Spam on the list (was Re: )

From: Mick Brown (
Date: Sun May 17 1998 - 11:40:27 EDT

On Fri, 15 May 1998 05:32:10 -0400, "Carl W. Conrad"
<> wrote:

] At 10:24 PM -0400 5/14/98, Jim West wrote:
] >At 10:09 AM 5/15/98 +0900, you wrote:
] >>Authenticated sender is <>
... snippage ...
] >Please do not send this spam! List dude owner person- please block this
] >junk. Thanks,
] Perhaps you aren't aware, Jim, that there's nothing we can do to prevent
] this stuff when it is cc'd to b-greek. Generally the addresses even from
] which the spam comes are bogus, but they are very easy to delete unread.

I think you're using Majordomo. IIRC Most MD versions allow the list owner
to prevent posts from non-subscribed addresses. That would stop most of the
spammage by these dweebs. The ListManager's list probably has the specifics.

The from address is 99% probability bogus. It is not wise to complain to
sender in spam cases, they probably will abuse you as well as adding your
personal address to lists they SELL to other spammers.

However you can generally get an ID of the originating ISP who can ID the
spammer and take care of him.

The headers ID the person as using
] Received: from
] ( [])
] by (8.8.8+2.7Wbeta7/3.5Wpl7-97121022)
] with SMTP id KAA08201; Fri, 15 May 1998 10:09:52 +0900 (JST)

A UUNET dialup. complaints with full headers to have been sent.

I have recently started a moderated message board for spam issues. The
Senate has passed a bill making spamming legal if spammers offer a remove
mechanism. I have links to that and other information starting at the
following pages.

Home page
This page has links to some of the better spam related resources
Message board:
Message board access requires a free registration to Delphi.

-- Mick Brown USENET Moderator & USENET site administrator.

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