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Re: [anti-spam-wg] Non-cooperation of RIPE ISP in investigating report of email abuse (spam)

  • From: der Mouse mouse@localhost
  • Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 10:29:39 -0500 (EST)

> @ der Mouse:
> Did you try abuse@localhost for the domain that is listed in the
> rDNS (if available) or contact information listed on the website off
> the LIR?

Did I try abuse@...for what?

The problems that (IMO) need some kind of RIPE involvement are the ones
where a block is directly assigned to the spammer ("spammer" because
most of the cases I see are spam-related) or where the contact email
for the containing block bounces.  In such a case, rDNS, when present,
is under control of the spammer and thus worthless, and I'm not sure
what website you'd have me look at or for what - but when websites are
visible in the problem cases they're usually ones under spammer control
and thus equally worthless when it comes to finding abuse-reporting
contacts who can/will deal with the issue.

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