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Press Release on e-mail spoofing...

Who steals my purse steals trash . . . But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him, and makes me poor indeed.
Othello, Moor of Venice
by William Shakespeare

Dear Customers, Associates, and Friends,

It has come to our attention that spam is being sent out using a forged MESSINGABOUT.COM e-mail address as the sender and return address. The mail that we are aware of is selling prescription drugs, there may be others, and we have just learned that some may be virus generated. We want you to know that this spam is in no way connected with any of our businesses, that we have not made any e-mail addresses available to other parties, and that our mail server is secure. If you have received some of this mail it has been strictly by chance. If this is the case we would like to hear from you and if you still have a copy of the e-mail please send it to us including the full headers. With this information we can attempt to stop further forging.

If you would like to learn more about forged spam here are a couple of good articles.
ClickZ Today - Spoofing: Identity Crisis by Rebecca Lieb
University of Michigan - Forged Spam Is Becoming A Plague

Thank you for your understanding,
The Design Works