E-mail adulteration is a technique used in e-mail replies consisting in the partial change of the contents of an original e-mail message. It usually has the purpose of making fun, but can also be used for other malicious intents. This trick is most funny when applied to a message sent to an e-mail list.
E-mail adulteration is a writing technique intended to arouse surprise in the reader by changing the original content of an e-mail message in its reply and must not be confused with e-mail spoofing.
E-mail adulteration has been invented by Massanobu Tachikawa, a member of L.A.M.A. during the 1990s.
Example of original message:
|From: John |To: [E-mail List] |Subject: Example | |Hello guys, I'm in a good mood!Example of reply (adulterated message):
|From: Steve |To: [E-mail List] |Subject: Re: Example | |Finally you accepted it! | | John wrote: | > Hello guys, I'm a good moron!References
L.A.M.A. E-mail List (http://groups.google.com/group/lama-avisos)
 E-mail spoofing is the forgery of an e-mail message header and usually but not necessarily its content.
"E-mail adulteration has been invented by Massanobu Tachikawa, a member of L.A.M.A. during the 1990s."
And some people just go all GrammarVandal on the original message. Heck; sometimes I've been known to do that. And sometimes I wonder how often the original sender notices the changes. -- JeffGrigg
I fix grammar only in reply subject lines. I can't stand typos in the subject line repeat and repeat. And sometimes I fix typos in snippets I copy to comment. What else? I break the cited part and sometimes simplify it with "[...]". But I guess everybody does the latter two. -- GunnarZarncke