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I've had a message from Adobe I don't quite trust. In the main message they don't address me,but they do refer to my name later in the ID


Your Adobe account will expire soon.

Dear Adobe customer,

We've noticed you have not logged in to your Adobe account in more than a year. In keeping with our policies, we are contacting you to let you know your Adobe ID will expire 90 days from now


others had this? smells bit of scam, but I could be wrong.

I do use Photoshop but it's a paid up front license CS5 and we all use Adobe reader for looking at PDFs but as far as I know, I don't actually have an account with Adobe. Don't sell images rights there.

Edited by Robert M Estall
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If you don't have an account with Adobe then it stands to reason it's a fishy email. I also doubt (but admittedly haven't checked) that they would remove your account after such a period of inactivity.


If you did have an Adobe account, I would advise following no links in the email, and instead signing in at Adobe's actual website. But it's 99% a fake, with links inside intending to steal your info.

Edited by Cal
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It's genuinely from Adobe.


Since they've had problems with hacks in the past, and even though I no longer use any Adobe products, I changed my password on the actual Adobe website -- as @Cal described -- and then re-followed the links in the email to see if it was phishing. It wasn't.


I keep my account with them because maybe, one day, I may want to reactivate my perpetual licences.

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