Scam alert: [Fwd: Thank you from One Laptop per Child]

Jeffrey Kesselman jeffpk at
Sun Nov 16 14:34:21 EST 2008

I agree.  You need a better way to track your hits.  Id suggest Google
analytics as
fast and free.  Make a special web page for the landings from the
email and track


On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 2:18 PM, Chris Marshall
<jns-cmarshall at> wrote:
> Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> pgf at 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.
> I'm sorry, if I get an e-mail with visible links to
> and the hidden version not coming from
> the domain I will delete first and ask
> questions later.
> This trick is *exactly* what phishing and identity
> theft spammers do.  I certainly would not forward
> such a message to anyone without verification of
> its validity.
> If the links were instead to some scrambled URL in
> same domain, e.g., that would at least
> indicate that the link gibberish is likely valid
> since it is in the same domain as the link claims
> to be.
> --Chris
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