Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Gmail Inbox to be updated; Mailbox tabs and graphics update

Recently posted on the Official Google Blog, Google is planning on rolling out an update for Gmail's inbox which changes the overall look of the inbox.  This is largely an aesthetic update, but the default is a bit different from the interface we all know and use daily.  The video below gives us a brief tour of the new inbox.

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As of right now details are a bit sparse as to how email is filtered into the tabs or how much control users have over tabs; we will update users as more information arrives.

If you do not like the idea of multiple tabs in your email, you can always switch it back to classic mode.

This update should be rolling out over the next few weeks, though a specific time has not been stated.

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Spam/Phishing Email Report 6/5/13

This afternoon, the Help Desk began receiving reports of a new spam/phishing email going around the PLU domain.  The original email, as well as a mark up explaining what identifies it as a phishing email, can be found at the bottom of this post.

As always, whenever you receive a message you think might be a phishing email, err on the side of caution and ignore it.  If you ever aren't sure, call the Help Desk at 253-535-7525, and we will be glad to help confirm or deny it.

If you responded to the email and provided any information, please do the following:
  • Update your epass password at
  • Update your password on any sites where you used that password (i.e., if your epass was the same as your bank password, update your bank password as well)
  • Log into your Gmail and sign out of all other sessions; to do this, scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for the section which says "Last Account Activity"; click on the "Details" link; a window will appear which will let you force sign out all other sessions.
If you need assistance with any of these steps or have questions about the phishing email, please contact the Help Desk at 253-535-7525 or email us at

How did we know this was a phishing email?  Click to enlarge 
and read how!