Yesterday I received an email that I assumed/hoped was legitimately from a prospective employer that I interviewed with several weeks ago. The timing of the email couldn't have made more sense as they said upon leaving the interview that I should hear back in two to three weeks. Yesterday was exactly three weeks and a day. The email address appeared authentic as it contained the domain name of the company, but the user threw me off (Resumes1@) as I hadn't received any correspondence from this address previously.
The email didn't contain any request to sign into anything or ask for personal information, but it did have a link to the original job posting on a recruiter website that also appeared to be legit (hovering over the link produced the same https address in the lower part of the browser window). My suspicion was raised when the email signature contained no phone number, email address link, or company website link and was simply from "company name, Human Resources Department". I did "show original" to view the header info and noticed a three hour delay from the time the message was sent which is also very suspicious, right?
Does anyone have any other tests or verifiers to determine if this is truly a phishing attempt? If it is, what can really be gained by merely replying that I was still interested in the position (the only question/request they had of me was if I was still interested and when I was free to discuss further)? Any insights would be greatly appreciated. :)