off topic: spam or real?
janina at afb.net
Mon Apr 2 10:33:01 EDT 2001
This scare has been part of the Internet since before it was the Internet.
Truly--it goes back to the days of Compuserve, BIX, Delphi, and the Source
(which is what AOL was before it was AOL). It may be the prize winner for
longevity. And, yes, it as as bogus today as ever/.
It often surprises me how people suspend their good sense when they get
online. Do you really believe that Congress and the new Administration are
discussing hidden taxes today--when the media is chock full of stories of
mega-tax cuts? Wrong message.
On Sat, 31 Mar 2001, Charles Hallenbeck
> I have not seen this, but my wife has received several pieces of email
> urging everyone to complain about a proposed regulation that would charge
> everyone five cents apiece for an eamil message. I insisted that it was a
> spam, but after all, we are now living in a brave new world, so I thought
> I would ask if anyone else has any information about this.
> While I am off the same topic, I recently received the following as an
> attachment called "virus.doc" in MS Word format:
> You have just received the Amish virus..........
> Since we have no electricity or computers, you are on the honor system.
> Please delete all of the files on your hard drive.
> Then forward this message to everyone in your address book.
> Thank thee
> My web site is http://www.mhonline.net/~chuckh
> The Moon is Waxing Crescent (40% of Full)
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