curious spam...

J. Hellenthal jhellenthal at
Tue Sep 15 12:11:24 UTC 2020

Hey google, siri, or Alexa phoning home and your information put into a local database as a new person in the area for which they have bought your address.... I could believe that.

 J. Hellenthal

The fact that there's a highway to Hell but only a stairway to Heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic volume.

> On Sep 14, 2020, at 13:33, 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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