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Fake emails from "Linus"

Jul 19, 1999, 13:25 (10 Talkback[s])
    From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@transmeta.com>
 Subject: Fake emails from "Linus"
    Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 00:31:43 -0700 (PDT)
      To: Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu>

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 <torvalds@transmeta.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.

     Linus

PS. Although I have to admit that the first line brought a grin: "Being the awesome Linux stud that I am.."