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Try this out.

Linnea Ista lkista at unm.edu
Mon May 24 11:20:51 EST 1999

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On 20 May 1999, Hanna Petrykowska wrote:

> >Netscape and AOL have recently merged to form the largest internet
> >>>company in
> >>>>>the world.  In an effort to remain at pace with this giant, Microsoft has
> >>>>>introduced a new
> >>>>>email tracking system as a way to keep Internet Explorer as the most
> >popular
> >>>>>browser on the market.  This email is a beta test of the new software and
> >>>>>Microsoft has generously offered to compensate those who participate in
> >the
> >>>>>testing  process.  For each person you send this email to, you will be
> >given
> >>>>>$5.  For every person they give it to, you will be given an additional $3.
> >>>>>For every person they send it to you will receive $1.  Microsoft will
> >tally
> >>>>>all the emails produced under your name over a two week period and then
> >>>email
> >>>>>you with more instructions.  This beta test is only for Microsoft Windows
> >>>>>users because the email tracking device that contacts Microsoft is
> >embedded
> >>>>>into the code of Windows 95 and 98
> >
> >

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