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March 25, 2011

Friday, March 25: Google conflict messages not virus

Audience: University of Minnesota Community
Action: No action required
Contact: cfans.help@umn.edu

Messages not a virus

On Thursday evening, March 24, a message went out to a large group to let them know they have a commercial Google account whose name conflicts with the new Google infrastructure being implemented this morning. A percentage of people hit "reply-all" to this message, and everyone on the list got every reply. Some people reported over 200 messages. This is not a virus, nor is there anything to do other than to delete the unwanted messages.

When 1-HELP was contacted, they said a fuller explanation may be coming from them later this morning.