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st: RE: strange email


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: strange email
Date   Fri, 22 Nov 2002 15:40:34 -0000

John Hendrickx
> 
> I got a strange email today titles "Copyright 2002 Stata 
> Corporation"
> and sent by "info@postnet.net". There was no text, no attachment as
> far as I can tell (although it was 142k). It wound up in the "Bulk"
> folder of my Yahoo account where spam is directed by the email
> system. Is this email legitimate or is it perhaps a new attempt to
> spread a virus or worm? You can't be too paranoid when it comes to
> strange emails these days.
> 

It is inconceivable to me that any mail from 
Stata Corporation would ever be sent this way. 
They would _always_ write using an explicit Stata 
Corp address, and they would _never_ send attachments
in bulk mailing. I'm pretty sure they would never
send bulk emailings anyway. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
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