The Boston Diaries

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Gotta love spam with a legal disclaimer

From
"John" <yjonjens@mail.com>
To
sean@conman.org
Subject
business leads
Date
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:22:50 +0200

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This e-mail message and its attachments (if any) are intended solely for the use of the addressee(s) hereof. In addition, this message and the attachments (if any) may contain information that is confidential, privileged and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, you are prohibited from reading, disclosing, reproducing, distributing, disseminating or otherwise using this transmission. Delivery of this message to any person other than the intended recipient is not intended to waive any right or privilege. If you have received this message in error, please promptly notify the sender and immediately delete this message from your system.

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I'm only reproducing this because of the disclaimer. Really? You're fishing for clients, not giving legal, medical or confidential information. It doesn't mean a thing. Also, when I tried searching for this, Google helpfully mentioned:

Did you mean: This e-mail message and its attachments (if any) are intended solely for the use of the addressee(s) thereof. In addition, this message and the attachments (if any) may contain information that is confidential, privileged and exempt from disclosure under ap…

Heh.

Also, that text shows up on a lot of emails. A lot.

I would like to note that this came from 135328.com, a domain registered in China, from a server in Williamsville, NY. The email was from yjonjens@mail.com, which is from a domain registered to a company in Chesterbrook, PA and administered by a German company in Karlsruhe. The default Reply-To: address is broling@aliyun.com, which is from a copmany in China registered by what appears to be either a European or American. And as you can see, it doesn't match the “sender” address, nor the address mentioned in the email itself. I'm not worried about being sued by these jokers.

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