List spam again

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Sat Aug 7 15:37:36 1999

On Sat, 7 Aug 1999, Bruce Lane wrote:

> Regarding that spam from the fellow selling computer parts...
> First, let me say that I've been actively fighting spam since I first got
> a dial-up 'net account in 1994. I've seen a lot of spams, and I've gotten
> to where I can usually tell when someone may have made an honest error in
> judgment, as far as advertising their new business, vs. actually doing
> intentional spam.
> The spam from Mr. Holtzclaw had the feel of an honest error to it. Here
> are the actions I've taken.
> 1). I have traced back the spam to its source, and notified the ISP
> involved ( was indeed the source). Their AUP specifically prohibits
> spamming, so I would not be surprised if Mr. Holtzclaw starts looking for a
> new provider very soon.
> 2). I have sent a note to Mr. Holtzclaw, something I almost never do,
> explaining -- POLITELY -- about spam, about what he did, and where to find
> web resources that explain what spam is and why it is a Bad Thing.
> I'll keep the group updated with any responses I receive. Oh, and I also
> sent a message to our (perhaps justifiably) overzealous member who wanted
> to fire off a DoS attack on the responsible mail server. I have asked him
> not to do so, as fighting abuse with more abuse never gets anything done.
> Onward we go...!
> -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
> Bruce Lane, Owner and head honcho, Blue Feather Technologies
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Thanks Bruce, and well done!

                                                 - don
Received on Sat Aug 07 1999 - 15:37:36 BST

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