[LINK] Fwd: In The Australian tomorrow: the hunt for US bomb
Fri, 14 Sep 2001 12:26:52 +1000
Don't blame Accucast, it's just the maker of a bit of software USED in this
However, on the Accucast Website
we see our friends Marketing eServices popping up - again. Linkers may
remember: Marketing eServices is the outfit responsible for News Ltd's
e-mail spying discussed a couple of weeks back.
And what else? Well, there's a header from Mcastdirect.com, who's website
merely says "Thank you for your interest in this site." (Translation, we
don't want any commie anti-spam agitators hassling us.") So anti-spam
agitators know where to go: Mcastdirect.com seems associated with
www.mediactive.com.au in Melbourne. At least the registrant for one is the
registrant for the other...
Hang on? What's this? Another detail: Mediactive and Marketing eServices are
at the same address...curiouser and curiouser said Alice. Seems News has a
comprehensive strategy to (a) annoy its users and (b) do it through
badly-concealed third parties...
I'm surprised at how inept this turns out to be. News Ltd should wonder "are
there people with three-figure IQs who might try and find out who we deal
with?" instead of treating its readers as dummies...
From: Jan Whitaker [mailto:jwhit@PrimeNet.Com]
Sent: Friday, 14 September 2001 9:22
To: Victoria@theaustralian.com.au; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: [LINK] Fwd: In The Australian tomorrow: the hunt for US
Talk about bad taste in journalism! HOw DARE the Australian send this sort
of spam crap to people!!!! Who do I write to? this is
UNACCEPTABLE!!! And who the HELL is ACCUCAST.COM and how did they get my
>Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 16:51:19 +1000 (GMT+10:00)
>From: The Australian <38.2748.41-7K39O23dmGrR.email@example.com>
>Subject: In The Australian tomorrow: the hunt for US bombings suspects
>X-Mailer: Accucast (http://www.accucast.com)
>US Secretary of State Colin Powell has said that the
>terrorists responsible for yesterday's plane-bomb attacks
>have to be rooted out and destroyed.
>Tomorrow, The Australian will report on the hunt for the
>suspects, and America's plans for its new war on terrorism.
>We are tackling the biggest story in the world with Stephen
>Romei, Sally Jackson and Jonathan Este in New York, Roy
>Eccleston, Carolyn Collins and our political editor Dennis
>Shanahan in Washington and all our resources in Australia.
>The search for life among the rubble of New York and
>Washington continues, and our correspondents will bring you
>tales of survivors.
>The Australian tomorrow will also examine the economic
>implications of this massive blow to the world's superpower.
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