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Journal Journal: Academic spam

When I worked at a university, the professors often complained about the amount of spam they received. One in particular mentioned pr0n. As an educated person, I find the kind below to be particularly sleazy.

This came to a private account, but I saw it in my university account (I already have BS and MS degrees) and have seen emeritus professors get this kind of offer too.

From Clay Tillman Sat Nov 13 16:40:32 2004
Delivery-date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 16:13:24 -0600
Received: from [] (helo=YOUR-PM1THNWS0H)
        by with smtp (Exim 4.43)
        id 1CT695-00029D-2i
        for; Sat, 13 Nov 2004 16:13:24 -0600
X-Message-Info: 0oUYnM09Cthftm7oDzF9OO3pOuccvJ93
Received: from ([]) by with Microsoft SMTPSVC(5.0.2195.6824);
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Subject: Re: carnal
From: Clay Tillman
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;

Content-Type: text/plain;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

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Journal Journal: Separated by a common language...

Message speaks for itself.

From Sat Nov 13 15:09:34 2004
Received: from ([])
        by (Earthlink Mail Service) with SMTP id 1ct4Cm6773Nl5tI0
        for ; Sat, 13 Nov 2004 15:35:28 -0500 (EST)
From: =?utf-8?q?Clementine Wwsim?=
To: =?utf-8?q?Isidore Atizkc?=
Subject: =?utf-8?q?Many specific at 0.1?=
  =?utf-8?q?3Euro for portion?=
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 20:35:24 +0000
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

Content-Type: text/plain;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

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Journal Journal: Alarming Spam 2

Raw source exactly as I got it with only my email address removed.

From Tue Nov 9 05:20:08 2004
Envelope-to: xxxxxx
Delivery-date: Mon, 08 Nov 2004 23:26:07 -0600
Received: from [] (helo=
        by with smtp (Exim 4.43)
        id 1CROW5-0005Wm-Oc
        for xxxxxx; Mon, 08 Nov 2004 23:26:06 -0600
To: xxxxxxxx
Subject: Welcome to
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2004 23:17:50 -0600
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Priority: 3
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1437
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2800.1441

Hello our potential customer

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where you can shop around most wanted and needed items in your life.
Our weapon section has wide range of hard-to-find machine guns, silencers, armour-piercing ammos and others.

First of all, let's check our 3 top-selling items:
1. Russian surface-to-air missle SA-14 "Gremlin" (upgraded analog of SS-16 "Strela") from our supplies in Kazakhstan. Due to high demand, it takes about 4 weeks to backorder that item.
    Weight is 10,2 kg., lenght - 1427 mm. You can make a huge party and you can have tons of fun launching your "Gremlin" with your buddies.
2. Israeli bestselling submashine-gun "Tavor" 5.56" (upgraded analog of 7.65" "Uzi"), comes with 2 full clips of standart ammo + bonus one clip of armour-piercing ammo.
3. Russian booby trap made in 5 versions:
- a bottle of Jim Beam (200 grammes of C4 inside),
- a can of Budlight beer (150 grammes of C4 inside),
- a Barbie-doll (100 grammes of C4 inside),
- a cell phone (50 grammes of C4 inside),
- a lighter Zippo (25 grammes of C4 insid
You can take one with you to the school or college and have alot of fun with your buddies. Buy more than 10 pieces of booby traps, and we upgrade C4 to C4+ for free.
(C4+ can not be detected in airports or any other areas).

Also we have our Dutch-based shop where you can buy some drugs to make your life more wonderful and funny. We have wide selection of Ganzha, Crack, both synthetic and natural Heroin.
And our prices are affordables for everyone.

If you want to buy anything from us, just visit our site, contact administrator and get full price-list. We accept all major credit cards, wire transfers and money orders.
Please ask for details if you want to use Western Union or Moneygram money transfers.

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Journal Journal: Truth in spam

Nice subject....

From Sun Nov 7 09:52:08 2004
Received: from ([])
        by (Earthlink Mail Service) with SMTP id 1cqzFh3g63Nl5tE0
        for ; Sat, 6 Nov 2004 18:08:04 -0500 (EST)
Received: from ([]) by %ONE_DNS_NAME
                    (InterMail vK. 257-996-745 license %LICENSE)
                    with ESMTP id
                    for ; Sun, 07 Nov 2004 00:04:26 +0100
Received: from mail pickup service by with Microsoft SMTPSVC;
          Sun, 07 Nov 2004 04:00:26 +0500
Received: from by with HTTP;
        Sat, 06 Nov 2004 21:58:26 -0100 GMT
X-Originating-IP: []
X-Originating-Email: []
From: "Edgar Clarke"
Subject: microshit xp critical update - november 25th
Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2004 17:59:26 -0500
Mime-Version: 1.0
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Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
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Journal Journal: Where I write

There is some blog-type stuff on my web site but I have started using LiveJournal.

As much as I am morbidly attracted to reading Slashdot every day, LiveJournal has much better knitting and thread crochet communities.

I remember discussions of connections between music and math ability. I am also thinking there is one between programming and knitting and crochet doily patterns. Why doilies? Life long fascination with polar coordinates?

Stop by, feel free to leave comments here too.

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