Fake emails from "Linus"Jul 19, 1999, 13:25 (10 Talkback[s])
From: Linus Torvalds <email@example.com> Subject: Fake emails from "Linus" Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 00:31:43 -0700 (PDT) To: Kernel Mailing List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Just a heads-up: somebody is sending out fake emails that claim to be from me, and that have me endorsing the Java client for Seti@Home.
The reason I know somebody is faking emails is that I got a bounce from one of them.
If somebody on the kernel list gets a message that claims to be from "Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>" with a subject line of "Seti@Home user interface", it is fake.
I'd like to see the full headers from such a message, to see if it shows where it is really originating from: the bounced message does not contain the original headers..
I assume it is a mass-posting trying to market Seti@Home or the particular client in question, and I'm not all that amused.
PS. Although I have to admit that the first line brought a grin: "Being the awesome Linux stud that I am.."