Phishing email attack warning, Office 365 Free for Students, and other useful tips

**Phishing Email Attacks**

Adams State University student email accounts have again been the target of a phishing attack this week. Phishing emails are malicious emails where the attacker will pose as a legitimate organization to attempt to trick you into disclosing your personal information.

As a reminder, Computing Services will never ask for your username and password via email. If you do see a message asking for this information, please delete it without responding to the sender.

If you have responded to an email with your username and password please change your password immediately by going to and clicking the ‘change your password’ link.

You can also report phishing through the web interface of Gmail.

On your computer:

Sign in to Gmail.
Open the message you’d like to report.
At the top-right corner of the message, click the down arrow next to the ‘Reply’ button.
Select Report Phishing.

If you are unsure if an email is legitimate or not, please reach out to our Helpdesk at 719-587-7741

**Office 365 is free to all current students!**

You can install your free copy of Office 365 for Education on up to 5 personal devices. For installation instructions please visit our howto wiki:

**Please remember to backup any important documents that you might need for your classes!**

Always keep important files stored in multiple locations. Having the only copy of an important file only on one computer or a thumbdrive could lead to data loss if that location gets corrupted or lost.

Our campus network drive,, is backed up every evening by Computing Services. This drive is mapped automatically on any on campus computer and can be accessed anywhere through a web browser. For more information about using the network drive, please visit this link:

All students also get unlimited storage on Google Drive! You can upload documents from any computer or mobile device and access them anywhere. For more information on using Google Drive please see the Google Drive Help Center at:

If you need any assistance or have any questions please contact the Computing Services Helpdesk.


ASU Computing Services