Date: Thu, 15 Dec 1994 19:01:04 -0600
From: Katherine Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BGA.COM
Subject: Holiday Giving--Don't Mail to Those Addresses
I got a message like Michael Linn's too, but it turns out to be a
misunderstanding that is causing the folks at those addresses some
problems. I've attached this from alt.folklore.urban. Please spread this
around to anyone who's sending out those messages.
From: pbfriedm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]us.oracle.com (Perry Friedman)
Subject: Re: Holiday email folklore?
Date: 14 Dec 1994 18:39:06 -0800
Some more info on this, from Sun:
Received: DECEMBER 14, 1994 18:26 Sent: DECEMBER 14,
From: Jamison Gray
UNX03.US.ORACLE.COM:[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]Xenon.Stanford.EDU,[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]Sunburn.Stanford.EDU:Jamison.Gray[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]
To: phdcs-alumnus[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CS.Stanford.EDU phdcs[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CS.Stanford.EDU
mscs-alumnus[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CS.Stanford.EDU mscs[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CS.Stanford.EDU
chughes[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]minniemouse.cemax.com
Subject: Correction (Re: Holiday Spirit)
UNX03.US.ORACLE.COM:[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]Sunburn.Stanford.EDU:Jamison.Gray[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]eng.sun.com
UNX03.US.ORACLE.COM:[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]Xenon.Stanford.EDU
Sorry for the wide distribution, but there's incorrect
information floating around on the net. This is from
Sun's PR department:
Sun is participating in a project conducted by the Internet
Multicasting Service to generate funds for the needy during the
Holidays. The project, called the Cyberspace Christmas Campaign,
consists of a home page -- north.pole.org -- on the World Wide Web,
accessible via a browser such as Mosaic.
Every time the page is accessed, Sun will donate 10 cents to the Second
Harvest Food Bank. Sun's limit will be a total of $25,000. Other
companies are participating as well, donating funds to their specified
***Contrary to an e-mail circulating on the Internet, the donation is
not made every time an e-mail message is sent to this address.***
For more information, contact Luther Brown at the Internet Multicasting
Service, 202-628-2044 or George Paolini at Sun Microsystems,
The aforementioned Home Page (http://north.pole.org) includes the text:
Please Don't Spam Santa
There is a rumor going around that we're trying to get as
many messages as possible sent to santa[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]north.pole.org.
Not true...Santa has all the mail he can handle and asks
that you refrain from spamming him or there might be a few
last-minute transfers to the "naughty" list.
Please correct this rumor wherever you've seen it.
Happy holidays to all!
-- Jamie Gray
kate kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]bga.com