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This is the email including headers:
It's classic stuff.
Someone on a dial-up connection to (Genuity), forging a Yahoo address and abusing a service in Belgium to spamvertise a website.

Spammers are sociopaths. They have a complete contempt for society, for other people's resources. They will happily abuse an improperly protected mailserver in a hospital, a school or a business. They spew millions of unwanted emails at no cost to themselves.

People with whom I have discussed this spam were universally disgusted by it. None of them were surprised by it.

Like most spams, the email does not in itself identify the spammer, SO:
Who are the spammers?

Received: from ( [])
by <munged> with ESMTP id FAA18300
for <munged>; Wed, 12 Sep 2001 05:28:38 -0700 (PDT)
Received: from ( [])
by (8.11.6/8.11.6/Skynet-OUT-2.12) with ESMTP id f8CCSGS04953;
Wed, 12 Sep 2001 14:28:16 +0200 (MET DST)
(envelope-from <>)
Received: from ( [] (may be forged))
by (8.11.2/8.10.2) with ESMTP id f8CCT4D02107;
Wed, 12 Sep 2001 14:29:04 +0200 (MET DST)
Received: from ( []) by with SMTP (Microsoft Exchange Internet Mail Service Version 5.5.2650.21)
id SWXYA87Z; Wed, 12 Sep 2001 14:27:48 +0200
Message-ID: <0000083d7d5e$00007308$00001155@>
To: <>
Subject: Help for the Red Cross and the victims of our Nations tragedy
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 04:23:53 -0500
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/html;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
X-Priority: 3
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Rcpt-To: <munged>
X-UIDL: e60c7d8c5607b9f73e3105b90b1f6869
<meta http-equiv=3D"Content-Type" content=3D"text/html; charset=3Dwindows-=
<meta name=3D"GENERATOR" content=3D"Microsoft FrontPage 4.0">
<meta name=3D"ProgId" content=3D"FrontPage.Editor.Document">
<title>Express Relief Fund</title>
<p>Express Relief Fund.&nbsp;<br>
A combination of relief funds are available for you to send donations to.<=
Red Cross:<a href=3D"">=
Click here</a><br>
Victims Survivor Fund. This will go to a combination of victim survivor fu=
nds equally disbursed.&nbsp;<br>
<a href=3D"">Click here=
Thank you for your help and support.<br>




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Note: <munged> means that I have removed details of the particular one of my addresses to which the spam was sent.


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