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Subject: [-: RE: Re: letter from Olga! =) (Unverified) (fwd)]
From: Info-LabVIEW List Maintainer <info-labview-request @ pica . army . mil>
Organization: Electric Armts Div, US Army ARDEC, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 95 9:00:15 EDT
To: list-managers @ greatcircle . com

One of the subscribers to a list I run got the following from the folks at
                  Tom Coradeschi, Info-LabVIEW List Maintainer

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From: - <>
To: info-labview@PICA.ARMY.MIL
Subject: RE: Re: letter from Olga! =) (Unverified) (fwd)
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 1995 03:16:51 -0400
Message-ID: <>

For the info of the group, I contacted the postmaster at the host 
domain where those Olga messages appeared to be originating from, and 
this is the reply (a very nice one, I thought) he sent back.

So I guess the rest of us need not pester the postmasters, as they seem 
to be actively working on the matter.

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Date: Fri, 21 Jul 1995 19:49:54 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: RE: Re: letter from Olga! =) (Unverified)

Thank you for your concern about the Olga SPAM.  To the best of our knowledge
Ogla SPAM is not originating from BYU.  We have determined is
being spoofed as the origination source. is a Novell server
running Mercury and requires another BYU system to forward its mail. Both
systems maintain logs of each mail transaction.  Our logs do not show the Olga
SPAM is originating from  We have determined the SPAM is
being sent to IBM VM machines around the Internet, which will take any host
name and assume the header of the sender is valid.  Systems that do not verify
the origination IP address of the mailing are susceptible to this type of

To our knowledge law enforcement is aware of the perpetrator's  identity and
they are making an effort to apprehend the suspect.  However, until the
perpetrator is caught, future spoofed mailings are possible as long as there
are systems out there that do not verify the  mailing's origination.   We know
the mailings are not originating from BYU.

We share your frustration and want you to know we are doing everything within
our power to correct this situation.  However, we realize our role is limited
since these mailings are originating from sites other than BYU.   We are
collecting evidence, so if you have any information (ie., logs with IP
origination addresses) that will help identify the true source of these
mailings please send them to


Terrance Humphries
Manager of Network Security
and Administration
Brigham Young University

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