The Postal Service wants employees and contractors to remember that USPS email addresses and passwords should be used only for business purposes.
A USPS email address and password used on an external site can be compromised if the site is hacked.
This is why the Postal Service prohibits employees and contractors from using their USPS credentials to log into non-work related sites, including dating sites and social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.
If you believe that your USPS email address has been compromised, follow these guidelines:
- Don’t delete suspicious emails. Instead, report them by using the “Report to CyberSafe” button in your Outlook toolbar.
- Alternatively, you can report suspicious emails by sending a message to CyberSafe@usps.gov or calling 877-876-2455.
- Update your email address and password on all sites where you used the compromised password.
- Switch to your personal account immediately if you are using your USPS email address for non-work-related sites.