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BEWARE: Update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express (KB910721) email

image I got an email from “Microsoft” today warning me of a “Critical Update” for Microsoft Outlook/Outlook Express (KB910721).

The “hot fix” in the email isn’t remotely related to what the topic of the KB Article is about, either.

The actual KB Article is entitled “Error message when you try to open e-mail messages that you downloaded by using the Pine e-mail client in Exchange Server 2003: ‘Not a string (<Date>)’” and is from way back in October of 2007.

DO NOT follow the link in the email. DO NOT apply the “patch”. ALWAYS verify any links that you receive in emails BEFORE you click them.

Here’s what the fraudulent email said:

Update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express (KB910721)

Brief Description

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express. This update is critical and provides you with the latest version of the Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express and offers the highest levels of stability and security.


To install Update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express (KB910721) please visit Microsoft Update Center:

Quick Details

File Name: officexp-KB910721-FullFile-ENU.exe
Version: 1.4
Date Published: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 14:22:47 -0600
Language: English
File Size: 81 KB

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000; Windows 98; Windows ME; Windows NT; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP; Windows Vista

This update applies to the following product: Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express

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Check Google for all the other articles warning you about this scam.

Or, if you don’t believe me, just forward this to all your friends, because Bill Gates is sharing his fortune and will pay you $5.00 for every person you forward this to, and $3.00 for each person they forward it to, and so on.

In any event, you can thank me later™.


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