Dear <<First Name>>,
*** PLEASE READ. EXTREMELY IMPORTANT ! ***
In May you should have received a notification from me about my “spoofed” email address that is causing concern with some recipients. I have some additional information for you and things to look for in any suspect email that appears to be from me.
Specifically, DO NOT USE the email address drbunch@ellenbu.... In fact, you will want to REMOVE it completely from your address book so you do not inadvertently send me an email to that address. Doing so will NOT cause any problems to your computer, but I will never receive it since that email has been permanently DELETED from our mail server.
Nonetheless, the occasional spoofed email still makes it way to your email. How is that possible when it has been deleted? Simple! It is NOT from that email address. It has been spoofed.
Recently, a concerned patient graciously forwarded to us a spoofed email, which, when you examine the "From" portion, looks like this:
From: drbunch <email@example.com>
It clearly does not come from our office, but is an attempt to appear as though it's coming from me. You may want to read additional information from this blog for more insight: Why am I getting email from someone with the wrong email address?
If you do get a spoofed email, you may click on the "Report Spam" button or similar from your email dashboard to avoid getting the same in your inbox in the future.
I hope that this has brought some light to the issue, and rest assured that we take privacy very seriously.