Spammers need computers from which to send out their gadzillions of spam emails. How do they do this?
Spammers are good social engineers. One tactic they use is to send out legitimate-looking emails to ISP customers, Corporations, and university staff and students with some urgent-sounding reason for the email recipient to email them their username and password. The spammers will then use this information to access mail servers (via something like UNE’s Webmail service) and spew forth their spam.
At UNE we will never send you an email requesting that you send us your username and password. If you receive such an email purporting to come from, or on behalf of, ITD at UNE, please delete immediately.