Scam alert: [Fwd: Thank you from One Laptop per Child]
Benjamin M. Schwartz
bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu
Sun Nov 16 13:50:09 EST 2008
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pgf at laptop.org wrote:
> this mail was/is legitimate, and is part of the G1G1 launch
> starting tomorrow. the links go through a redirector so that
> OLPC can see statistics on click-through responses.
> i understand completely why it made you nervous, however. we'll
> consult with our mailing partner to find out what we can do about
> the URLs in future mailings.
In fact, the mailing partner did something very interesting here, which is
to send the message with both a plain-text and HTML copy, embedded in the
same mail. My client is configured to prefer the plain-text version, so I
saw links of the form "http://www.amazon.com/xo". In the HTML copy, it's
as Chris described.
So OLPC beware; the traffic statistics you're getting back from Constant
Contact Inc don't include (at least some) users running Thunderbird, and
maybe anyone else with a similar client.
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