Re: obnoxious e-mail from Guo Rong
From: connieplice (
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 16:46:55 -0600
Fred Olson,  Good Work!   Connie Plice

> From: Fred H. Olson <fholson [at]>
> Subject: RE: obnoxious e-mail from Guo Rong
> Date: Tuesday, February 10, 1998 12:18 PM
> I very much regret the obscene email from
>  Guo Rong    guorong [at] 
> He can no long post to cohousing-L.  His sub has been dropped.
> (Only subscribed addresses can post to cohousing-L.)
> A few details in case you are interested -- in chronological order:
> 1/26/98 Subscription recieved from   Guo Rong    guorong [at]  

> Nothing unusual about it tho we have few if an .sg (singapore) subs.
> 2/9/98  5:30am  Fred was on unusually early for daily attempt to keep
>                 up with email.  I check my mail once day typically tho
>                 it varies a lot.
> 2/9/98  6:22am  Obscene message distributed to Cohousing-L
> 2/10/98 3:09am  More civil email from Guo Rong asking to get off the list
> 2/10/98 3:12am  Second copy of " "
> 2/10   10:40am  Fred checks his email , becomes aware of the problem,
>                 drops  Guo Rong sub.  And starts this message.
> I would guess that the subscription was a forgery.  That is someone
> the subscribe command.  We do not currently have a confirm process to
> prevent this.  We have had an ongoing problem with forgeries but usually
> can detect them but not this one.  If anyone could help implement a
> confirm process, please contact me.  
> A confirmation process would work something like this:  When a Sub
> is received only a confirm message with a unique 'password' would be sent
> to the subscriber with instructions to reply with the password to confirm
> the desire to subscribe.  Only when a message with the password is
> received would the subscription be entered. 
> Again, please accept my regrets about this annoyance  -- the content 
> of the message and the unfortunate timing relative to when I checked in.
> Lets try to get back to talking about cohousing over the list.
> Email about the problem to me is fine.
> Fred
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