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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org[SMTP:HOSTMASTER@CNCHOST.COM]
> Sent: Saturday, March 06, 2004 1:21:50 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Your credit card has been successfully charged for $69.95
> Auto forwarded by a Rule
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