WARNING: Someone is spoofing dotTech’s email to send spam, don’t be fooled!


Hi dotTechies,

I just wanted to give everyone a head-up that some scumbag is using dotTech’s email to spend spam emails.

If you receive an e-mail from “admin@dottech.org” that is not characteristic of the emails we send (i.e. not an article or comment notification), then the email is probably spam. Ignore it! The image above shows an example of the type of spam email I received from apparently myself, even though I know I didn’t send it. I received ten similar emails (with varying different subjects but same email content), so I’m guessing others have received it too.

Our e-mail has not been compromised. Someone is spoofing our email address and there is nothing we can do about it; spoofing cannot be stopped. The good thing is most of these spam messages should be automatically sent to your spam/junkbox due to their nature. However, if one makes its way to your inbox, please do not reply to it — it is a scam.

Sorry for the inconvenience. Fake emails just comes with the territory, unfortunately. There is nothing we can do to stop it except warn our users.

-Mr. Boss

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  • clockmendergb

    It a sign you are in the big leagues now.

    Sort of a face slapping compliment of sorts.

    I have not received anything yet
    but will certainly watch out for them
    Thank you

  • KMHamm

    @Rob (Down Under) And don’t call him Shirley!

  • AFPhys

    Feel free to EMail me when you want to hire me at those rates!

  • Shwan


    Good to know… I’ll still make sure to get a trace with a proper header id should I get one of theses emails.

    I can’t stand scammers…

  • Rob (Down Under)

    Shirley by now you have realized that I have a very dry sense of humor ?

  • Ashraf

    @dbaby: You are welcome.
    @Rob (Down Under): I assume you are joking?
    @Mike: Thank you the support. If only it was that easy.
    @Shwan: Naw, as far as I know there hasnt been a targeted attempt at dotTech subscribers which means our database was not compromised. This is just some scumbag person using our email address to trick random people.

  • Shwan

    I’m more concerned about your database than scam artists… as I know when you’ve got something to say you just write a article about it.

    I Hope it ain’t your provider that messed up and leaked a database of emails.

    I’ll keep my eyes open for a email like this and ask my isp to trace it.

  • Mike

    Ashraf, I am sorry that you and the site also are being defrauded by the spoofing. Institutuionally, Internet-wide, this all needs to be brought to a head and handled.

  • Rob (Down Under)

    That ‘scumbag’ is offering much better rates than you.

  • dbaby

    I haven’t received any yet; thanks for the heads up.