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Re: A request

Long live debian-curiosa! :))
Alas, fun, fun, fun! :)
Me want more.


On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 07:30:00PM -0700, dataman@datamans.com wrote:
> Mr. Black,
> Since I was notified by my server that someone had used my server as a relay
> station for spam, I shut it down within 12 hours of it starting,
> reconfigured and blocked the IP's of the originator. Then one week later he
> hackers/spammers found another very tricky way to get into my mail server. I
> blocked that one in less than 20 minutes of it happening. After doing
> extensive research on the ip headers of the originator (tracked by truly
> unforgeable methods of authentication, verification and then documentation),
> we have isolated the spam as originating from the alias your server issued
> to a server that someone on your server spammed. This is without any doubt.
> If you did not do it, then I suggest you check on the ones that have access
> to your server. It was a very cute little spam bomb, advertising a bogus
> credit card capture and check capture system. The FBI has been notified, and
> it is being investigated. It is out of my hands.
> Michael Green
> President
> Dataman's Inc.
> michael@datamans.com
>  -----Original Message-----
> From: 	S.J. Black [mailto:alphafemale@radiant.net] 
> Sent:	Thursday, April 19, 2001 6:20 PM
> To:	dataman@datamans.com; debian-curiosa@lists.debian.org
> Subject:	A request
> Hello,
> I'm on a mailing list on which was aired your vehemnt threat against
> spammers. One has to subscribe to the mailing list, and yet you claim
> this list has been spamming you. The punchline for all of us is that you
> have spammed our list.
> It hasn't occurred to you that the .org extension might indicate it's
> not a company. It also hasn't occurred to you that you may be
> "hollering" against people with whom you have no valid complaint. 
> I notice your run a business of a technical nature: why then must you
> reconfigure your firewalls and e-mail servers when you're "hit"? I would
> guess that such an accomplished technical person as yourself would hve
> no trouble setting up spam filters and creating very tight rules on your
> firewalls.
> I'd be pleased to help you with this aspect of your business.
> I'd also recommend highly that you cease contact with Debian altogether.
> We'll all be much happier without inane threats. Certainly any bit of
> extra bandwidth that can be saved
> by you not contacting the listmaster will, I'm sure, be appreciated.
> Debian runs several 
> popular and high-traffic mailing lists. Spam is, last time I heard
> (about 2 months ago), not one of the more appreciated forms of
> communication on these lists. 
> Please consider this a professional request.
> S.J. Black
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