Like any savvy Internaut I am vigilant to identify and delete spam email so I always carefully review any unexpected item that lands in my inbox before clicking on it. I was suspicious when this email appeared the other day as I am not an Instagram user:
I’ve blacked out personal identifying information in these screen snaps.
My first thought was this item is not a legitimate email from Instagram but I couldn’t find any obvious indication of this. The structure and format of the email and all the links seemed to indicate it was legitimate. I even looked at the message source; the headers and delivery routing all seemed to be appropriate given my limited knowledge of such things: