Re: The furniture thing
Date: Thu 02 Dec 1999 - 05:52:47 PST
Still, it's a really nice sofa, and we're all better off having seen it. I wonder if it comes in blue .... ?
On Wed, 1 Dec 1999 16:18:21 Brent Aliverti wrote:
>I tend to think that some furniture-seeking JBC list-member didn't
>appreciate receiving the candlehead picture and as a way to show his/her
>displeasure, decided to use the "e-mail this item to a friend" feature of
>furniture.com to send a mail to the list, appearing to be from Carol, making
>her look bad in the process. Not such a nice chap would he be.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Adrian H. D. Bell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: JBC-list <email@example.com>
>Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 3:56 PM
>Subject: The furniture thing - Off topic
>> I wonder if the furniture message was an advanced form of spamming.
>> Carol says she didn't send the second message (only the candleheads), and
>> JBC fan, you should believe her. It still begs the question how did it
>> Here's a couple of theories:
>> 1. JAVA applet
>> a. Carol went to furniture website.
>> b. A java applet from the site read her outbox and found messages with
>> file attachments
>> c. Applet then sends SPAM to same address inserting "Jbc", her email and
>> candle into the context of the message to make it seem personalised
>> 2. Virus
>> same as above but instead of java applet a melissa-like virus on Carols PC
>> performs this function.
>> 3. Low tech - Conspiracy.
>> Someone reviews Carols outbox and then sends an email from her PC to cause
>> general humiliation.
>> Any techies like to pontificate as to the feasibility of Theories 1 or 2.
>> Alternatively, any conspirators who think option 3.
>> For Carol, I would certainly be running a virus check to elimate 2 at
>> It would also be interesting to know if there is any furniture messages in
>> your Sent Items or if you ever visited the furniture.com website.
>> In any case, it would also be interesting to know if furniture.com or some
>> kind of sick mind is behind this. Or perhaps even both?
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