Fake emails from “Linus”

    From: Linus Torvalds <[email protected]>
 Subject: Fake emails from "Linus"
    Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 00:31:43 -0700 (PDT)
      To: Kernel Mailing List <[email protected]>

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
[email protected]

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 protected]>” with a subject
line of “[email protected] 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 [email protected] 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..”