Legitimate or nah?
Is the email below a legitimate Cox Communications email? I don't want to compromise my computer security by falling for a phishing scheme.
Re: your Cox account ending in xxxx
As part of Cox’s ongoing efforts to safeguard our customers’ information, we have identified that you are using outdated email security settings.
To strengthen the security and privacy of your Cox.net email account, it is essential you update the settings by November 7, 2017 on the devices you use to access the following Cox.net Email(s):
These settings control how email messages are sent and received
by your Cox.net Email. They were likely set up years ago and do not
meet newer industry standards. Because your Cox.net Email
settings are unique to your individual email programs on your
devices such as your phone and computer, Cox is unable to make
the changes on your behalf.
For your protection, after November 7, 2017, any devices with outdated settings will no longer be able to send or receive messages from your Cox.net Email until the setting changes are made.
OPTION 1: For step-by-step instructions (including pictures) and more information about this change, simply visit www.cox.com/secureemailor type it directly into your web browser.
OPTION 2: Use the quick steps below to update your settings:
If you have already updated your email settings based on previous notifications, please disregard this message.
If you need further assistance, you can contact Cox Customer Support at 1-800-234-3993.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this urgent request.
Cox Security Team
Periodically Cox sends email about changes in our service that affect you. Please note that if you unsubscribe from promotional email, we will continue to send you important or time sensitive email messages about your service such as this. Cox will never send you an email asking for your personal information, such as passwords.