And in the same email, too
Several years ago, our IT send out one of their OMG world-is-ending ALL CAPS blanket emails to the company.
To summarize, it said:
"A new malware attack is being spread through malformed URLs in email links. Our firewall is currently not configured to protect against these types of attacks, and we are currently waiting for a fix from the vendor. In the meantime, employees are not, under any circumstances whatsoever to click on any external links. Disciplinary action will be taken against those who fail to comply with this mandate.
You are required to confirm that you have read, and understood this new mandate. You must sign the electronic form at www.externalcorp.com/signatures.asp no later than Friday. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action, including termination".
Yes, employees were required to click an external link in order to promise not to click on internal links. With both actions being grounds for dismissal.