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Re: [d@DCC] SPAM supportive of the Conservative party making the rounds...

From: Russell McOrmond <russell _-at-_ flora.ca>
To: General Discussion <discuss (at) digital-copyright.ca>
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 21:20:49 -0400 (EDT)
References: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0406261836310.3537@calcutta.flora.ca> <jbm.20040626184519.84130407@alkaid.pc9>

On Sat, 26 Jun 2004, Jem wrote:

> Definitely worth keeping on file, but I do a lot of spam fighting and
> with something like this I smell a 'joe-job'... deliberate spamming
> using someone else's identity to hurt their reputation. The only
> information for certain is the IP that the spam arrived from. Other than
> that, there is no hard evidence.

  Given the lack of technological awareness of the average citizen, I
doubt it is someone trying to hurt the reputation of the Conservatives.  
Those receiving it will more likely believe the message than not trust it 
because of the unknown source.

  My guess is that it is a Conservative supporter who is trying to skirt
the "third party advertising" laws.  Only an adequately resourced
investigation could actually find out.  Regardless of who did it, this is
one SPAM that is worth putting some resources into finding out its source.

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