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Because the sender’s account had been registered anonymously, investigators had to use forensic techniques — including a check of what other e-mail accounts had been accessed from the same computer address — to identify who was writing the e-mails.

Eventually they identified Ms. Broadwell as a prime suspect and obtained access to her regular e-mail account. In its in-box, they discovered intimate and sexually explicit e-mails from another account that also was not immediately identifiable. Investigators eventually ascertained that it belonged to Mr. Petraeus and studied the possibility that someone had hacked into Mr. Petraeus’s account or was posing as him to send the explicit messages.

Eventually they determined that Mr. Petraeus had indeed sent the messages to Ms. Broadwell and concluded that the two had had an affair.

How The FBI Uncovered the Petraeus Affair 

Just so you know— your anonymous email account ain’t anonymous at all. 

(via The New York Times)

Should I Write Back?

Catching up on email this morning, my heart fluttered. I had received, deep breath, a love letter! Text in full: 

Hello, I’m Constance, a nice and lovely young girl. I came across your page and really picked interest in you, can we become friends if you do not mind?. Contact me back so i can send you my photos and also introduce myself properly to you. Have a nice day as i await a soonest response from you.

Sincerely yours,

Cons.

The best part, of course, is that she signs the note Cons. As if we didn’t know.

Your VP? 
If you’re on Romney’s email list, you’ve likely received multiple emails from the Romney campaign seemingly with the announcement of the VP pick. But open the email and, surprise, you’ll find that there’s nothing in there about who the VP is, just a donation solicitation. In a word, this is not making people happy.
Check out my report on the subject line teasing today on Forbes

Your VP? 

If you’re on Romney’s email list, you’ve likely received multiple emails from the Romney campaign seemingly with the announcement of the VP pick. But open the email and, surprise, you’ll find that there’s nothing in there about who the VP is, just a donation solicitation. In a word, this is not making people happy.

Check out my report on the subject line teasing today on Forbes

Conde Nast Consumer Marketing #Fail
I received an email this morning from The New Yorker pitching me on another title that their parent company, Conde Nast, owns. I’m not averse to receiving a promo email every now and then, but does the email really need to come from a “Consumer Marketing” email address? Transparency is great, but just coming out and telling people they are consumers being marketed to isn’t just abrupt, it’s lazy.

Conde Nast Consumer Marketing #Fail

I received an email this morning from The New Yorker pitching me on another title that their parent company, Conde Nast, owns. I’m not averse to receiving a promo email every now and then, but does the email really need to come from a “Consumer Marketing” email address? Transparency is great, but just coming out and telling people they are consumers being marketed to isn’t just abrupt, it’s lazy.

Can I walk around naked in the house or would you feel offended? (Yes)

My Future Roommate? 

I posted an ad on Craigslist listing two rooms that I am trying to rent. I’ve gotten a number of responses, but this one is just too funny to keep to myself: 

Dear Alex,

I am very much interested and will absolutely come by Wednesday. However, just a few questions:

- are you religious?
- are there any pets / are they allowed?
- do you mind if I bring my panda collection (glass sculptures) into the house?
- do you object to the occassional use of hard drugs?
- can I walk around naked in the house or would you feel offended?
- can the walls handle a lot of sounds (especially friday-/saturday-night?
- do you object to men having extremely long hair?

Sorry for the questions, but they are important to me since I want to live a blissful life.