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Re: Challenge-response mail filters considered harmful

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On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 12:31:12PM -0400, hashi@pooq.com wrote:
> What is the proper way to report spam?

Essentially, trace headers back to the originator, forward copies of
the spam including headers to the originating ISP and any webhosting
providers mentioned in the spam.  Weeding out fake headers takes
experience.  If you're in the US, the FTC has requested that you
forward your spam to uce@ftc.gov.  They're collecting spam and
prosecuting false advertising right now, but I believe there are plans
to start prosecuting under the fax spam law of 1988 (sending
unsolicited advertisements to any device capable of transcribing to
paper is a crime in the US.  Last I checked, computers are able to do
that but nobody's argued it in court yet.).

The easy way to find contacts is to use abuse.net.

The easiest way to report is to look at spamcop.net, which automates
the process (except emailing the FTC).  It's a good idea to lurk in
nntp://news.spamcop.net/spacop as well.

Happy hunting!

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