Protect yourself from fraudulent e-mails and phishing scams

Efficient communication with Academic Exchange Quarterly depends on the use of the e-mail.
Unfortunately, e-mail communication has also attracted a number of bad people
who prey on unsuspecting e-mail users. While your e-mail provider guards you against fraudulent e-mails:
    fraudulent e-mails
  1. We ask you to do this simple verification
  2. whether received e-mail is from Academic Exchange Quarterly
    • look at e-mail SUBJECT field
    • it ought to read e.g. AEX 2875-5z that is AEX plus your submission number
    • do said verification even when field FROM indicates Academic Exchange Quarterly e-mail
  3. in sending e-mail to Academic Exchange Quarterly, always place AEX in the SUBJECT field
    plus your submission number if you have one
phishing scams (spoof e-mail)
Make sure your server does not send e-mail request like the one below:
> I apologize for this automatic reply to your  email.
> To control spam, I now allow incoming messages
> only from senders I  have approved beforehand.
> If you would like to be added to my list of  approved senders, please
> fill out the short request form (see link  below). Once I approve you,
> I will receive your original message in my inbox. You do not need to
> resend your message. I apologize for this  one-time inconvenience.
> Click the link below to fill out the request:
> https://webmail.atl.earthlink.net/wam/addme?a=
Because, we will not comply with said request Click the link below to fill out the request...
as it might be phishing scam.

All of us at Academic Exchange Quarterly are committed to preserving the safety
of our e-mail correspondence and rely on you to help in this regard.
19 October 2006