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Subject: FYI: NEW RESOURCE FOR THE INTERNET
From: <ADB1%AsiCes%CTS @ bangate . pge . com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 95 14:10:51 PDT
To: <list-managers @ greatcircle . com>
Resent-date: Fri, 21 Jul 95 14:10:46 PDT
Resent-from: ADB1%AsiCes%CTS @ bangate . pge . com
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Comments :
Greetings List-Managers,

Please pardon a newbie-type question, but I'm hoping you can help me out. I 
received the following message this morning. I called Addison (whose 
number is at the bottom of the message) and told him this kind of marketing 
constitutes Internet abuse in my book. When I asked him where he got my 
address he said, "I'm not exactly sure, but it's publicly available 
information."

Can someone tell me how Addison (or one of his pals) got my email 
address? Were lists involved? Did many other people receive this 
unsolicited ad? The message looks vaguely familiar, perhaps someone else 
on this list has already raised the issue, but I missed it.

On a related note, I'm trying to understand how you folks track spammers 
down (i.e. Olga & Crew). To that end, if anyone can point me to a FAQ on  
interpreting mail headers I'd really appreciate it. (I swear I saw one once but 
darned if I can find it now...I've tried searching the RTFM Usenet archives 
several times but have struck out so far.)

Thanks in advance for your assistance,

Audrey Borden
adb1@pge.com
Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
San Francisco
------------------------[ Original Message ]--------------------
To		: <adb1%asices%cts@bangate.pge.com>
Cc		: 
>From		: Continua <continua@shrike.ais.net>
Date		: Friday, July 21, 1995 at 11:24:59 am PDT

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