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Re: FW: Resolution of Spam

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  • From: furio ercolessi < >
  • Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 15:32:39 +0100
  • Cc: "'Paul Wouters'" < >

On Mon, Mar 11, 2002 at 01:41:25PM -0000, paul@localhost wrote:
> > Paul Wouters wrote:
> > You want ISP's to cancel a lient if you receive a promoting spam about
> > their client?
> >
> > Let's see, let me see what happens when I send out a spam advertising
> > Cactushop ASP shopping cart v4.1 just to get you off the market.....
> >
> Good point, but when it's nice looking HTML email and every image is pulled
> from that www domain, you start to think it might be genuine. Surely their
> abuse guys are smart enough to look at the HTML source...

... and also note that both the spam emitting source and the advertised
web sites are in

If anyone wants to examine a sample, here is one chosen randomly
(and indicating that Level3 knows about this spammer since at 
least 26 february):
- transmitted by:
- advertising :

The spammer's servers seems to be in their Los Angeles colocation 
facility, so they probably have a lot of bandwidth available.

I refuse to believe that Level3 abuse is unable to assess the
situation because it is very clear.  On the other hand, I would 
readily believe that Level3 abuse proposed termination, but other 
parts of the company did not approve it: because we have already
seen too many similar cases occurring in large backbones.

furio ercolessi

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