The following was forwarded to me by Bob Jordan, firstname.lastname@example.org, for inclusion here:
[This is not for real (if there was any doubt in your mind).]
[many levels of forwarding addresses removed] >>> TO: MASSAOL@aol.com >>> FROM: GatesBeta@microsoft.com >>> ATTACH: Tracklog@microsoft.com/Track883432/~TraceActive/On.html >>> Hello Everyone, >>> And thank you for signing up for my Beta Email Tracking >>> Application or (BETA) for short. My name is Bill Gates. >>> Here at Microsoft we have just compiled an >>> e-mail tracing program that tracks everyone to whom this message >>> is forwarded to. It does this through an unique IP (Internet Protocol) >>> address log book database. We are experimenting with >>> this and need your help. Forward this to everyone you know >>> and if it reaches 1000 people everyone on the list will >>> receive $1000 and a copy of Windows98 at my expense. >>> Enjoy. >>> Note: Duplicate entries will not be counted. You will be >>> notified by email with further instructions once this email >>> has reached 1000 people. Windows98 will not be shipped >>> unitl it has been released to the generalpublic. >>> Your friend, >>> Bill Gates & The Microsoft Development Team.