Email address spoofing can land you in serious trouble.
- Your ISP may terminate your Internet access without warning.
- Your web host may cancel your hosting account, along with all your web sites, databases, email accounts, etc etc etc.
- Your autoresponder service or email provider may cancel your account — along with all your mailing lists and database archives.
- You may find your messages bouncing because Real-Time Block Lists — and their thousands of ISP and email provider clients — are blocking your messages from reaching all of their customers’ inboxes.
- You could find yourself facing hefty fines and legal costs to defend yourself against spamming allegations by government agencies. (In Australia, the penalty for individuals is a measly $110,000 per offense. For companies it’s $1.1 MILLION per offense… that’s per email sent in both cases.)
Email address spoofing is something that happens to you. It’s not something you do. So you never know when it will happen to you. Or how long it will take to clean up the mess or how much it will cost you to fix, either in expenses or in lost income. (Hint: it can take months.)
What is it?
Basically, it’s when some sleazy spammer uses your domain name as the sender/reply-to address on their millions of spam messages. They do it to cover their tracks, so they can’t be traced and hit with costs, fines, etc.
This handy, short Report (it’s FREE) explains what to do and how to deal with the problem if it ever happens to you. It’s available from here as a public service.