Now one should really complain, at least to his ISP, about this sort
of thing. But would it do any good? - look at the
X-Mailer below, and draw your
own conclusions. The only one I can come to is that some people
shoudn't be allowed near a computer at all.
From: Dusty Irvin <email@example.com> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Received: from relay-6.mail.demon.net [126.96.36.199] by keelhaul.demon.co.uk with smtp (ANTmail1.15); id sm02bda28; Sat, 11 Jan 97 07:02 +0000 Received: from relay-6.mail.demon.net by mailstore for email@example.com id 852962491:6:04703:56; Sat, 11 Jan 97 06:01:31 GMT Received: from arnet.arn.net ([188.8.131.52]) by relay-6.mail.demon.net id aa604669; 11 Jan 97 6:01 GMT Received: from c (borger-171.arn.net [184.108.40.206]) by arnet.arn.net (8.7.5/8.7.3) with SMTP id AAA07312 for <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Sat, 11 Jan 1997 00:00:00 -0600 (CST) Message-ID: <32D72C6E.20CB@hotmail.com> Organization: BLAH X-Mailer: Mozilla 3.01Gold (Win95; I) To: email@example.com Subject: Hi Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 00:00:14 -0600 Since you write all these programs, I was wondering if you could write me a virus, any kind, just zip it and attach it too some email? will trade it for java scripts or applets. Thanks I program java applets and I will program one if you would like PS: Coool PageIn a similar vein, although not in quite so many words, is this news posting. He (at least I assume, with a reasonable probability of being correct, that the sender is a "he") doesn't say much, and doesn't even try to forge his headers. But the content (brief though it is) says it all, and does nothing to dispel the bad image that his ISP already has:
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (AStokes512) Newsgroups: comp.sys.acorn.programmer Subject: programms or virus wanted NNTP-Posting-Host: ladder01.news.aol.com X-Admin: email@example.com Date: 29 Oct 1998 16:03:17 GMT Organization: AOL, http://www.aol.co.uk Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you have any programs for basic i could use or how to make a virus please e mail me email@example.comAnd here's another mail, in even fewer words. I was tempted to send back a reply with the single word NO, but then decided that not answering at all would be the best course of action.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org Return-Path: <email@example.com> Received: from punt-21.mail.demon.net (punt-21.mail.demon.net [220.127.116.11]) by keelhaul.demon.co.uk (8.8.8/8.8.5) with SMTP id GAA01016 for <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Sat, 21 Aug 1999 06:53:31 +0100 Received: from punt-2.mail.demon.net by mailstore for email@example.com id 934846625:20:03684:6; Mon, 16 Aug 99 23:37:05 GMT Received: from [18.104.22.168] ([22.214.171.124]) by punt-2.mail.demon.net id aa2003497; 16 Aug 99 23:36 GMT Received: from telstra.easymail.com.au ([126.96.36.199]) by o1.telstra.easymail.com.au (Netscape Messaging Server 3.6) with SMTP id AAA23A9 for <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Tue, 17 Aug 1999 09:38:13 +1000 To: email@example.com Subject: email me back with instructions on how to write a virus Message-ID: <77279097EE4.AAA23A9@o1.telstra.easymail.com.au> Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999 09:38:13 +1000 can u email me back with instructions on how to write a virus thank youThey just keep on coming, don't they? Here is another:
Return-Path: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Received: from punt-21.mail.demon.net (punt-21.mail.demon.net [188.8.131.52]) by keelhaul.demon.co.uk (8.8.8/8.8.5) with SMTP id KAA00619 for <email@example.com>; Sat, 20 Nov 1999 10:09:42 GMT Received: from punt-2.mail.demon.net by mailstore for firstname.lastname@example.org id 942893536:20:10705:2; Thu, 18 Nov 99 02:52:16 GMT Received: from [184.108.40.206] ([220.127.116.11]) by punt-2.mail.demon.net id aa2010444; 18 Nov 99 2:51 GMT Received: from mailman.endymion.com (IDENT:email@example.com [18.104.22.168]) by fm.yeehaa.com (8.9.3/8.9.3) with SMTP id KAA13100 for <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Thu, 18 Nov 1999 10:46:51 -0500 Message-Id: <199911181546.KAA13100@fm.yeehaa.com> X-Mailer: Endymion MailMan v2.0 From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: how to write virus Date: Thu, 18 Nov 99 15:46:51 +0000 Hi, my name is steven can u tell me how can i write my owe virus E-mail me at email@example.com reply me as fast as u can Thank you tell me how to write virus thank you Love, steven For a fast and reliable free email and web site account, go to http://yeehaa.com Check out our new Yeehaa Autoguide at http://yeehaa.carprices.comDon't laugh. Just think about what will happen when everybody on the planet has access to the Internet.
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