"Your mailbox is almost full" Phish


LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on March 9th, 2017 related to email account exceeding the storage limit and requires a restore.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Your mailbox is almost full

Sender Name - External user

Sender e-mail address - External e-mail address (@state.nm.us)

Screenshot of the phishing message

The content of the message states the following (Links and other descriptors have been removed for security purposes):

Screenshot of the phishing message

Content of the phishing message



Current size

Maximum siz

Your Email account has exceeded its storage limit.

You will not be able to receive or send message. In order to restore your account please click on Restore for more space and submit your web-mail required information.


Mail Team

Screenshot of the phishing site

The URL provided in the e-mail does not belong to LSU and directs the user to a third-party site. The third party site appears as below. Please note that LSU's actual e-mail web portal does not appear as below.

Screenshot of the phishing site

NOTE: ALWAYS verify the URL provided in any e-mail and PLEASE NOTE that LSU will not ask you for your account information in such a fashion.