curious spam...

Aaron C. de Bruyn aaron at
Mon Sep 14 18:35:39 UTC 2020

Yes.  I get spammed about once a week from Jaime Herrera Beutler.  Never
looked at the headers though.
It's entirely possible someone is either pranking me by signing me up to
political lists or they harvested my well-known address from somewhere.

I'll check the headers next time.


On Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 11:33 AM William Herrin <bill at> wrote:

> Howdy,
> I've noticed something odd. When I lived in Virginia, I started
> receiving email directly to my gmail box from my U.S. Representative.
> Unsolicited spam from Congressmen is nothing new but it was a little
> odd that they found my gmail box (which I don't give out) and not one
> of the hundreds of aliases at or which I do
> give out. The gmail box exists only in mail headers; "From" is always
> a different address.
> I moved to Seattle. Today I found my grmail box subscribed to a
> congressman's list from a nearby Washington jurisdiction. Not some
> random congressman. And not any of the addresses I give out; my gmail
> box's address which I don't.
> Anyone else have a similar experience? Any idea how a hidden address
> is making it on to relevant congressmens' lists but not any others?
> That's weird right?
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
> --
> William Herrin
> bill at
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