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Apr 8, 2004, 5:56:52 PM4/8/04
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You may have received spam email recently that appears to come from our
campaign, or be about our campaign -- perhaps the "From" and or
"Reply-to" addresses look like they are coming from Or
perhaps you have received a message that appears to come from an
individual (if the address is real, the real owner probably did not send
this email either) with suppressed recipients. Or maybe you received an
email that appeared to come from yourself promoting our site.

These messages are NOT from Nader for President 2004, and these email
tactics are NOT condoned by our campaign in any way.

UPDATE: Some of the latest forged emails have been made to appear to be
coming from Again, we are not responsible for this
unfortunate abuse of email, and there is little in the technical sense
that we can do to prevent this as it has nothing to do with our actual
infrastructure. We are collecting information.

NOTE: The emails with malicious code (viruses, worms, etc.) often have
attachments. Our campaign will NEVER send attachments in our
announcement emails to you. Please be sure that you have anti-virus
software and have the latest updates available for your anti-virus

Our hosting service has alerted us to say that Nader for President 2004
appears to be the target of what is called a "Joe Job." Such an event is
where a spammer forges email to make it appear to have come from some
other domain (such as ours -- or yourself). This is hard to prevent on
our end and part of the insecure nature of the email protocol in

Members of our actual email list must request to receive email from us
(either through Ralph's signup sheets or subscribing during our
exploratory phase, or now on our campaign site). When one signs up for
email they must reply to a confirmation message before they receive our
list announcements.

Our public announcement emails come from ","
contain a "Paid for by Nader for President 2004" statement at the
bottom, and have "" in the "To:" header.
Unfortunately, some of these indicators can be forged as well.

Most of the Spam that we have received complaints about appear to be
forged from email addresses not associated with (often
forged to appear to be coming from government email addresses), and have
our website code embedded in the body of the email with hidden tags that
contain random words that work to subvert anti-spam software.

If you are on our lists, you can ALWAYS unsubscribe at ANY time by
following the instructions included at the end of our announcements. You
can also use our unsubscribe page using the email address you signed up

If you are receiving this SPAM, we extend our apologies.

We will pursue the spammers to the full extent of the law.

For more information, please review these resources:

How Do I Determine the Source of an Email?

Why Does This Spam Look Like I Sent It?

Coping with a Joe Job

Please contact with any questions. We have received
many samples of the spam and are working to identify the source, if

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learn not to fear anything else but the unhappiness of God.

May God show us the right path and have mercy on us all :), may God end
the days of bad guys and their mind control over humanity sooner.
wa?Salam Mohsin

Who?s leading the mosque :)

Assalam u?Alekum all :) Here is another one of those unconscious social
things accepted by people today. Mostly all the houses of God are run by
a committee than the person who is leading the mosque or church. Most of
those people who run the committee are not really that religious and are
more politically motivated. In my case I have seen good people staying
away from committees where as those who don?t know anything about
religion controlling religious centres.

One must ask who really is the head of mosque/church, it is supposed to
be the Imam/priest, it may very well be the case that these leaders were
elected by the people to lead the mosque/church but at the very end it
should be religious person who makes the decision how to run a religious
centre not a committee, the committee should only be there to share
opinion and provide views, but Imam/Priest must remain the leader.

It is very important but sadly not understood by many people today, they
just like to create a "different" kind of system. Many Muslim Imams have
complained that they can?t even give Friday Khutaba without committee?s
permission it is committee who tells them what to say and do, I don?t
know may be committees should be reminded that it is God?s religion and
God and those who know religions are the best people to decide what to
say and do. It may very well be that Imam?s and priests get paid to lead
mosque/church but leaders must be elected/rejected by people not the
committees the reason being committees can be corrupt and motivated by
political issues than religious issues.

I honestly don?t think things are going to change in a day, but we must
try to reverse and stop the current wave of thoughts and

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