Friday February 1st, 2019 12:48 We don’t need no stinking expert

Gotta love users:

User: Is this email legit? [Automated message from OneDrive about deleting a bunch of files recently]

Me: I’m not 100% sure about these links [odd tracking redirect domain], did you recently delete a bunch of files?

User: Not that I recall.

Me (after checking their account’s recycle bin): Oh, it turns out you deleted folder X, which did have a bunch of files in it, hence the email.

User: Oh, that only had like 7 pictures in it, maybe it was because of the size.

Me (in my head): No, you’re probably right. Your completely amateur guess as to the cause of receiving an email with the subject line “Heads up! We noticed that you recently deleted a large number of files from your OneDrive” seems like it’s far more plausible than the explanation of the professional who actually went in there and checked to confirm that you did exactly what it said you did, not to mention the, you know, words in the email.

And, on a personal note, I do ever so love it when users give me the ol’ “I’m going to treat your statements of fact as no more reliable than the forecasts of Meterorologist Stumbly McMorningdrinker.”

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