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Is a Legitimate Website?

Today I received an e-mail from with the subject "Help Improve Yahoo Axis for a Chance to win $500". The e-mail message states that I was choosen to take part in a survey to help improve Yahoo Axis. I was skeptical at first because I have never received an e-mail message from and though it was setup by scammers to carry out their malicious activites.

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The E-mail Message

Dear Yahoo! Axis user,

In an effort to continually improve our service and provide you with the best possible Axis experience, we gather information from a select group of users, of which you are one.

Whether you've used Axis once or several times, we'd like to hear what you think of Axis. Please take a moment to share your thoughts about your recent Axis experiences with us.

To show our appreciation for your time and effort, all participants will be placed into a sweepstakes for a $500 check

The Response from Yahoo! Regarding

We use as one of the main addresses to manage emails that we send to you. We already use email addresses for our users' personal Yahoo! Mail accounts so we prefer to use a separate address. That way, it is easy for everybody to tell the difference between users' personal emails and email from Yahoo! itself.

Click here for more information.

The domain name is actually owned by Yahoo! and is use for sending out newsletters.

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