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The Fight Against SPAM ...

 

Some spammers launch e-mail campaigns that 'look' like messages sent by someone at PYGHTLE.COM
We, like many other respected names, are sometimes the victims of spammers who are forging/faking our email addresses.

 

It is totally beyond our control, and we regret very much that we cannot yet stop it. 
We have nothing whatsoever to do with such traffic, which is a complete 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 emphasise that it was nothing to do with us and was beyond our control.

 

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.

 

Most people on the Internet do not yet fully understand what's happening here, and many legitimate companies are obviously being victimised.

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REPORT FAKE  PYGHTLE.COM’  E-MAILS to us at:  webmaster @ pyghtle.com   


Send the original spoofed e-mail as an ‘attachment’ by using the ‘send’ function in your email client. 
This will then preserve the original "header information", which can make it easier for us to trace the true origin of the forgery.

 

 ... OR ...  

If you cannot send the forged e-mail as an ‘attachment’, simply ‘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 prefixed with an X, they do vary according to the email clients and servers, but generally look something like this :- 

     X-Sender:   someone @ domain.com  
     X-Sender-IP:   [10.1.2.3]  
     X-Date:   Tue, 18 Apr 2008 20:12:06 +0000 (UTC)   
     X-Recipient:  you @ domain.com    
     X-OUID:   1  


To find this header information, configure your e-mail program to show All Headers (this varies from program to program).

 

For MS Outlook you can do it like 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 header" 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 understand that we may not be able to respond to all of the e-mail reports we receive, but your help in fighting this malicious practice is greatly appreciated.

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REPORT SPAM 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.

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NEVER RESPOND to requests for personal information that may be contained in the forged e-mail.

 

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Please don't do anything which might result in PYGHTLE.COM being wrongly blacklisted as a spammer.

 

... furthermore ...

 

If you are being blasted by spam, visit the following sites which offer information and some advice regarding protection :-

 

http://www.spamhaus.org/
http://www.spamcop.net/

 

These preceding two sites offer some methods for reducing the threat- unfortunately we cannot track down the perpetrators and thus press charges, at this time that is – but we will soon find a way !

 

The following link offers information about spoofing :-

 

http://searchwindowssecurity.techtarget.com/tip/1,289483,sid45_gci1066483,00.html

 

This site can identify the source of the e-mail to a geographic location :-

 

http://www.geobytes.com/IpLocator.htm?GetLocation

 

Thank you for your help and understanding

 

 

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