Friday, March 25: Google conflict messages not virus
Audience: University of Minnesota Community
Action: No action required
Messages not a virusOn 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.