Adobe have long been the leaders in the market for their products associated with the portable document file (.PDF).  Although other products exist on the market such as Nuance’s PDF Converter or Foxit I would suggest that the use of the term “Adobe” or “Acrobat” would be an infringment on their trademarks. However, many people are currently getting the following email.  Although this email is not dangerous it is falsely advertising a competing product to Acrobat Reader and Acrobat Writer.  The website listed is not the official Adobe Software website and I would advise that people receiving this email send it straight to the trash.

Many thanks to Jeremy Floyd for bringing this one to my attention.  As always if you require advice on emails you are not sure of or on software purchases then please get in contact and we will ensure you have the right software for your business.


 Dear Customers,

 Adobe is pleased to announce new version upgrades for Adobe Acrobat 2010. 

 Advanced features include:

 – Collaborate across borders

– Create rich, polished PDF files from any application that prints

– Ensure visual fidelity

– Encrypt and share PDF files more securely

– Use the standard for document archival and exchange

 To upgrade and enhance your work productivity today, go to: www.official-adobe.com/

 To leave comments, please contact us at: comments@official-adobe.com

 Best regards,

 Eric Cantona

 Adobe Acrobat

Copy rights Adobe Acrobat 2010 © All Rights Reserved

Website: www.official-adobe.com/

Please note that the text above is a copy of an email that has been received and is not an endorsement of the software or the company that has sent it.  I would highly recommend that when making software purchases for your business that you firstly talk to an IT support company that can advise you as to whether the software is suitable.