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
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,
Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
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