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Recognize a Legitimate Expiring Password Notice

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Your internet ID and password are very powerful, granting access to everything from course assignments to financial aid. Be sure to keep this information private. We will NEVER require you to send your password via e-mail.

University of Minnesota internet passwords expire annually unless you have a 16+ character passphrase and have enrolled in Duo Security (two-factor authentication). Email notices of upcoming password expiration are sent two weeks and then again one week before the password expires. An example of the password expiration email is below so that you know what a legitimate password expiration notice looks like. Again, notice that we do not ask you to submit a current or new password through email, ever.

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