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| We do not send unsolicited emails
We only communicate on a one-on-one basis with clients, vendors and the media. We do not send out emails for stocks, viagra and the like.
If you're here then it's either because you're curious or you've received emails with our domain (popartpet.com) in the from line. For the curious, knock yourself out. :) For those that have received spam with our domain (popartpet.com) in the from: or reply to: lines of your email, we are victims just as you are.
In their never ending enterprise of sending spam and hiding who they really are, spammers employ all sorts of tactics and one is forging the email headers. When you receive spam, more often than not, the from and reply to lines are domains that have nothing to do with the email being sent. This practice has become commonly known as joejobbing. Actually joejobbing is a term used for a malicious attack on a specific email address to damage the individual, more commonly, the spammer is using the domain, with hundreds of others and randomly generating usernames like firstname.lastname@example.org. The point of using real domains is to get past simple checks done by mail servers, to see if the sending domain is valid.
Current estimates from a variety of sources, put spam at 98% of all emails sent, and with the introduction of botnets both owned and rented by spammers that number may even increase. The botnets provide emails from malware infected machines address books, and send the spam with forged headers. Because no one machine, no one ISP, and no one person is sending the emails, its impossible to report the spam, and impossible for the layperson to track down the botnet controller.
What you can do:
Educate yourself and your family and friends, the only reason that spam works is because people actually buy from spammers or buy into/invest in their schemes or fall for their scams. Email for the spammer, is a cheap way to get their junk out to millions of people and if even a miniscule percentage of those people click on a link they make money. We need to stop putting money into the hands of the spammers, it's the only power we have over them.
If you did receive an email with our domain used, we apologize to you for not being able to prevent it. Hopefully after reading this page you have a better understanding of how this might have happened and how you can actually help.
Okay now we have to go check our email and delete all the spam we've received! ;)