If you have been receiving spam E-mail that appears to come from us, rest assured that it was not sent from Kathy Nairn Photography. Recently, we have been the victim of a “Joe Job” attack – and if you received one of
these E-mails, then you are yet another victim in the war against spam.
Kathy Nairn Photography does not engage in spamming, and is an active participant in the fight against those who do.
A “Joe Job” is the name given to an attack whereby a spammer sends unsolicited E-mail which has been spoofed to appear as if it came from somebody else (ie: Kathy Nairn Photography). The spammer is then able to send spam without taking any of the responsibility for their actions, sending fallout instead to the victim. Unethical companies may also engage in these tactics in an attempt to defame their competition.
Whatever the reason, I’m sure you can agree that it needs to stop. This is why we are actively investigating this attack to find out where they are coming from. Once we have discovered the culprit, we plan to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.
We need your help!
In order to be able to effectively trace these E-mails back to their original source, we need as much feedback from you as possible. If you have received at least one of these spam messages, it can provide valuable information that can lead to the original attacker.
First, open the offending E-mail and make sure that the full headers are being displayed. This information is essential for being able to trace the message back to its source. The methods for displaying full headers varies depending on which application you are using. If you are unsure how to display full message headers, these instructions may be helpful: http://www.scribd.com/doc/397527/How-To-Extract-Email-Headers-Step-by-Step.
Once you have the entire message displayed, copy everything in the body of the E-Mail and paste it into an email to complaints @ kathynairnphotography.com
PLEASE, DO NOT ever click on any link or download or open any attachment in any spam email. Kathy Nairn Photography will never send attachments without prior legitimate communications and when you are expecting one.
We cannot thank you enough for helping us put a stop to this attack as expediently as possible.