You are being abused. You should complain, too.

FYI ~I sent this message to the account privacy complaint address for
Yahoo.com today. I would hate to think that my address was being abused in
this fashion!

“This junkmailer has an account granted by you. In my reckoning they are
committing fraud by deliberately making their messages appear to be sent
by someone else. I bet they don’t have that user’s permission. I don’t
think you should allow this to occur. Here is the transmission I
received:”

here is the original message I received (with an embedded “reply-to”
address of afriwood@yahoo.com)

-----Original Message----- From: unicycling@winternet.com
<unicycling@winternet.com> To: unicycling@winternet.com
<unicycling@winternet.com> Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2001 8:58 PM Subject:
African Alternative to Viagra - It Works! Time:11:04:40 PM

>Dear union114, Greetings!
>
>AFRICAN ALTERNATIVE TO VIAGRA THAT WORKS!!!
>
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>
>This letter is not “spam”. Please click the “remove” link, below, to be
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>
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>whether you
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>
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>
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>for less than you pay for TWO uses of the usual “treatment”. Note
Africanwood is an
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regulated by the FDA.
>You use the product how you see fit!
>
>Africanwood is not a potion—it is not processed. It is simply
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>and best of all, IT WORKS! Unbeknownst to most, Africans have been using
the nut for its
>stimulating properties for thousands of years! Prolongs erections,
increases sensitivity,
>enhances sexual pleasures.
>
>The scientific name for this particular variety of nut is “C. acuminata,”
and this variety is only
>available in a very small area in a West African country.
>
>FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE:
>
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>
>Traditional uses include:
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> - treating nervous debility
> - weakness
> - lack of emotion
> - nervous diarrhea
> - depression
> - despondency
> - brooding
> - anxiety sickness
>
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what most
>people don’t realize is that most natural remedies work best ONLY in
>their
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>
>The key constituents of the AfricanWood nut are theobromine, tannins and
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>
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such high
>regard for so many centuries!
>
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>
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>
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>
>USE THIS FORM and send CHECK OR MONEY ORDER!
>
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>
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>
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