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Spoofing or Forging of our e-mail addresses

Some spammers launch e-mail campaigns that look like messages sent by AccentOnGraphics.com

We, as well as many other respected names, are the victims of spammers who are forging/faking/spoofing our email addresses. It is totally beyond our control, and we regret very much that we cannot stop it.

We have nothing to do with such spam, which is a misrepresentation of our good name.
We do not send, and have never sent, spam email of any sort.
In fact, we strongly oppose the act of "spamming" or sending unsolicited commercial email (UCE).

If you have received such spam email we are sorry, but emphasize that it was nothing to do with us and was beyond our control.

What is E-mail Spoofing? (Faking or Forging)

"E-mail Spoofing" is the latest nasty trend in spam, it is the practice used by many spammers to falsify the header information in their e-mail advertisements. By changing the header information someone can make the email appear to come from whoever they choose.

Hackers are now routinely stealing the e-mail or Web site identities of many people on the Web, and using them to send millions of pieces of junk advertising or offending e-mails.

The average person on the Internet doesn't yet understand what's happening here, and many legitimate companies are obviously being victimized.

How You Can Help - Handling Spam Spoofers

If you ever receive such spam-mails that look like messages sent by AccentOnGraphics.com, please do this:

1. Report spoofed AccentOnGraphics.com e-mails to us at   spoofing-report@accentongraphics.com
  • Send the original spoofed e-mail as an attachment. (See the "send" menu of your e-mail program)
    Sending the e-mail as an attachment is the best way to preserve the "header information," which makes it easier for us to trace the true origin of the forgery.
  • OR
    If you cannot send the forged e-mail as an attachment, forward the e-mail, and include as much of the header information as you are able to maintain.

    The headers we need are well labeled and look something like this:
     X-Sender: someone@domain.com
     X-Sender-IP: []
     X-Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2006 20:12:06 +0000 (UTC)
     X-Recipient: you@domain.com
     X-OUID: 1

    To find the header information, configure your e-mail program to show All Headers (this varies from program to program).
    For Internet Explorer you can do this:
     - right-click the unopened e-mail in your inbox,
     - and then click "Options" to open the window that includes "Internet Headers."

    To track the actual sender of a particular message, we need this "extended headers" information.
    If you simply forward an e-mail message to someone, these headers will be lost, so whenever you are reporting spam be sure to cut-and-paste the message header from the spam message and send it in the body copy of your e-mail message.

  • Please rest assured that we will respond to all of the e-mail reports we receive about someone spoofing our domain name.

2. Report spam to your ISP

  • Report spoofed e-mails to your ISP and notify them that someone has stolen our e-mail identify.
    Be sure to cut-and-paste the message header from the spam message and send it in the body copy of your e-mail message, as described above (1).
3. Never respond to requests for personal information that may be contained in the forged e-mail. 

4. If you don't recognize an email or know where it came from, it's probably best not to open it. 

5. Please don't do anything which might result in AccentOnGraphics.com being wrongly blacklisted as a spammer.

Thank you for your help and understanding,
The Accent On Graphics Team

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