From: Alan Hannan (no email)
Date: Sat Feb 22 1997 - 10:52:09 EST
Is there a mailing list other than NANOG that may be appropriate
for updates on your mission?
Perhaps there exists a spamhaters mail list?
If not, I'd be happy to set one up to remove this traffic from
NANOG. Or, perhaps you could, so as to prevent its being
Please let me know if I can help in this way.
> Three days ago someone forged mail in my name, and again in the name of
> everyone mentioned anywhere in www.vix.com, to every member of the U.S.
> Senate and House, threatening to delete all their files and shut down all
> of their systems. It was crudely done, easily detected as a forgery,
> easily traced, and now the subject of interest for the FBI.
> Today someone forged spam in my name, to I-don't-know-yet how many users,
> offering to give away "FREE GOLD!!!" and giving my e-mail address and
> that of <>, an employee here and also a major spam
> fighter in his spare time. I've already received over a hundred complaints
> and e-mail bounces, and a few "Free gold? Sure, send some to me at <addr>."
> I can only infer from this that what we're doing is hurting the business of
> spam, and that they are worried about us. So I take it as highly encouraging
> and if I needed any excuse to redouble my efforts, this would be it. I've
> created a vacation message and a procmail script so the next ten thousand
> or so bounces and complaints will be handled automatically.
> I am also working with the relay sites used to forge and export this spam,
> to educate them about <URL:http://www.sendmail.org/antispam.html> and also
> about spam in general <URL:http://www.vix.com/spam/> and about my real time
> blackhole feed. Today I got calls from several folks who I've blackholed or
> suggested blackholing lately, each being a request for help and education.
-- Alan Hannan Not Employed Networking, Ltd. email: . phone: 402/488-0238 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -