strange and unreadable messages (Barbara Muller )

Subject: strange and unreadable messages
From:    Barbara Muller  <bmuller(at)WVU.EDU>
Date:    Tue, 5 Feb 2002 09:12:57 -0500

Hi everybody, Strange messages are getting mailed to this server.... like this one : "Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 15:28:33 +0800 From: #DONNY TAGORA SUHARTONO# <G200536(at)NTU.EDU.SG> Subject: I am sorry RGVhciBsaXN0IG1lbWJlciwNCiANCiAgICBJIHdvdWxkIGxpa2UgdG8gZXhwcmVzcyBteSBhcG9s b2d5IGZvciBzZW5kaW5nIGVtYWlsIHRvIGF1ZGl0b3J5IG1haWxpbmcgbGlzdCB3aXRoIHN1Y2gg YSBiaWcgYXR0YWNobWVudC4gSSBoYXZlIGxlYXJudCBteSBsZXNzb24gZnJvbSB0aGlzIGluY2lk ZW50LCBhbmQgSSB3b24ndCBkbyBpdCBhZ2FpbiBpbiB0aGUgZnV0dXJlLiBJIGFsc28gbGlrZSAg dG8gdGhhbmsgcGVvcGxlIHdobyBoYXMgZ2l2ZSBtZSBhIGNvbnN0cnVjdGl2ZSBhZHZpc2UuDQog DQogDQpSZWdhcmRzLA0KIA0KRG9ubnkgVA0K" May anyone tell me what this is about ? Seriously, I have the impression that more and more either strange or uncomplete or strangely formatted mails get sent to this list. Like this one : "Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 10:33:28 +0000 From: "Brian C. J. Moore" <bcjm(at)CUS.CAM.AC.UK> Subject: <No subject given> <html> Dear Colleagues,<br><br> I give below details of a position in my department.<br><br> <br> <div align=3D"center"><font size=3D6><b>UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE<br><br> </font><font size=3D5>University Lecturer in the<br> Department of Experimental Psychology<br><br> <br> </b></font></div> Applications are invited for a University Lecturer in the Department of Experimental Psychology to take up appointment from 1 October 2002.&nbsp; The appointment will be made in the general area of human perception.<br><br> The pensionable scale of stipends is =A322,522, rising by 11 annual increments to =A334,734.&nbsp; The appointment will be for five years in the first instance, with the possibility of reappointment to the retiring age.<br><br> Further information about the post and an application form may be obtained from the Departmental website (<a href=3D""= eudora=3D"autourl"><font color=3D"#0000FF"><u> osts.html</a></u></font>) or The Head of Department=92s Secretary Mrs. L Coulson, Department of Experimental Psychology, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EB (Phone: + 44 (0)1223 333552; Fax: + 44 (0)1223 333564; Email: <font color=3D"#0000FF"><u>lsc25(at)</u></font>, to whom two applications including a curriculum vitae, list of publications, and names of not more than three referees, should be sent so as to reach her not later than 6 March 2002.&nbsp; It is hoped to hold interviews on 22<font size=3D1><sup>nd</sup></font>, 23<font size=3D1><sup>rd</sup></font> and 24<font size=3D1><sup>th</sup></font> April 2002.<br><br> The University is committed to equality of opportunity.<br> Sorry Brian, but this is barely readable... I don't really know what to do about strange messages but for messages like Brian's please write them in a readable format or make a simple announcement comtaining the URL where more information can be found. Thanks. Cheers, Barbara -- Barbara S. Muller, PhD Sensory Neuroscience Research Center Dept. Otolaryngology West Virginia University School of Medicine P.O. Box 9303 Health Sciences Center Morgantown, WV 26505-9303 voice : 304 293 1308 fax : 304 293 7182 email : bmuller(at)

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