Ian Smith smithi at
Mon Mar 14 03:01:35 UTC 2011

In freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 353, Issue 11, Message: 4
On Sun, 13 Mar 2011 11:57:03 +0000 Bruce Cran <bruce at> wrote:
 > On Sun, 2011-03-13 at 06:49 -0500, ajtiM wrote:
 > > In the last week I got four emails like this one today:
 > > 
 > > From: <a href="mailto:bruce at">bruce at</a><br/>
 > > To: <a href="mailto:perryh at">perryh at</a><br/>
 > > CC: <a href="mailto:freebsd at">freebsd at</a>, <a 
 > > href="mailto:lumiwa at">lumiwa at</a>, <a href="mailto:freebsd-
 > > questions at">freebsd-questions at

[I guess it's a gmail option whether to quote messages with addresses 
shown as HTML urls?  Other people seem to be able to avoid doing that]

 > That's not from me - it's from a company called ParkLogic who are
 > forging emails.  See
 > for more details.

G'day Bruce,

unfortunately trying to follow that through by 'next in thread' on lands at a message that they've censored, declaring:

 "Error 410: The page you requested has been removed
 The page you requested has been removed due to inappropriate content."

>From there, they leave you no way to finish the thread, in particular to 
my detailed wannabe FAQ - in reply to you, as it happened - on how folks 
might solve this issue at:

That report may or may not help gmail users, as Chris Brennan reported 
gmail provides no way to filter on message headers such as Message-ID, 
still at least it shows how to determine that these messages are indeed 
forgeries.  Maybe by now parklogic realise that targetting gmail users 
will cause the most mischief?  Evil doesn't necessarily mean stupid ..

As for's apparently arbitrary censorship, you can see the 
message they removed, two messages before mine by thread, here:

Apart from charging Svein Skogen with 'signature too long' :) I can't 
imagine why they or their robot might have taken offense.  At least at only something pretty extreme may provoke our esteemed 
postmaster into removing a message, and there's less obfuscation there 
of email addresses (like .. for better or worse.

cheers, Ian

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