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  1. #1
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    Let's be careful out there."

    I have blundered. I recently got an e-mail touting free online education from Nikon, which is happening.

    However, the e-mail wasn't from Nikon; it was from [email protected]. When I visitedn the link in the message, it gave an error message, which puzzled me until I went back and saw where the e-mail originated.

    I violated one of the basic rules of internet linking, which is to pay attention to what you're doing and what you link to from e-mails. I didn't pay attention, and now know that the site the link visits appears to is not run by Nikon. I've scanned for viruses twice, and the results are that there isn't an infection, but I'm still kicking myself.

    So, remember that to be safe online, be vigilant online. If you want to visit Nikon's free education streaming opportunities, link to them through Nikon's website, not a link in an e-mail.

    Be wary!

    WM


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  2. #2
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    Re: Let's be careful out there."

    It's the last two nodes in the domain name that matter, so it appears the email came from a subdomain of the global Nikon website (nikon.com). A quick google of "Nikon mcd" returns a couple links for mcd.nikon.com including one for repairs. I'm guessing that it's a subsection of their website that they use to host non-commercial pages, but it's definitely Nikon and not someone else. The subdomain itself doesn't seem to have a landing page so if you were to try to go there it would just spin. But there are pages shown in the Google search that do indeed go to a Nikon site.

    That said, your advice is spot on.
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    Re: Let's be careful out there."

    Thanks for the explanation, Jake. I feel a bit better, but am still ticked at myself for not paying attention.

    Now I am asking why Nikon would send that e-mail out from that domain and with a link that doesn't work.

    WM
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    Re: Let's be careful out there."

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeyman View Post
    Now I am asking why Nikon would send that e-mail out from that domain and with a link that doesn't work.

    WM
    Do they ever nail anything on the first try?!
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    Re: Let's be careful out there."

    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorArts View Post
    Do they ever nail anything on the first try?!

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    Re: Let's be careful out there."

    Ah, Hill Street Blues

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    Re: Let's be careful out there."

    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorArts View Post
    Do they ever nail anything on the first try?!
    "Flying in from the top ropes!"

    WM
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    Re: Let's be careful out there."

    Let's be careful out there."
    Quote Originally Posted by bluzman View Post
    Ah, Hill Street Blues

    That's where the thread title came from. We never missed that show; Thursday nights, if I recall.

    WM
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