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Microsoft Takes to Spamming
Week of June 12, 2000
Well why not? They've already committed every other indiscretion in the book. But now William H. Goebbels 3 has taken to spamming. He's definitely in the gutter.
When the US Justice System doesn't dance the way of this megalomaniac, he will obviously do anything, break any rule - ethical, moral, legal. He's sick and insane.
The following letter is part of Billg's latest smash campaign. Please note that this is not any newsletter as the spam implies: these creeps have never written to us before - ever.
In fact, the address used was last used over three years ago - an indication of just how desperate these crooks are.
If you get any similar letters from the Redmond Führer, send them with all headers to the Federal Trade Commission's mailbox for Unsolicited Commercial Email, email@example.com, to your local ISP, and to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Do not Bcc any of the addresses: make sure MS sees what's happening and how you are dealing with them. Do not accept this vile tactic.
Herewith the letter (yes, it's rather disgusting):
From: 'Microsoft' <0_2573_11C3634C-5D30-D111-8B1D-08002BB74F3F_UK
Subject: Local News - UK DOJ Update
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 09:28:41 -0700
X-Mailer: Microsoft CDO for Windows 2000
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