Point of order : the first paragraph below is *not*
by me. (Wish I'd thought of it!) Mine starts with "That was
my question ..."
On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, Jerome M Berkman wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, Beartooth wrote:
> It may come from a yahoo host, but that doesn't guarantee it
> is from Yahoo staff. I sent a copy to abuse @
> if it is for real. If it is, it is pretty ridiculous.
> - Jerry
> > On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, David W. Tamkin wrote:
> > > JC was able to check the full headers of the message for
> > > suspicious origin or routing and surely would have
> > > written it off and said nothing to us if it had not
> > > appeared genuine.
> > That was my question, yes; I wouldn't've been able
> > to. I know only that forgeries happen. (Though it still
> > makes me wonder about yahoo; color me paranoid -- I stay
> > strictly away from those lists, even as a subscriber.)
> > > [I trust that "asseverate" is a kangaroo term for
> > > "assert".]
> > Sorry. I'm a linguist; playing with words is my
> > nature. I wanted a slightly stronger word -- and should have
> > thought long enough to ask simply "are you sure."