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4.42. Wow! Did I really get e-mail from Santa Claus?

Quite possibly, if you sent mail to him first. Lately, around December, electronic mail Santa servers have been popping up on the Net. You can send Santa your wish list, and when he has time he'll send an e-mail reply. Here's what my letter from Santa looked like. (By the way, Santa granted only one of my wishes!)
From daemon Thu Dec 23 07:54:05 1993
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 93 10:19:58 -0500
To: Kevin Savetz <>
From: "Santa Claus" <>
Organization: The North Pole (A Public Benefit Corporation)
Subject: Re: Dear Santa

> Dear Santa,
> All I want for Christmas is a decent SLIP or PPP connection locally.
> Oh, and I'd like my book contract to go through.

Greetings from the North Pole! What a week, what a week! Its really busy
getting ready for the big day. We've been feeding the reindeer extra
and the elves are all looking forward to a week on the beach.

Do you realize that we have to visit 2 billion children in one night?
822.6 visits per second, barely enough time to snarf down those cookies!

I've checked my database (twice) and its clear that you've been very good
year. I'm going to do the very best I can to get you all the neat stuff
you are hoping for. Still, when all is said done, I hope you get peace
happiness in 1994, the best presents of all.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Santa Claus
(and the Elves! *<:-))
The North Pole

P.S. Rudolph sends his regards. He's drooling all over the rug just
about all those carrots and stuff kids are leaving out for him. What a mess,

what a mess!

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