Sometime in the past few days, you may have received an e-mail in your webmail account that looked like this:
Dear Wesleyan Webmail User,
To complete your Account Verification process, you are to reply this message and
enter your password in the space provided (*******),you are required to do this
before the next 48hrs of receipt of this e-mail, or your Webmail Account will be
de-activated and erased from our Database. Your account can also be verified at:
Thank you for using Wesleyan Webmail Service.
Wesleyan Internet Support
If you looked a little closer, you would have noticed that the reply address wasn’t a Wesleyan address at all. Given that the webmail link provided was correct I’m not sure exactly what whoever did this was trying to accomplish, but sending any information in a reply would be a bad idea. (Sending any account information in plain text in an e-mail is a bad idea period.) Your webmail account will be fine, and there’s no way Wesleyan’s ITS people would send out a message threatening to delete your data from their database if you didn’t reply within 48 hours.