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
  • We ask you to follow this simple verification whether received e-mail is from Academic Exchange Quarterly
    • look at e-mail SUBJECT field - it ought to start with initials AEX
    • Email text MUST include any 3 of the following 4:
      1. your submission number e.g. 4235-9j
      2. your submissions title
      3. copy of your previous email to Academic Exchange Quarterly
      4. reference to your postal communication with this journal
  • 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 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.
October 2009