scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Spam
John Tudor (JTudor@CALDWELL.CC.NC.US
Thu Apr 13 2000 - 09:24:34 CDT
Actually, all e-mail systems are required by law to have an address of "postmaster@fill in domain name", and most have an address of "abuse@fill in domain name".
Another great option to use if you want to help get rid of SPAM is SPAMCOP, which you can find at spamcop.net. You can register for their free service, or subscribe to their paid service, which will filter out spam messages for you. The free service will parse the header information from your suspected spam, and check it against a list of known spammers. It can then send complaint messages to the proper e-mail address, or tell you if an account has already been closed du to a violation of TOS (terms of service).
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>>> "John M. Ballenger" <ballengerj@COMPUSERVE.COM> 04/12/00 10:27AM >>>
>> The only practical way is to use the filtering capability of
your email software to automagically transfer any messages from him, or
any other spammer, into the trash where you don't even have to look at it.
I routinely set up filters for "XXX" and "Make Money Fast". <<
I believe that both Compuserve and AOL have e-mail addresses to which you
can forward spam, and then they try to filter e-mail from that address for
the whole system. The address at Compuserve is firstname.lastname@example.org. I
don't recall what the address is at AOL. I think its something like
email@example.com. Maybe someone else on the list can provide that address.
--John M. Ballenger