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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reply-To: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org ... > hello --- I am trying to verify whether this message was posted via the > Numeracy list . How can I tell? > Thank you. Esther, moderator of Numeracy@world.std.com
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.