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Hey!

Today, I've got a mail from Mr Madhukar N. Gogate, titled
"Visit language website". I (hope that I) was careful and
downloaded this mail onto a floppy and opened it with a
text editor under Linux. The content was just:

 >  - Madhukar N. Gogate (India)
 >  Email      [log in to unmask]
 >  http://balasainet.com/mngogate
 >  (Site on languages, science etc)

Hrm. I hate that. Mails where nothing is in there but a
link. Some months ago, I got a message "Hi!", and the girl
writing that seemed to be seriously interested in
conlanging OTOH. I googled after the name in the from-field
and found postings to various fora about Latin and writing
as the only hits.

So people out there, bare in mind to always give emails a
sensible header so that the person whom you send your mail
doesn't throw your mail away because he thinks it's spam.
And second, please put a description of what you want the
reader to say acutally into the body of the message! That
can't be so difficult after all!

Yours,
Carsten


NB: Here's the header of that mail:

| X-UIDL: BI'"!==j"!/5G"!@MJ"!
| X-Mozilla-Status: 0000
| X-Mozilla-Status2: 00000000
| Return-Path: <[log in to unmask]>
| Delivered-To: [log in to unmask]
| Received: from smtp2.vsnl.net (smtp2.vsnl.net
| [203.200.235.232])
| by server32.greatnet.de (server32.greatnet.de) with ESMTP
| id 7DDE23429E5
| for <[log in to unmask]>; Wed,  1 Dec 2004
| 03:25:03 +0100 (CET)
| Received: from gogate ([127.0.0.1]) by smtp2.vsnl.net
| (vsnl mail server)
| with ESMTPA id <[log in to unmask]> for
| [log in to unmask]; Wed, 01 Dec 2004 07:49:02
| +0530 (IST)
| Received: from ([202.9.130.84])
| by smtp2.vsnl.net (InterScan E-Mail VirusWall Unix); Wed,
| 01 Dec 2004 07:49:02 +0530 (IST)
|  Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 07:39:24 +0530
| From: "Madhukar N. Gogate" <[log in to unmask]>
| Subject: visit language website
| To: [log in to unmask]
| Message-id: <00b001c4d74c$8b5b0160$a78209ca@gogate>
| MIME-version: 1.0
| X-MIMEOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2800.1165
| X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1158
| Content-type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
| Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT
| X-Priority: 3
| X-MSMail-priority: Normal
| X-UIDL: BI'"!==j"!/5G"!@MJ"!

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