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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: <199604272342.SAA02684@bonkers.taronga.com>
Reply-to: brian @ ilinx . bctel . net

from the quill of arielle@taronga.com (Stephanie da Silva) on scroll
<199604272342.SAA02684@bonkers.taronga.com>
> My spam detector just went off.
> 
> Note the X-Mail-Agent: line and the forged headers.

Indeed.  How does the following strike you...

# dig tnc.com mx

; <<>> DiG 2.1 <<>> tnc.com 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
;; QUESTIONS:
;;      tnc.com, type = MX, class = IN

;; ANSWERS:
tnc.com.        84088   MX      520 mail.istar.net.
tnc.com.        84088   MX      5 nisku.blackgold.ab.ca.
tnc.com.        84088   MX      510 mail.ottawa.istar.net.

# telnet nisku.blackgold.ab.ca. smtp
Trying 198.53.152.12...
Connected to nisku.blackgold.ab.ca.
Escape character is '^]'.
he220 nisku.blackgold.ab.ca ESMTP Sendmail 8.7.5 raring to go at Sat, 27
Apr 1996 18:49:54 -0600 (MDT)
helo ilinx.ilinx.com
250 nisku.blackgold.ab.ca hi there [204.174.66.10], wouldn't want to be in
your shoes.
vrfy 22ndcm
250 22nd Century Marketing <22ndcm@nisku.blackgold.ab.ca>
quit
221 nisku.blackgold.ab.ca 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
Huntsville.

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

b.


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Brian J. Murrell                                               brian@ilinx.com
InterLinx Support Services, Inc.                              brian@wimsey.com
North Vancouver, B.C.                                             604 983 UNIX
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