Dear Google, Your Software Notifications Look Like Phishing Emails
The very latest version of WordPress requires MySQL 5+ which is something Marketing Pilgrim was not running. No problemo, we simply contacted our host RackSpace and they scheduled the upgrade last night.
In the meantime, we received notification that our site was not using the latest version of WordPress, from Google nonetheless.
At first my phishing alarm bells went off louder than a hurricane siren and I deleted the email. Then, out of curiosity as to where the phisher was trying to send me, I went back to the email. Low and behold, the email is legit. Google announced such email notifictions back in 2009.
But, seriously, take a look at the actual email format:
Is it just me, or does that scream “phishing email, kill it, nuke it, blast it to smithereens”?
C’mon Google! While I appreciate that someone not on the ball would benefit from such notifications, I’m sure a lot of these get deleted as suspicious. How about some formatting? Heck, even a line-break would be nice here or there.