Hi, One other reason to put keywords in an email is to throw off the Echelon filters. The Echelon spy network intercepts millions of e-mails and faxes sent every day by ordinary people, searching for trigger words. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/1357264.stm If we all include those trigger words in all our emails then we will stuff up their system. For example, Send a Poem for Echelon... http://www.window.auckland.ac.nz/archive/020617Echelon/Echelondefault.html Email a poem, randomly generated from keywords and codenames such as hack, Bush, America and terror, which are interspersed with encrypted names and dates. With any luck, it will be intercepted by the Echelon network and this work of art will also become a tactic for political protest through its deliberate interference of the Echelon network's systems of spying. A poem for Echelon: ------------------------------------------------ S A R T Y o b i e S A R D 7 5 7 M S N B C M - 1 4 U n d e r c o v e r S a y e r e t M a t ' K a l I S C S N 9 M Y K C O C O T G r a y D a t a E C C M A R C G R U B V D $ I D B X M W i p e o u t s u p e r c o m p u t e r L A T A L R T S I n f o r m a t i o n T e r r o r i s m r i p W A S C o w b o y T o m l i n s o n C a b l e & W i r e l e s s M E I I O S A l l D E A D B E E F m a i l b o m b S D I S T e m p l e t o n E D I w o j o I S R c h a m e l e o n m a n E O D D F T o m l i n s o n U n i t 5 7 0 7 L R T S A l e x I S P E S e a r s T o w e r W O R M m o l t e l e x j o e B a l d w i n E I P g o v e r n m e n t A M E M B 2 E 7 8 1 6 9 A G T . A M M E S L - 1 S e r g e y e v C B O T R e c c e S k y t e l G o r e l S e c u r i t y C o n s u l t i n g R D I $ M - 1 4 S A B E N A P G P 5 . 0 i B N C I W W S V C S K i w i s S I G S S I G D A S Y S S a t e l l i t e i m a g e r y New York mayor says he hasn't had time to weigh political future. What happens in Afghanistan if the Taliban falls or if military action dri ves millions of refugees toward the borders? Al-Badr Al-Hazmi who spok ed on condition of anonymity, said authorities questioned the doctor a bout whether his credit card may have been stolen by the hijackers or their associates. ------------------------------------------------ So this email has probably been flagged and reported to the CIA cheers Dr Stuart Young, +64 (0)9-815 4321 Ex 8656 <syoung at unitec.ac.nz> Lecturer, School of Computing and Information Technology, UNITEC Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand "Have I lost faith in Microsoft? Yes, completely, I no longer care or believe any claim or announcement they make. I am not interested in their latest and greatest version of anything." >>> john at johnallsopp.co.uk 12/06/2003 18:40:07 >>> A friend just asked me this: > I won't tell you what the content of this particular junk mail was, but > I was very curious to see the list of words they had put at the bottom > [near the 'remove me' bit]. I thought these were words that were picked > up by search engines or whatever. So what on earth is all this about??? > > <optimizing dietary blight autocracies stealthy > RzneXoenhreRzneXgurjbeqsnpgbel.pb.hxRzneX places siemens verification > posse autobiographic surprising elucidation suburbia infinitesimal favor > chapter biracial jerome really invincible > ... and I don't know the answer. They look like keywords for a search engine, but why would you put them in an email? Cheers J -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ Evolt.org conference in London, July 25-27 2003. Register today at http://evolt.org.uk For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !