More on Spamming Santa?
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 94 14:05:35 PST
Subject: More on Spamming Santa?
[I knew a request from Sun to spam them for charity was just a little too good
to be true... Maybe this is the truth... -psl]
Forwarded-by: firstname.lastname@example.org (Robert J Franke)
Forwarded-by: Allison Smith <ASMITH@MACC.WISC.EDU>
Forwarded-by: IN%"WOJTOWCZ@macc.wisc.edu" "Joseph Wojtowicz"
Subject: re:ho ho wholesome holiday email
Please do not e-mail spam them. The previous message about
email@example.com is *incorrect*.
The donations are *not* for e-mail -- they are for visiting the
appropriate URLs (via a WWW browser). The donations are for four
different non-profit organizations:
Second Harvest Food Bank
Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage
Harlem Educational Activities Fund
at a dime per visit to their appropriate home pages. I believe Sun will
donate a maximum of $25,000 (i.e., 250,000 visits), though I could be
incorrect about that number.
If you go to the URL, which is "http://north.pole.org/", you will see
the following message:
> Please Don't Spam Santa
> There is a rumor going around that we're trying to get as many messages
> as possible sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Not true ... Santa has all the
> mail he can handle and asks that you refrain from spamming him or there
> might be a few last-minute transfers to the "naughty" list.
© 1994 Peter Langston