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Dear List, I first received these 'terrorist sympathiser' rubbish from 'HT' about two years ago as did many on the Al Awda (Israeli Palestinian reconcilliation) list. What it progressed to was numerous threats 'the being watched' stuff ' you are not welcome in the USA' , even a little figure hanging by the neckfrom a gibbet. Such is democrocy. But what was more worrying was that the mails purported to come, after the HT stuff, from peope I knew, with bland headings 'Hi again' eg - so one opened them with no suspicion. Some one or ones, was clearly garnering addresses and using them. So do watch for this progression. The other trick was to send in the name of someone respected an obscene rant posing as an article, anti Palestininan, Iraqi, Arab etc. Some appaling stuff was sent in the name of Francis Boyle, highly respected international law expert and advisor in legal affairs to the Palestinian Authority. He of course, had nothing to do with it and was in turn sent over five thousand obscene and abusive emails in a period of two weeks if I remember rightly. So watch out, even for mails that seem to come from those one knows well, check very carefully that the header is something you feel OK with, if uncertain, delete - or mail them to check its them asking them to respond with a particular header seems perhaps boringly long winded, but better than getting a virus. If it really gets bad, in the UK there is the Scotland Yard computer fraud people who are extremely helpful and for illiterates like me a patient mountain of information solving. On the plus side, they only seem to bother with those on lists which seem to be making an impact - a very back handed and maddening compliment. A pile of the senders come from California and Minnesota rather than Tel Aviv. Best, f. _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk