regarding this upgrade.
Procedures to Signup for New Mailman List Service
• Click “Signup” in the top right corner.
• Fill out the form. For username, it is recommended that you use your e-mail address.
• You will receive a confirmation e-mail. Click the link in the e-mail, and then click the “Confirm” button.
• Login with your new AMSAT-NA Mailman account.
• Navigate to the User Profile/Settings area by clicking the dropdown at the top right, and selecting “Account” – or Click Here.
• Fill in your First Name, Last Name, time zone and click the “Update” button.
• If you have alternate e-mail addresses you use to subscribe to lists, they can be added using the “E-mail Addresses” tab.
Notable Changes from Previous Version of Mailman
• A single account is used to manage your subscription and preferences (and list settings if you are a list owner). Delivery preferences, account updates, and subscription changes can all be made for any list you are a member of, with a single account.
• All e-mails from the Mailman system are encrypted in transit.
• The mail server itself has an updated SPAM detection infrastructure, and improved validation of inbound and outbound messages. This should result in more reliable SPAM detection, and also improved “whitelisting” of legitimate AMSAT-NA e-mails.
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