Re: Mathematica Categorization - Humor
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- Subject: [mg52057] Re: [mg52037] Mathematica Categorization - Humor
- From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>
- Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 01:36:44 -0500 (EST)
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On 8 Nov 2004, at 17:13, William E. Bohrer wrote:
> Dear Steve!
> Thank you very much for this sentence in your [mg51971] wherein you
> "I sometimes get spam from myself!" This is so funny that I laughed out
> Then I ran off to tell my wife, but she started chanting her "You love
> Mathematica better than you love me!" mantra so I guess she didn't get
> Thanks again for a truly wonderful laugh! I have been chuckling about
> all day!
> Bill Bohrer
> P.S. Then I emailed it to both of my friends! BB
> P.P.S. Then I printed a hard copy! I'm gonna show it to my therapist
> Wednesday! If she thinks it is as funny as I do, then I will even
> show it
> to my Parole Officer!
It may have sounded like a good joke to you but I don't think it was
meant to be one. It is very easy to "get spam from oneself". You can
easily "spoof" any person's e-mail address and pretend that that is
where the mail you are sending is coming from. This trick is so well
known it has a special name: "a joe-job". And, in particular, you can
send someone a message that looks like it is coming from him. The
spammer hopes than in this way the message will avoid being filtered. I
used to get quite a few messages like that and I assure you they did
not make me laugh. Now I don't because the filter on my mail server is
set to reject any mail that seems to be coming from me.
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