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Net abuse complaint: Is Your Web Site A Secret?

I have received the following at several addresses on my domains and am
now also receiving copies via mailing lists. This is clear evidence that
the perpetrator is fishing for addresses in the lists. Previous complaints
have failed to stop the flow of unwanted messages so I am now appealing to
the next hop up the traceroute, nya.net.

I beseech you to login to the appropriate router and reconfigure it so
that owlsnest.com becomes a secret. In other words: pull the plug on this

Some of us depend on the Internet to earn an honest living and the
spammers are ruining our workplace. For further information visit:
http://www.abuse.net and consider participating in their efforts to fight
spam and other forms of net abuse.

On Tue, 8 Jul 1997 owl@owlsnest.com wrote:

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>      Is your web site the best kept secret on the Internet?
>      We'll promote it to 50 search engines and indexes for $85
>      and complete the job in 2 business days.  Satisfaction is
>      guaranteed!
> If you have a great product, but are not getting many inquiries from
> your Web site, you may not be adequately listed on the Web's search
> engines and indexes.
> Millions of viewers daily use these facilities to find the products
> and services they are looking for.  But if your site is not listed, no
> one will see it.
> Listings on most of these services are free.  However, locating and
> filling out the forms required to get a listing can take several days,
> and most people just don't have the time to do it.
> That is why we offer a web site promotion service.
> We will submit your site to 50 indexes and search engines for $85.  We
> will accept the return of this E-mail, with the form below filled out,
> as an order.  We will bill you upon completion of the promotion.  Our
> terms are net 15 days from date of invoice.  Satisfaction guaranteed!
> Generally, we complete the submissions within 48 hours of
> receiving your order.  It can take any individual search engine or
> index up to three weeks to process your submission, although most are
> much faster.
> The list changes from time to time.  This is our current list:
> Abaweb!, Alta Vista, Been There, BizWeb, Central Source Yellow Pages,
> Enterpreneurs on the Web, Excite, Four11, Galaxy, I-Network I-Systems
> Spiral Business Directory, I-World Web Pointer, Infoseek, Inktomi,
> Innovator's Network Yellow Pages, Internet Mall, Jayde Online Directory,
> Jumpcity, Jumper Hot Links, Linkmaster, Lycos, Magellan, Mega Mall,
> Net-Happenings, Net Navigator, Net Mall, NTG's List, NYNEX Big Yellow,
> One World Plaza, OnLine's WWWeb Index, Rex, Starting Point, Truenorth,
> URL Tree, Virtual Lynx, Web Point, WebCentral, Web Venture Hotlist,
> Webcrawler, Websurf, Win Mag/NetGuide Hotspots, WhatUSeek, Worldwide
> Announce Archive, WWW Business Yellow Pages, World Wide Yellow Pages,
> WWW Worm, YelloWWWeb.
> When we have completed the promotion, we will send you an HTML
> file as an attachment to your E-mail bill.  Save this file to your
> disk, and view it through your Web browser.  It provides links to the
> search engine we submitted your site to, plus any comments we received
> from them when we did it.
> We do not require prepayment.  Your satisfaction is guaranteed or
> you don't pay the bill.
> We are a web site promotion company located at:
>    Owl's Eye Productions, Inc.
>    260 E. Main Street
>    Brewster, NY 10509
>    Phone: (914) 278-4933
>    Fax:     (914) 278-4507
>    Email: owl@owlsnest.com
> The easiest way to order is by e-mail.  Just hit the REPLY button on
> your e-mail program and fill out the following information. (This
> information will be posted to the search engines/indexes):
> Your name: 
> Company Name:
> Address:
> City:              State/Prov:     Zip/Postal Code: 
> Telephone: 
> Fax: 
> Email address: 
> URL:  http://
> Site Title: 
> Description (about 25 words): 
> Key words (maximum of 25, in descending order of importance):
> Proofs (Where shall we e-mail proofs): 
> If  billing a different address, please complete the following:
> Addressee: 
> Company Name:
> Address:
> City:              State/Prov:     Zip/Postal Code: 
> Telephone: 
> Fax: 
> Email address: 
> We will bill via Email. (7519)
> Terms:  By returning this document via Email, you agree as follows:
> You have the authority to purchase this service on behalf of your
> company.    Terms are net 15 days.  Accounts sent to collections will
> be liable for collection costs.  You agree to protect and indemnify
> Owl's Eye Productions, Inc. in any claim for libel, copyright
> violations, plagiarism, or privacy and other suits or claims based on
> the content or subject matter of  your site.
> When we receive your order, we will input the information into
> our system, and send you a proof.
> After we process any corrections, we will run your promotion, capturing
> any comments from search engines as we go.  We will incorporate these
> into an HTML-formatted report to you, which we will attach to
> your bill.
> ===Web Promotions=====Press Releases=====Link Exchanges=========
>                  Owl's Eye Productions, Inc.
>                    260 E. Main Street
>                    Brewster, NY 10509
> Ph: 914-278-4933  Fx: 914-278-4507  E-mail: owlseye@owlsnest.com
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