Statement on Spam and VoteNader.org

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Apr 8, 2004, 3:23:37 PM4/8/04
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Spam from VoteNader.org? (Or naderexplore04.org)

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 VoteNader.org. 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 naderexplore04.org. 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
software.

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
general.

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 "camp...@votenader.org,"
contain a "Paid for by Nader for President 2004" statement at the
bottom, and have "upd...@lists.votenader.org" 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 votenader.org (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
with.

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?
http://www.aota.net/Email_Spam_Prevention_and_Mgmt/emailsource.php4

Why Does This Spam Look Like I Sent It?
http://www.aota.net/Email_Spam_Prevention_and_Mgmt/spamfrom.php4

Coping with a Joe Job
http://www.sitepoint.com/article/sabotage-coping-joe-job/2

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

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thinks is the right decision according to Vatican city and it should be
respected. I personally think that US should not go to war without
having Pope on her side or else Pope should be educated about the real
situation we are facing, I think religion should be respected and given
proper place in international politics. But it does not mean that
Military build up and inspections should no continue they should.

They way I see it, good people are using "Emergency Protocol" to speak
with each other and considering the situation I think this has been the
case for last 50 years or so. But one must ask why is it that ever after
such a long time, leaders and ordinary secret service workers have
failed to educate people about the real problem, looks like not many
leaders (unlike Bush) were really looking for solution desperately, most
of them were there just to pass the time. It also seems that wrong
approach was taken in past to educate people about the issues.

Like Iraq and many Muslim countries are now run by Jews who using Muslim
minds and affiliation as weakness to turn people against west who is
facing the same problem on her side, instead of working on the re


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