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We have had some unsolicited email spam today from Sir Paul Judge's The Jury Team:
(using TLSv1 with cipher DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA (256/256 bits))
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Good! Using START TLS should be the default for your SMTP email server - at least some of the intermediate email forwarding will then be strongly encrypted, and relatively secure against content snooping in transit
N.B. this does nothing about Communications Traffic Data anonymity and privacy i.e. it does not obscure which email account is sending messages to which other accounts (email address information) , how much data is being transferred and when (time and date).
Received: from [220.127.116.11] (helo=localhost.juryteam.org)
; Tue, 02 Jun 2009 08:37:11 -0400
Received: from [192.168.113.15] (mail.paulrjudge.com [18.104.22.168])
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Tue, 2 Jun 2009 13:37:06 +0100 (BST)
Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2009 13:37:06 +0100
From: The Jury Team
User-Agent: Thunderbird 22.214.171.124 (Windows/20090302)
Subject: Thought you might like this...
This unsigned email simply advertises a supposedly "light hearted" website URL, which, indirectly, via links to mainstream media stories, points out the supposed "lazyness" of the UKIP party.
This website, www,wekip.org (sorry, no hyperlink, no GoogleJuice) fails to provide the name and address of who is publishing it, something which is surely an offence under Electoral law, given that The Jury Team are actually fielding a few candidates against UKIP (and the other political parties) in the European Parliament Elections this Thursday.
This is a disastrous bit of public relations, for a political group who are criticising others for their their lack of "transparency".
UKIP deserve to be pilloried for their systematic abuse of European Parliament expenses, which they have used to fund their UK political party activities and to enrich themselves individually (they even have had an MEP sent to prison for such abuse).
However, The Jury Team should not be using such email spam tactics for political campaigning.
Will the financial cost (or cost of donated services or equipment) for this political email spam and attack website campaign, be properly declared to the Electoral Commission ?