Forged Spam Alert
If you received unsolicited email (spam) with a
BAREFOOTHAWAIIAN.COM email address shown in the FROM
address line of your email, then this notice and
information is for you.
First: The Barefoot Hawaiian Email Policy
Barefoot Hawaiian abides by the most stringent of
practices never to send unsolicited email to anyone.
In fact, the Barefoot Hawaiian has absolutely no public
email list, has no public newsletters or email
subscriptions, will not accept emails addresses for this
purpose from anyone, and never sends mass email to the
general public. Moreover, the domain name of
BAREFOOTHAWAIIAN.COM is never used for email
transmission. The BAREFOOTHAWAIIAN.COM domain name
is used in web site hosting and in receiving email only.
About the Email You Received
Simply, what you received was a forgery. That is,
the email sent to you was forged to give the impression it
came from the Barefoot Hawaiian.
Why? Quite simply, to get you to open it.
It is a common tactic of spammers to forge the sender's
email address with the name of a well-known and highly
respectable business in the hopes that when the recipient
sees it, they will be coaxed into opening it. In
many case the forgeries are clever enough, by crafting the
emails' internal message headers, to fool many experienced
persons. Nonetheless they are forgeries.
What to Do
The easiest and simplest thing you can do is simply
ignore the email. When it arrives, do not open it
but instead simply delete it. It's not from the
Barefoot Hawaiian and since we do not use the
BAREFOOTHAWAIIAN.COM domain name to send email, it's a
fake and should be immediately deleted.
If you are being bothered by much spam, a spam blocker
may help. Most of the better and more sophisticated
spam blockers will be able to detect the forgeries we have
seen thus far with BAREFOOTHAWAIIAN.COM on them.
Other than this there is not much one can do.
Often, this spam is coming out of third-world countries or
being generated by worm-infected and Trojan-compromised
computers. There is little to nothing the Barefoot
Hawaiian can do either. If we could, we would have,
as we don't want our name being used for this
purpose. We ask, for this reason, that you do not
complain to the Barefoot Hawaiian, nor reply/return the
email to the reply address. They will only fall into
an unmonitored email address box and be immediately