Fun_People Archive
10 Apr
An ISS (Inverse Spam Solicitation)

Date: Mon, 10 Apr 95 13:43:02 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: An ISS (Inverse Spam Solicitation)

[I know I should resist, but it is another chance to scare people with the
internet.  And there's always a chance that it's legit... -psl]

Forwarded-by: Leslie Michelle Stephens <>
[forwards removed]

My name is Beth and I am in the Fourth Grade at a Catholic Elementary
School near Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.

Jason and I are doing a science project and we need your help.

The project is on email, worldwide communication in seconds!!!!.

We are trying to get as many messages from different countries and
cities around the world, just by posting this to a few USENET
newsgroups and some famous people's email addresses as printed in
PEOPLE magazine,  we're sorry if it might be off topic but we were
trying to get widespread general worldwide distribution of this note.

Please send a note with the following information:
Dear Beth and Jason,

     Good luck on your science project.

     My name is  (FIRST NAME ONLY)
     I live in  (city, state, province, country)

     (If school age please give grade level)
     (If out of school what is your occupation)
     (If your primary language is other than English please write
      a greeting along with an english translation)

      Date and time sent!!!!
That's all,  we hope to get 1,000 responses as our teacher
said we might get only 10 or 12!!!

Send your email to

We'll check it every day and keep all responses on a disk and a
hard copy printout for display at the Science Fair.

Thanks for your help in our project!!!

/////////////////////Beth ///////////

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []