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SPAM and eBGP4 real-time map ?
I commented on something that Paul said on bind-workers, and as
usual with elm, group-reply goes also to the sender.
I am curious as to what Paul means with "eBGP4" feed, I must see
/Matti Aarnio <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 1997 15:08:52 -0700
From: Paul Vixie <email@example.com>
Subject: Paul Vixie did not spam you (this is an automated response)
X-Agent: BSD vacation daemon
Some weeks ago, I started receiving a massive number of e-mail bounces and
complaints about spam. I immediately realized that someone had abused the
network in my name; sure enough, I shortly received the evidence shown
below. I apologize for this form letter response, but I'm expecting
another 10,000 complaints and I do not plan to send personalized replies to
each one. Your message has been filed and will be read by me shortly.
I'm thankful, in a way, to see this occur. It underscores the terror that the
spammers must be feeling based on the excellent effect we've produced with our
web page at http://www.vix.com/spam/, and the wonderful feedback and sign up
rate I've received on my "real time spammer black hole" eBGP4 feed. Yesterday
they forged threats in my name to every member of the U.S.Senate and today I
see even more evidence that I'm hurting spammers everywhere.
I'm sad if you got spammed, but I assure you that I don't ever send unsolicited
e-mail other than person-to-person for a specific purpose. You'll be spammed
another dozen times this week, probably by Sanford Wallace of Cyberpromotions
or some other fun-loving jerk who wants to steal your time and money. Please
visit the http://www.vix.com/spam/ web page and consider signing our petition.
If you are an ISP, please send me private e-mail asking about my real time
blackhole feed, that makes known spammer networks disappear from your address
PS. Here's the first human report I received about Friday's forged spam.
The second report (further below) shows a second spam, apparently from
someone named "Alan K Baker" who claims responsibility for both spams.
| Date: Sat, 22 Feb 1997 00:58:26 +0000 (GMT)
| From: xxx
| To: firstname.lastname@example.org
| cc: email@example.com
| Subject: Someone's faking your address in spam re: FREE GOLD!!!!
| In-Reply-To: <B0000771170@home.glasscity.net>
| Someone has been sending junk mail with your names on it (at least, having
| looked at your web pages I guess it's not from you :-). Here's the
| message, including full headers. I've complained to glasscity.net. I
| suggest you use what ever legal measures you can to make them divulge the
| details of the user who forged this mail. Keep fighting the good fight.
| Mail follows below sig.
| Return-path: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
| Envelope-to: email@example.com
| Delivery-date: Sat, 22 Feb 1997 00:12:30 +0000
| Received: from mauve.csi.cam.ac.uk [18.104.22.168] (exim)
| by black.csi.cam.ac.uk with smtp (Exim 1.58 #1)
| id 0vy54n-0001c9-00; Sat, 22 Feb 1997 00:12:29 +0000
| Received: from home.glasscity.net [22.214.171.124]
| by mauve.csi.cam.ac.uk with smtp (Exim 1.58 #1)
| id 0vy54m-0002UV-00; Sat, 22 Feb 1997 00:12:28 +0000
| Received: from home.glasscity.net (126.96.36.199) by home.glasscity.net
| (EMWAC SMTPRS 0.81) with SMTP id <B0000771170@home.glasscity.net>;
| Fri, 21 Feb 1997 19:12:25 -0500
| Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 19:12:25 -0500
| Message-ID: <B0000771170@home.glasscity.net>
| Subject: FREE GOLD!!!!
| X-UIDL: 20934820873692863905867902837082
| Priority: normal
| X-Flags: PXU2-4R65-2264:R
| Apparently-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
| From: email@example.com
| Free gold! Phone, fax or email!
| Guaranteed FREE gold! 99.9% pure for first 1,000 replies!
| Phone +1 415 747 0204
| Fax +1 415 747 0106
| Promotion by:
| Vixie Enterprises
| Star Route Box 159A
| Woodside, CA 94062
| Be QUICK!!!
| Paul Vixie
| +1 415 747 0204
| From: xxx
| To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
| Subject: Fw: Dear spam hater.
| Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 19:30:42 -0700
| I wonder if you can tell me how you show up as the source/return path of
| this message below? I checked some of your news group postings and you
| hardly seem like the type to mail this kind of nonsense. Any advise?
| > From:
| > To:
| > Subject: Dear spam hater.
| > Date: Friday, February 21, 1997 6:52 PM
| > HA HA HA HA
| > You are on a published list of peolple who hate commercial mail!
| > How STUPID can you get! Commercial email is just taking off - and I'm
| going to distribute this list everywhere
| > I can to shut you whining people with nothing better to do than complain
| > It's BASTARDS like you who got me shut down last time - but demon won't
| touch me! HA HA HA!
| > I can go thru DIFFERENT servers! ANYTIME...........
| > Alan the Infowarrior
| > 'Let me read your palm!'
| > --
| > Alan K Baker (MailWurliTzer Willy)
| > www.senora.demon.co.uk
| > email@example.com
| > PS glasscity.net are not responsible for this.........
I will continue working to eradicate spam from the Internet no matter what
these "people" (term applies loosely) do.