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The A3C Connection, Oct/Nov/Dec 2000 The A3C Connection
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Figure 3: A Typical Spam Email Message


These are the complete headers, altered to protect both the innocent and the guilty, and part of the body of an actual spam message.

# Header
1 Received: from ( [])
by (8.10.2/8.10.2) with SMTP id eA03121
for <>; Sun, 19 Nov 2000 18:14:14 -0600 (CST)
  Received: (qmail 20320 invoked from network); 19 Nov 2000 08:50:54 -0000
2 Received: from
by with SMTP; 19 Nov 2000 08:50:54 -0000
3 Received: from
by with ESMPT; Sun, 19 Nov 2000 03:39:01 -0400
4 Message-ID: <00000ee45f1f$00003dcf$00004947@>
5 Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2000 03:38:48 -0400
6 From:
7 To: <Undisclosed.Recipients>
  Subject: 60 million email addresses on CD + 17 million More
  MIME-Version: 1.0
  Content-Type: text/html; charset=”iso-8859-1”
  X-Priority: 3
  X-MSMail-Priority: Normal

60 million email addresses on CD and a bonus of 17 million more, for $389 Never offered before and never offered again.


All orders placed up to that time will be shipped on the 5:30Pm Last of day pickup. Ad $10 for overnight Delivery! Call 888 555 1212 or email your order to

PS Then this sale and outrageous price ends forever Monday at 4pm No exceptions.

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