Is Ken Archembault a real person?

To: "'Robert Inglis'" <>, "'Birding-Aus'" <>
Subject: Is Ken Archembault a real person?
From: "Tony Russel" <>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 09:00:19 +1030
Bob, never heard of your bloke, but that's not surprising. I get all sorts
of spam from people I've never heard of by way of emails, and skype people
wanting to be "my friend". I've never been on twitter or facebook so I don't
get those, but it's all just a lot of rubbish. I just block everything from
unrecognised sources. This may result in my missing a few legit messages,
but so what, life goes on.


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Robert Inglis
Sent: Thursday, 17 March 2011 7:40 PM
To: Birding-Aus
Subject: [Norton AntiSpam] [Birding-Aus] Is Ken Archembault a real person?

This evening I received an unsolicited email suggesting I check out Ken
Archambault's photos on Facebook.
I immediately deleted the email without reading it. Why? Because I am very
suspicious of unsolicited emails and I regularly delete 
anything from people I don't know or recognise.
Incidentally, I am not interested in being listed on LinkedIn.

I have never heard of anyone named "Ken Archambault" but a Google search
suggests there is at least one person in this world with 
that name.
Has anyone heard of this person and, if so, do they know anything about him
(assuming that Ken is exclusively a male name)?

I suspect that I have been targeted because I am a world famous (in my mind
at least) bird photographer and this (possibly real 
person) is desperately looking for "friends".
I know very little about Facebook but I understand that the sole purpose for
Facebook is to enable one to accumulate 'friends' in 
numbers beyond comprehension (and thus distorting the meaning of 'friend')
but I am quite satisfied with my real, live, flesh and 
blood, touchable friends so I don't feel a great urge (or any urge, in fact)
to become a devotee of Facebook.

It is possible that someone who has corresponded with Birding-aus has,
unknowingly, initiated this email and this is simply a sign 
of how the internet has morphed into something rather unpleasant.
However, I would like everyone to know that I don't respond to emails from
senders I don't recognise (and I don't respond to some I 
do recognise); I am not interested in becoming associated with 'social
networks' such as Facebook; and I know that no one can 
control any of this.

If anyone wants to contact me they should:
- send me the type of email which can get through my security (some
legitimate senders are apparently being trapped by my security 
system as being SPAM so people should check the style of their emails if
they get no response from me);
- provide a sender's name which isn't obviously a pile of (insert a Tony
Abbott expletive);
- provide a subject line which is comprehensible and/or relates to something
which I relate to (I'm not going to give anyone here a 
clue on what that could be).

Contrary to what some people may have been told, I am really a very nice
person but I have no compunction in deleting emails I even 
slightly suspect may be.............'suspect'.

If I have caused a real person by the name of Ken Archambault any
unwarranted distress with this posting I apologise. If Ken 
Archambault is a real person, is a bird photographer, has personally seen my
bird photographs and wants to be a real friend (and 
doesn't simply want me to look at his photos and then tell him how good he
is) he can personally email me and we can go from there.


Bob Inglis
Sandstone Point


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