I have found myself on a strange mailing list.
On 2004-10-30, I received an email from email@example.com announcing a meeting:
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 01:33:07 EST Subject: Wednesday Night Ohr Naava Wednesday night schedule: 7:00 - Karate - Haya! 8:00 - Parsha and Halacha - Rabbi Freiman 9:15 - Part I of Chanuka Series "I Refuse To Give In" Rabbi Wallerstein See you there!
On 2004-12-03, I received a second email from email@example.com announcing another meeting:
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 00:28:40 EST Subject: Thursday Night! Thursday night: 7:00 PM - Come and join Yochani's awesome art class - explore and develop your talents! 8:00 PM - Come and learn how to braid challah! All challah's made go to Tomchei Shabbos - an organization that helps needy families. Plus, special guest, Mrs. Chanie Mandel, will be there to teach us how to make a new surprise recipe! (Due to tha large number of challahs needed and the limited oven space, we will start making challahs as early as possible - so if you have time, come and join us!) Don't forget about those toys for the Toy Drive! Ask your family and friends to help out too - the more presents and toys we get, the more smiles we can put on children's faces. Tizku L'Mitzvos! Looking forward to seeing you there!
On this second occurance, I realized I had been placed on a mailing list, probably in error. So, I replied to the email:
From: Michal <michalg@g...> To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 21:49:44 -0800 Subject: Re: Thursday Night! Hi, This in response to the second email that I received from you regarding a meeting. Who are you? -Michal
I received a puzzled response in short order:
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: michalg@g... Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 02:44:48 EST Subject: Re: Thursday Night! In a message dated 12/2/04 12:50:19 AM Eastern Standard Time, michalg@g... writes: > Hi, > > This in response to the second email that I received from you > regarding a meeting. > > Who are you? > > -Michal > What meeting? I am *NAME CENSORED* Who are you?
The name given appears to match the email address.
I had intentions to immediately reply, but time got the better of me and I did not. Over the course of the next two weeks, I received eight more announcements. For brevity I will omit them here, except to list the subjects:
2004-12-03 SABABA - ride gemach 2004-12-07 A LOT OF VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION [dec.doc] 2004-12-08 Chessed Opportunity 2004-12-11 REMINDER 2004-12-11 REMINDER 2004-12-13 Monday Night! 2004-12-13 Monday Night! 2004-12-14 ?
In the last email was written another email address, email@example.com. I have written to it asking for an explanation. Updates on this matter will be posted here.
http://michal.guerquin.com/bruriap.html, updated 2004-12-15 02:00 EST