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Esther D Leonelli

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Registered: 12/4/04
Re: [Unsolicitated mail on Numeracy list] (fwd)
Posted: Oct 21, 1996 10:04 PM
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Hello everyone, and thank you for your responses. I received the
following message from the staff at The World who responded to
my inquiry regarding the pornography message and I'm passing it on for
your information. Apparently, the Numeracy list was not the only one that
was so invaded. Thank you also to a Numeracy list member
from Austria who alerted me to the fact that it hit the Numeracy list.

Esther, Numeracy list moderator

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 1996 13:08:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: David Piersol-Freedman <>
> hello --- I am trying to verify whether this message was posted via the
> Numeracy list . How can I tell?
> Thank you. Esther, moderator of

This particularly ugly spam targeted thousands of email addresses
across the Internet - unfortunately, your mailing list was one of
them. We contacted the administrative staff of the sending site, AOL,
this morning to register a complaint. They have informed us that the
sender's account was immediately terminated and the AOL legal
department has become involved. In addition, the FBI has been
contacted and they are investigating. If you wish, you are welcome to
call the FBI and have your name added to the complaint, but in an
email situation like this I'm not sure that's going to be of any
additional help to them.

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