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Jeff Gordon's RFA

Tom Allard,

Thanks much for forwarding Jeff Gordon's message.

I called Jeff at the number provided -- he answered --  I named
myself, described the message and asked if it was genuine, 
that spoofs had appeared on the list recently. 

He said, you mean it appeared on the cypherpunks list. 

I said yes it did and it'd be a help to know which messages 
are believable, that it's a bitch these days trying to figure out 
who's who and who's writing what. 

I said the msg'd be in  the archives shortly if he wanted to 
check it out, and offered  to forward a copy in the meantime. 

He said sure I'll take a look at it and let you know.

So I lobbed it up to WA, without the headers. See the
exchange below.

BTW, did anybody else get one of these? If so, send along,
in the clear or anon.


From: Gordon Jeff  INSP <[email protected]>
To: "'John Young'" <[email protected]>
Subject: RE: Msg Authentication
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 12:31:47 -0400 
Return-Receipt-To: Gordon Jeff  INSP <[email protected]>
Mime-Version: 1.0
X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.1960.3)
Content-Type: text/plain


Thanks for checking on the authentication.  While I had not intended
this to be publicly distributed (call the Netiquette police!) it is not
a forgery


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	John Young [SMTP:[email protected]]
> Sent:	Thursday, October 08, 1998 8:56 AM
> To:	[email protected]
> Subject:	Msg Authentication
> Jeff,
> This came via the cpunks mail list this morning; it should be in the
> archives shortly. Header trimmed by me.
> Thanks for authenticating if valid.
> John
> ---------
> >From [email protected]  Thu Oct  8 10:48:40 1998
> Return-Path: <[email protected]>
> Hello,
> The IRS and United States Attorney's office are looking for assistance
> in a criminal investigation involving threatening messages which were
> posted to the Cypherpunks mailing list.  This e-mail address was noted
> to be one of those which receives the Cypherpunks list.  I would
> appreciate it if you would contact me to discuss whether you would be
> willing to assist us in this matter, and what records or information
> you
> have relating to the Cypherpunks list.  You can contact me at this
> e-mail address or at (503) 326-2787.
> Thanks
> Jeff