Example of "Spam" Email
Unfortunately, somebody has been illegally sending out the
following "spam" email message
(below), claiming to be from the
DHMO Organization. This email message is not from our
organization nor any of our representatives.
Header reveals fake
Looking at the header, this is clearly a fake or spoof
email, indicated by the "Received" fields. One says the email
UNKNOWN(22.214.171.124), claiming to be "dhmo.org">
The IP address resolves to a domain other than "dhmo.org"
126.96.36.199 => dlr68.oztech.com
And the "UNKNOWN" and "claiming to be" comments are dead
giveaways of a forged email message.
In the second "Received" field, the message comes from:
which is also a common technique used by email spammers
to hide their true identity.
How to respond
If you receive an email and think it may be spam, you can
either treat it as the annoyance that it is and simply delete
it, or you can examine the header and attempt to send
email to the "postmaster@" or "root@" of the domain you
find. Ask them nicely to look into it. Usually they will,
sending a strongly worded message to the perpetrator or
even cancelling their account.
Again, the following spam email did not come from
us, and is included here (with the mailing address blocked
out) for informational purposes only.
Actual "Spam" Email
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 18:24:51 +0200 (CEST)
Received: from UNKNOWN(188.8.131.52), claiming to be "dhmo.org"
via SMTP by kintaro.xinu.de, id smtpd005273; Mon Jun 7 18:24:37 1999
Received: from Anonymous [127.0.0.1] by dhmo.org (FTGate 2, 1, 2, 1);
Mon, 07 Jun 99 02:18:22 -0500
Subject: The Invisible Killer!
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
The Invisible Killer
Dihydrogen monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and kills uncounted
thousands of people every year. Most of these deaths are caused by accidental
inhalation of DHMO, but the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide do not end there.
Prolonged exposure to its solid form causes severe tissue damage.
Symptoms of DHMO ingestion can include excessive sweating and urination, and
possibly a bloated feeling, nausea, vomiting and body electrolyte imbalance.
For those who have become dependent, DHMO withdrawal means certain death.
is also known as hydroxl acid, and is the major component of acid rain.
contributes to the "greenhouse effect."
may cause severe burns.
contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape.
accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.
may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of automobile brakes.
has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.
Contamination Is Reaching Epidemic Proportions!
Quantities of dihydrogen monoxide have been found in almost every stream,
lake, and reservoir in America today. But the pollution is global,
and the contaminant has even been found in Antarctic ice. DHMO has
caused millions of dollars of property damage in the US.
Despite the danger, dihydrogen monoxide is often used:
as an industrial solvent and coolant.
in nuclear power plants.
in the production of styrofoam.
as a fire retardant.
in many forms of cruel animal research.
in the distribution of pesticides. Even after washing, produce remains
contaminated by this chemical.
as an additive in certain "junk-foods" and other food products.
Companies dump waste DHMO into rivers and the ocean, and nothing can be done
to stop them because this practice is still legal. The impact on wildlife is
extreme, and we cannot afford to ignore it any longer!
The American government has refused to ban the production, distribution,
or use of this damaging chemical due to its "importance to the economic
health of this nation." In fact, the navy and other military
organizations are conducting experiments with DHMO, and designing
multi-billion dollar devices to control and utilize it during warfare situations.
Hundreds of military research facilities receive tons of it through a
highly sophisticated underground distribution network.
Many store large quantities for later use.
The Horror Must Be Stopped!
Act NOW to prevent further contamination. Find out more about this dangerous chemical.
What you don't know can hurt you and others throughout the world.
Please Send $3.00, or whatever amount you wish to:
XXX-X Hwy. 62-65 N.
Harrison, AR 72601-XXXX
Please include your email address for fastest response!
Under Bill S.1618 TITLE III passed by the 105th U.S. Congress
this letter can not be considered spam as long as we offer you a no-cost
way to remove your name and email from our listserver address book.
To be removed from this listserver address book, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll promptly honor your remove request.
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