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Subject: Re: An odd message I received
From: brian @ ilinx . ilinx . com (Brian J. Murrell)
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 1996 17:51:10 -0700 (PDT)
To: arielle @ taronga . com
Cc: list-managers @ greatcircle . com
In-reply-to: <>
Reply-to: brian @ ilinx . bctel . net

from the quill of (Stephanie da Silva) on scroll
> My spam detector just went off.
> Note the X-Mail-Agent: line and the forged headers.

Indeed.  How does the following strike you...

# dig mx

; <<>> DiG 2.1 <<>> mx 
;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
;; got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 6
;; flags: qr rd ra; Ques: 1, Ans: 3, Auth: 2, Addit: 5
;;, type = MX, class = IN

;; ANSWERS:        84088   MX      520        84088   MX      5        84088   MX      510

# telnet smtp
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
he220 ESMTP Sendmail 8.7.5 raring to go at Sat, 27
Apr 1996 18:49:54 -0600 (MDT)
250 hi there [], wouldn't want to be in
your shoes.
vrfy 22ndcm
250 22nd Century Marketing <>
221 Hanging up. Good-bye and good riddance.
Connection closed by foreign host.

A marketing company.  Huh.  Surprise, surprise.

It's also interesting that the message originated at U of Alabama in

I just wonder if they are being subscribed to spam later, or somebody justs
wants to flood 22ndcm's mailbox.


Brian J. Murrell                                     
InterLinx Support Services, Inc.                    
North Vancouver, B.C.                                             604 983 UNIX
        Platform and Brand Independent UNIX Support - R3.2 - R4 - BSD

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