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Q: Is this WarnMe message real or fake?
A: Here are suggestions to help you detect valid WarnMe messages.

WarnMe is the name of the UC Davis emergency notification system.

It is sometimes difficult to determine if a WarnMe-like message is real or fake. One way to tell is that valid WarnMe messages will be sent from one of the following systems:

   esch.mir3.com
   notify.mir3.com 
   notify1.mir3.com 
   notify2.mir3.com 
   notify3.mir3.com 
   notify1.inlogicnow.com 
   notify2.inlogicnow.com 
   notify3.inlogicnow.com

To minimize the possibility that your personal e-mail software will filter WarnMe notices as junk, you should adjust the mail filters in your e-mail software to accept messages sent from these WarnMe server addresses.

Here are instructions for Apple Mail. Instructions for other e-mail clients can be found here: http://xbase.ucdavis.edu/itexpress/?f=art&art=1930

  1. From the Mail menu, select Preferences.
  2. Click the Rules icon, then click the Add Rule button.
  3. In the Description field, type:   UCD WarnMe Notifications.
  4. From the any/all drop-down list, select any.
  5. In the first rule definition box, select From, Contains from the drop-down lists, and type the first WarnMe address (for example, notify.mir3.com) in the text field.
  6. Click the “plus” button to add another condition. A new line of rule selections will appear.
  7. Select From, Contains from the drop-down lists, and type the next WarnMe address in the text field.
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for all the other WarnMe addresses listed above.
  9. In the Perform the following actions section, select Move Message and Inbox.
  10. Click the “plus” button to add another condition. A new line of rule selections will appear.
  11. In the Perform the following actions section, select Set Color of Message and of background and purple.
  12. Click OK.

The results should look something like this:

[Also visit the UC Davis IT Help Desk Knowlege Base article at: http://xbase.ucdavis.edu/itexpress/?f=art&art=1930]